Relocating to Knoxville

Explore the Historic Grandeur Near the Great Smokies


Relocating to a new city can be exciting, yet overwhelming. This is especially true if you are not familiar with the area or do not have family or friends locally. As someone who relocated to East TN not knowing a single person, I understand your concerns and what you are about to face. Leaving Virginia, a place I had called home my entire life, was a stressful undertaking but I was optimistic about what Knoxville had to offer my family. I put a lot of time into researching the greater Knoxville area and had a trusted Realtor help guide me during our home purchase. Our only regret was not moving sooner. I promise that you will be welcomed with Southern Hospitality once you arrive in the Greater Knoxville area.  

Welcome to Knoxville

Nestled at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Knoxville's cultural scene, abundant outdoor adventures, and historical ambiance set it apart as the most sought-after city in East Tennessee. The "cradle of country music" and home to a bustling Market Square, fine museums, expansive parks, classy restaurants, and top-notch schools, this charming haven blends a southern charisma with the convenience of its central location--offering residents an enviable quality lifestyle filled with thrill and activity. You'll delight not only in Knoxville's natural beauty but also its exclusive communities etched along lakefronts and riverbanks while relishing the euphoria of living in a low tax vicinity.

Neighborhoods in Knoxville exude prestige and opulence, sprawling with grand homes of diverse architectural character. From mini estates on the winding streets of prime golf course communities to chic condos and Italianate homes ensconced on well-manicured lots. Perhaps one of the country's hottest real estate markets, the median home value in Knoxville stands at about $250k, outpacing many national averages and reflecting the continuous appreciation of residential properties in this beautiful enclave. Luckily, navigating it all poses no stress when you have a trusted real estate agent on your side who understands your unique needs and is dedicated to helping you achieve the best experience.

What to Love


Local Lifestyle

Knoxville offers everything you want in a city without being frenetic and overwhelming. The culture, wooded terrain, and grand architectural character of the area lure many to relish its rustic appeal while enjoying all modern convenience and outdoor recreation opportunities. Being a part of East Tennessee puts Knoxville in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, where the cool, fresh air, gorgeous natural wonders, and epic attractions are a given.

The neighboring towns nestled around the city—all straddled by flourishing counties from Loudon to Blount, Roane, and Anderson—benefit so much from their proximity to the Jewel that is Knoxville. Families are drawn to the city for its great music, award-winning schools, and memorable cultural sites, while seniors will find peace in retiring among the active adult community this city provides. You could live down the street from a university Professor or business owner, garden enthusiast, artist, and young professional, all here to enjoy the bounties of the paradise that is East Tennessee.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Vaunting a vibrant downtown with eclectic dining, entertainment, and shopping options, Knoxville is surely a shopper’s (and foodie’s) dream. From Market Square with its popular outdoor concerts, Shakespeare on the Square, and restaurants boasting stunning views of the rich nature surrounding them to West Town Mall.

Order pineapple salsa alongside your beer at Central Filling Station or savor a plate of fried okra at Tupelo Honey, where the décor looks just as enchanting as the food tastes. And if BBQ is what you crave, stop into Calhoun’s on the River to satiate your appetite.


Things to Do

The moment you step out of the house, you’ll find how pleasurable it is to explore your city. Visit the Sunsphere at World’s Fair Park or climb rocks and kayak through the lake at the Ijams Nature Center. You can experience the visual arts of East Tennessee at the Knoxville Museum of Art or visit the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture to immerse yourself in the traditions of ancient civilizations. Locals also love to check out the red pandas at the Knoxville Zoo or hike the Beverly Park Trails for a scenic adventure through the woods.

Notable Schools in Knoxville

Work With Lisa

Lisa Sinclair is a premier real estate agent with a commitment to excellence and specializes in home sales in West Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Whether representing buyers or sellers, she helps her clients achieve their long-term real estate goals through her local market knowledge and professionalism, making her a successful and trusted agent throughout the greater Knoxville area.

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