About Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville is the third largest city in the state of Tennessee with Nashville and Memphis being second and first respectively. In 2013 the city had 183,270 residents and it’s metropolitan area had 852,715.

Architecturecity center of Knoxville, TN

There are two high-rise buildings in Knoxville; First Tennessee Plaza, which has 27 stories and the Riverview Tower with 24 stories. The most iconic structure in the city is the Sunsphere, a tower made of steel that was constructed for the World’s Fair in 1982. In the city center you can find buildings with architecture of many different eras such as James White House that was built in 1786 and Knoxville Museum of Art, a modern building of the ’90s. Victorian, Gothic, Neoclassical, Art Deco and Commercial architecture styles can be found in buildings in Knoxville’s center. When it comes to residencies, there are architectural examples of the past 200 years such as Georgian style, Victorian and Bungalow-style houses. Notable architects Barber, Baumann and McCarty were residents of Knoxville and examples of their architecture can be found all over the city.

Knoxville Neighborhoods

Knoxville, TN is divided into 5 sections: the center of the city, North, South, East and West Knoxville. The city’s business and administrative center is located downtown with only a small part of the area being residential and commercial; the Old City and Gay Street. The neighborhoods in South Knoxville are Vestal, Lindbergh Forest, Island Home Park, Colonial Hills, and Old Sevier and are both commercial and residential, something we also see in Omaha, NE. West Knoxville is a popular retail area and consists of the following neighborhoods: Sequoyah Hills, West Hills, Bearden, Cumberland Estates, Westmoreland, Suburban Hills, Cedar Bluff, Rocky Hill, and Ebenezer. The neighborhoods of Parkridge, Burlington, Morningside, and Five Points can be found in East Knoxville. And North Knoxville is represented by Fountain City and Inskip-Norwood.

Major Corporations

Knoxville is home to the headquarters of the country’s largest federal power plant, Tennessee Valley Authority. Listed in Forbes 1000 movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group is based in Knoxville followed by Scripps Networks Interactive and TeamHealth. Thes are the three largest publicly traded companies in Knoxville, Tennessee.