People of Knox County enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, cultural events and thriving businesses. Knoxville is the largest city in the county and is also home to the University of Tennessee. Football is serious business in Knoxville, and many of its residents can be found cheering on the UT Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in the fall.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the country, is only a short drive from Knox County and offers many opportunities for vacationing, hiking, backpacking and white water rafting. Mountains and valleys dominate the landscape of East Tennessee and provide a beautiful backdrop to many places in Knox County. The county also boasts an extensive greenway system used by walkers, runners and bikers. The Urban Wilderness is Knoxville’s newest greenway addition and is easily accessed from downtown.
Knoxville’s vibrant downtown venues attract events and festivals throughout the year. Explore a robust farmers’ market, the International Biscuit Festival, and a variety of performances at the historic Tennessee and Bijou Theaters. World’s Fair Park and Volunteer Landing invite vistiors to enjoy open green spaces and a waterfront view. Market Square provides an outdoor gathering place for residents and hosts many restaurants, boutique shops and other businesses that make Knoxville a cultural gem.
Local businesses range from mom-and-pop shops to corporate powerhouses. A low cost of living attracts companies to do business in Knox County and these businesses foster a strong workforce and a low unemployment rate. Shopping and dining options abound; Turkey Creek offers everything from small specialty stores to major shopping outlets and casual cafes to fine dining establishments. Whether you enjoy city life, outdoor adventures, live entertainment or just a quiet night at home, Knox County has everything you need.