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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.

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  • Location: East-central Tennessee near base of Appalachian range
  • Country: United States
  • State: Tennessee
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  • Metro Area: Knoxville Metro Area

Quick Facts About Knoxville

    The unemployment rate in Knoxville Metro Area is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Knoxville Metro Area jobs have Increased by 1.49 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Knoxville Metro Area's cost of living is 15.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Knoxville Metro Area's population is 861,424 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 32.34 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Knoxville Metro Area is $138,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.83 percent.
    Knoxville Metro Area public schools spend $8,786 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Knoxville Metro Area.

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re: Impressed after a visit - 4/21/2016
Oh, please, reconsider! We have been here 10 years and have come to despise this place. It is so beautiful, cost efficient, and there are an incredible number of... (read more)
re: HIT THE ROAD! - 12/27/2015
This is exactly the attitude you will get if you move to Knoxville. Be warned; it's pretty to look at, but be sure to scratch below the paint and look at the real... (read more)
re: Knoxville is a horrible place to live - 10/25/
I have been in Knoxville for 26 years. I love it here. I'm from New York and I haven't experienced anything of what you are talking about. Knoxville is one of the... (read more)
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