Cedar Bluff is a subarea of Knoxville, that is considered one of the most affordable sections of West Knoxville. Its centralized location and reasonably-priced homes make it a very popular area. Close to both the prime shopping of Turkey Creek and the exciting scene of Downtown Knoxville, this area is ideal for anyone who wants to experience everything the Knoxville area has to offer. Cedar Bluff also has access to a great mixture of great private and public schools. Aside from Knox County Schools, Cedar Bluff also has Cedar Bluff Primary, Intermediate, and Middle schools, as well as Bearden High School. Cedar Bluff is home to three scenic parks, Big Foot Park, Nicholas Ball Park and Walker Springs Park, with over 150 acres combined.
Mascot is located east of the downtown Knoxville area. Mascot schools are made up of East Knox County Elementary School, Chilhowee Intermediate School and Carter High School. Mascot Park, complete with playground equipment and a walking trail, is an excellent source of family-friendly entertainment for local residents. This area, near the base of the Appalachian mountains, provides easy access to the Holston River, which is known for its great fishing and paddling.
While considered a part of the Knoxville Metropolitan area, Seymour is an unincorporated area located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Chapman Highway connects Seymour with the rest of the Knoxville area. Tennessee Pizza Company and Kiko’s Mexican Restaurant are just a few of the great places in Seymour to grab a bite to eat. Seymour is also home to many great schools, such as Seymour City Schools, as well as several private schools. This area is perfect for anyone looking to be a part of the Knoxville area, while also having quick access to the amazing Smoky Mountains.
Home to many popular restaurants, bars and events, the downtown area is the heartbeat of everything Knoxville. From almost anywhere Downtown, you can spot the famous Sunsphere, located in World’s Fair Park. This 75 foot glass sphere serves as a symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair that took place in Downtown Knoxville. Gay Street, Market Square and the Old City are also central areas in Downtown. This area contains the city’s central business district, as well as the city’s convention center. There are many residential buildings and apartments scattered throughout the Downtown area that provide great views and easy access to all Downtown has to offer.
Island Home park
Island Homes Park is a riverfront neighborhood that is an extremely short drive from Downtown Knoxville. Since much of the development dates back to the early 1900s, many of the original, beautiful houses are still standing. Over 90 of these historic houses have been added to the National Register of Historic Places and named the Island Home Park Historic District. The homes have a diverse architectural style, including craftsman, tutor, colonial and traditional. Island Homes is also home to the wildlife refuge, Ijams Nature Center, which has hiking trails available to the public.
Despite being a short drive from the heart of Knoxville, Powell is an unincorporated community located in Knox County, along the Emory Road corridor. Due to its history and culture, Powell still has many beautiful Antebellum-style homes. Powell also has its own school system, as well as a few private, religious schools. Powell has a few hidden gem restaurants, including The Front Porch and GruJo’s German Restaurant. Beaver Creek runs through the middle of Powell, creating tons of opportunities for outdoor activities. Powell is a great area for anyone who loves the outdoor live, while also wanting to live near the exciting Downtown Knoxville area.
Fountain City is easily the most populated subarea of Knoxville. The main road through Fountain City, Broadway, ensures speedy travel to the rest of Knoxville. Fountain City offers many beautiful recreational opportunities; the most well-known being the “Duck Pond.” Fountain City Park and the Fountain City Art Center also provide entertainment to locals. Some great, must-have restaurants in this area include Knox Burgers, Litton’s Market and First Watch. Fountain City’s charm was proven when it was previously in People magazine as the best suburban community in Tennessee.
While Farragut is technically a separate town west of Knoxville, locals consider it a suburb of Knoxville. A mixture of stunning homes, respected private and public schools, and an abundance of beautiful parks make Farragut a wonderful place to live. Farragut High School has been a Reward School for three years in a row! Anchor Park is just one of four beautiful parks in Farragut. It features a stocked fishing pond, playgrounds for children, and a great picnic area. For the history buffs, Farragut offers many amazing sites to check out, such as the Campbell Station Inn, Avery Russell House and the Farragut Museum.