Knoxville, Tennessee 

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+3.5% since 2020

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7.3 / 6.1

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Best Places to Live in Knoxville, Tennessee

Mid-sized city / College town - East-central Tennessee near base of Appalachian range. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Knoxville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Tennessee
County: Knox County
Metro Area: Knoxville Metro Area
City: Knoxville
Zip Codes: 37918, 37920, 37922, 37923, 37931, 37921, 37919, 37849, 37917, 37912, 16 total
Cost of Living: -14.5% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 980 ft above sea level

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Knoxville, TN Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Knoxville is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Knoxville jobs have increased by 0.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Knoxville's cost of living is 14.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Knoxville's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Knoxville, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Knox county remained very strongly Republican, 56.5% to 41.5%. More Voting Stats

Knoxville's population is 190,223 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 19.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Knoxville is Real Estate: $257,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.3%.

Knoxville public schools spend $8,615 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Knoxville. More Education

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Housing Market in Knoxville

It's a good time to buy in Knoxville. Home Appreciation is up 19.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Knoxville is $257,300.
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Reviews for Knoxville   121 Reviews
Not somewhere I would live ever again - 11/10/2021
I lived in Knoxville for 3 years and still go there to see a doctor of mine until my treatment is over. You could not pay me to return to Knoxville now that I foster... Read More

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Awesome City/County! - 10/21/2021
This is my second residence in Knoxville and I'm loving my return after a 30 year absence. I love the city and county and the atmosphere surrounding them. What's not to... Read More

One of the few affordable mountain cities left. - 2/22/2021
Most cities with this proximity to mountains are no longer affordable. A stones throw from the most visited national park in America, Knoxville is unrivaled for... Read More

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37918, 37920, 37922, 37923, 37931, 37921, 37919, 37849, 37917, 37912, 16 total


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