Adventure Redefined

Thrilling activities at your doorstep

For those who prefer water activities, our region boasts nine Tennessee Valley Authority reservoir lakes, including Fort Loudoun Lake, which borders downtown. Popular water sports including fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, and sailing can all be enjoyed on the local waterways.

Runners, walkers, and cyclists have access to more than 115 miles of trails, loops, and greenways. There are nearly 20 miles of paved greenways and tracks within Knox County that offer various distances and topographies. Learn more about our outdoor scene.

Hola Festival, Market Square, Knoxville, September 2018

Round-the-clock festivals & celebrations

Knoxville is no stranger to a good time. Our festivals and celebrations include everything from Big Ears and Southern Skies to Dollyfest. Get immersed in other cultures with the HoLa FestivalGreek FestKuumba FestivalKnox Asian Festival, and more.

Finances Redefined

Knoxville vs. National Average

Housing Costs

↓ 25.8%

Healthcare Costs

↓ 10.3%

Utility Costs

↓ 0.5%

Grocery Costs

↓ 10.2%

Transportation Costs

↓ 3.6%

Miscellaneous Costs

↓ 13.7%

*Index and average prices are based on data gathered Q3/2022.
For more information on the methodology, please visit C2ER Cost of Living Index website (

Arts & Culture Redefined

The Historic Tennessee Theatre is home to the Knoxville Symphony, Knoxville Opera, and Broadway at the Tennessee series, in addition to hosting touring musicians, bands, and shows.

Two blocks down the street is the Bijou Theater, which plays host to film festivals, musical acts, and special events.

The Knoxville Museum of Art recently completed a $6 million renovation. The 53,200 square-foot museum hosts 60,000 visitors a year and is open six days a week with free admission.

Downtown Knoxville’s First Friday monthly celebration includes gallery walks at places like the Emporium Center and Art Market Gallery, both located on Gay Street.

Family Redefined

Knoxville is filled with plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions. Spend the day at Zoo Knoxville or take a trip to our discovery center, Muse Knoxville. The possibilities are endless.

Compared to Knoxville, housing costs for a household with 2 adults and 2 children are:

  • 76% higher in San Francisco
  • 40% higher in Los Angeles-Long Beach
  • 27% higher in Miami-Dade County
  • 13% higher in Chicago
  • 42% higher in Boston
  • 40% higher in New York (Manhattan)

Wallace Real Estate

Wallace Real Estate provides some of the most comprehensive relocation services in the region including home sales to home finding, group moving, and international relocation assistance.

Realty Executives

Realty Executives has been proudly welcoming new people into East Tennessee since 1985. Whether transferring one employee or a large group, Realty Executives facilitates the entire relocation process.

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