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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.


  • 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 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Knoxville Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.65 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Knoxville Metro Area's cost of living is 14.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Knoxville Metro Area's population is 699,097 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.48 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Knoxville Metro Area is $134,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.50 percent.
    Knoxville Metro Area public schools spend $8,608 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Knoxville Metro Area.

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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)
re: Knoxville, TN - 10/7/2014
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re: Nice city - 7/8/2013
We too are considering a move to Knoxville, but we're living in Gainesville Florida right now and love it. I was wondering how you felt about Knoxville now, since it's... (read more)
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