Knoxville, TN

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You'll find a thriving economy plus amazing outdoor adventures, superb dining, a hopping craft beer scene and live music nearly any night of the week.

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Knoxville, TN

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville, Tennessee, is celebrated for its beautiful scenery, affordable cost of living and Volunteer spirit. These attributes and more landed it on Livability’s list of Best Places To Live in the USA for 2022.

Low taxes, including no state income tax, stretch salaries in a city where residents enjoy a lifestyle combining sports, arts and dining scenes with unlimited outdoor recreation. You’ll find trails and green spaces right in the heart of the city, plus craft breweries, dozens of restaurants, live music and a diverse lineup of festivals happening nearly any weekend of the year.

Knoxville’s robust economy and entrepreneurial culture make it a destination for innovative businesses and professionals looking for opportunities to launch or advance their careers.

Companies launched by alumni of the University of Tennessee, the state’s premier research university, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) place the region on the cutting edge of scientific discovery. 

Growing industries in Knoxville looking for talent include entertainment, information technology, health, sustainability and finance and investing.

Knoxville also is the first designated Etsy Maker City, with an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports creative businesses. 

And, it’s easy to make connections. People in Knoxville are known for being genuinely kind and welcoming.

“We’re very welcoming and celebrate diversity and inclusion,” says Tyler Janow, business owner and president of the Young Professionals of Knoxville.

Quick Facts

Average Commute
19.7 minutes
Median Home Value
$331,796
Median Household Income
$41,598
Total Population
187,487
Walk Score
26.0261
Median Property Tax
$1,310

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