Knoxville, Tennessee

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The Fort

College Students

“The Fort” is the area around the University of Tennessee where most students live. It’s a jumping neighborhood with plenty of apartments for inexpensive living, tons of bars and restaurants and all a short walk or shuttle bus to campus. It also has two hospitals so plenty of medical professionals also live here and give the area more than just a college vibe. Graduate students looking for a more quiet scene will often choose South Knoxville, just across the river from campus.

  • The Fort
  • South Knoxville

Old City

Young Professionals

Old City (Warehouse District) is the coolest neighborhood in the city, with youngsters flocking here for the remodeled, affordable housing and tons of bars and restaurants that make it a nightlife haven. Some graduates also choose to remain in the University of Tennessee neighborhood to keep living that Volunteer lifestyle.

  • Old City
  • University of Tennessee

Shady Grove


Shady Grove/Choto Estates is a great starting point for families moving to Knoxville. It ranks among the best neighborhoods in the state for the quality of the schools, safety, and percentage of homes that are owned. Great homes, beautiful kid-friendly streets, and a tight community make it perfect for new families. If you’re looking for a more social environment look at Fourth and Gill. Just minutes from Downtown the neighborhood has a mix of young professionals, families and retirees. Nearby Broadway Ave also gives locals easy access to all the shopping, restaurants and bars you could want.

  • Shady Grove/Choto Estates
  • Oakwood
  • Fourth and Gill