We live in West Knoxville and have lived here about a year. I have lived in many places, full of diversity, and then not so diverse. Mostly, I do like West Knoxville, but my main concern is the quality of healthcare and air issues.
West Knoxville Pros:
Friendly people, except some people in Farragut
Kingston Pike area is nice, but once you get off the main roads, it turns into something out of Deliverance
Slow pace of life, but seems to me a better place to retire
West Knoxville feels safe
East Knoxville needs improvement and I am afraid after dark (around the zoo area-where we are supposed to take our kids), and I've been to Camden, New Jersey. :-/
I cannot speak on the school system because we homeschool. There are a number of homeschooling Read More