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-College-town amenities
-Nearby mountains and national park
-Rebuilding downtown


-Some downtown blight
-Weak recent job growth
-Air service

What Bert Has To Say About Knoxville Metro Area

Knoxville, the largest city in eastern Tennessee and home to the University of Tennessee, serves as a gateway to the tourist and recreation destinations of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to the southeast. The 400-acre university campus with its 26,000 students is located along the waterfront just to the southwest of downtown, and adds a notable college-town element, particularly during football season.


Quick Facts About Knoxville

    The unemployment rate in Knoxville is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Knoxville jobs have Increased by 0.65 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Knoxville's cost of living is 19.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Knoxville's population is 179,973 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -12.29 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Knoxville is $109,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.60 percent.
    Knoxville public schools spend $8,258 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.1 students per teacher in Knoxville.

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I moved to Knoxville from the far North/Midwest 6 years ago. I have had a mixed experience. It does seem true that the folks down here do not like northerners. They are... (read more)
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re: Knoxville is a horrible place to live - 10/25/
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