Homes In Knoxville, TN Vary From Historic to Contemporary

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:18

What makes Knoxville so special? For some, it is the city’s affordable cost of living. For others it’s the region’s breathtaking scenery and abundance of recreational amenities. But everyone can agree that if home is where your heart is Knoxville offers residents plenty of love.


Named one of Sperling's best places to raise a family, Knoxville boasts more than its share of kid-friendly neighborhoods. Whittington Creek is just on example. Along with luxurious homes with generous floor plans, Whittington Creek is also close to some of the city's best schools (i.e., Bluegrass Elementary, West Valley Middle and Bearden High School), parks and recreational areas and even a 25-meter, Olympic-sized pool, not to mention a number of annual community events.

Living in History

Historic neighborhoods add to Knoxville's charm and appeal. Historic Old North Knoxville, for instance, is a residential/business district with houses dating back to 1880. Fourth & Gill historic neighborhood boasts single family and apartment homes that are architectural representations of the late 1800s.

A Boom in Residential Downtown

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of residential development downtown as the city's center has experienced a revitalization. Knoxville is moving into an era of urban renaissance and Sterchi Lofts, a group of studio and two to four-bedroom loft apartments housed in the former Sterchi Brother Furniture building, is a big part of this transition.