.... drive into the Smoky...
.... drive into the Smoky Mountains, get out of your car and go for a hike. Try to approach through Townsend (Hwy 321) or from North Carolina. The normal approach through Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg can be frightening! A tourist haven! I have made the Knoxville area my home since I finished college. I have had career opportunities to leave and have chosen to stay. This is a wonderful place to live-- a city that's large enough to offer a variety of activities and culture, yet small enough that you feel at home. The cost of living is reasonable and it's a safe place to raise a family. The climate is great-- four distinct seasons... a very mild winter and a fantastic spring and fall.
The Knoxville-Chattanooga region has the highest population density in Tennessee.
It is a large city with 200000 residents in the city limits and over 600000 people including the suburbs surrounding the city.
a very good tourism website about Knoxville is:
Actress Polly Bergen
Country Artist Kenny Chesney
Roots author, Alex Haley
Football quarterback Chad Pennington
Musicians Homer and Jethro (remember the TV hit HeeHaw)
ZIPCODE for Knoxville (the county seat of Knox County)
37901, 37902, 37909, 37912, 37914 through 37924, 37927 through 37934
37938 through 37940, 37950, 37990, 37995 through 39998
Area Code 865
City Hall is 035-57-55N 083-55-24W
Knoville Police Department has the motto: "e pluribus unum" (one for all)
often called Marble City
There are other nicknames to Knoxville:"Underwear Capital", "City of Volunteers"