Knoxville, established in 1792, is a great place to call home. This city has so much to offer—beautiful rolling hills, gorgeous mountain lakes, and plenty of great things to do! Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee, which currently enrolls over 27,000 students annually. Downtown Knoxville is a fantastic place to eat, shop, and explore with new restaurants, shops, and nightlife emerging each year. Downtown Knoxville is also home to the famous Knoxville SunSphere, built especially for the 1982 World’s Fair, and stands 266 feet tall—a remarkable addition to the Knoxville skyline. Outside of downtown, take in the sights at the Knoxville Zoo, Ijams Nature Center, and the Knoxville Botanical Garden. With the growth of the city on the rise, coupled with the rich heritage already present and alive, Knoxville is a wonderful place to live!

Knoxville SunSphere with downtown Knoxville real estate in the background

Knoxville Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $488K
Lowest Price $0
Highest Price $8M
Total Listings 1,341
Avg. Price/SQFT $212

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Knoxville real estate is as diverse as the people who make up this vibrant city. If you’re searching for homes for sale in Knoxville, you’ll find everything from charming historic houses to luxury estates, modern condos and everything in between.

The most common architectural styles of homes in Knoxville include traditional homes with brick exteriors, Ranch-style homes, Modern Farmhouse and Craftsman bungalows. Contemporary homes are often custom-built with unique design features.

The Knoxville real estate market has expanded rapidly over the past 10 years, so you’ll find plenty of new construction homes for sale. These homes often have open floor plans, patios, backyards, and garages. Many are located in desirable up-and-coming neighborhoods.

Luxury homes in Knoxville offer stunning design elements and amazing amenities for comfort and convenience. Executive estates could include gourmet kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances, spa-like bathrooms with soaking tubs, and outdoor areas with fire pits, hot tubs and grilling areas.

If you’re looking to buy a low-maintenance home, there are plenty of Knoxville condos on the market. These include luxury riverfront condos in gated communities, sleek units in the heart of downtown, and affordable condos in pleasant residential neighborhoods.

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Knoxville Amenities and Attractions

As a fast-growing and evolving city, Knoxville has plenty to offer everyone. Downtown Knoxville is a hub of arts, culture, shopping, dining and entertainment. Head in any direction from downtown and you’ll find charming neighborhoods interspersed between rolling hills, rivers and wooded areas.

You could spend hours in downtown Knoxville exploring museums and historical sites, taking in shows at Tennessee Theater, shopping at Market Square and dining on gourmet fare along Gay Street. This is also the home of the Sunsphere, Knoxville Museum of Art, and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Tennessee River runs through the heart of Knoxville and provides plenty of opportunities for kayaking, paddling, bird watching and more. There are several parks along the banks of the river where you can enjoy beautiful views of the water and greenery. 

Outdoor adventures are a big part of the Knoxville lifestyle, as the city is surrounded by areas of incredible natural beauty. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is southwest of the city and has beautiful hiking and cycling trails and camping sites. Residents can also visit the Urban Wilderness park and the Ijams Nature Center.

Schools in Knoxville

Families make up a large portion of Knoxville home buyers thanks to the city’s excellent schools. The Knox County Schools district has over 89 public schools that serve students of all ages including elementary, middle and high schools, as well as adult schools, magnet schools and an innovative academy focused on STEM.

Knoxville is also home to a number of esteemed post-secondary institutions. The biggest is the University of Tennessee, which was founded in 1794. Other universities and colleges include Knoxville College, South College, and Pellissippi State Community College.

Are you planning on buying or selling a home in Knoxville, TN? Shoot us a message here or call 865-674-9218 to speak to one of the top Knoxville real estate agents at the Young Marketing Group.


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