Apartments for Rent in Knoxville, TN(show city information)
Located on the banks of the Tennessee River and a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee is a beautiful city with a long history. It was settled in 1786 by a Revolutionary War officer named James White. He built a fort near present-day downtown Knoxville, which it still stands and is open to the public.
Knoxville is a college town, with the University of Tennessee located here. The university was founded in 1794 and was the first university established in the state. UT, a major research university, is one of the area’s largest employers. The Tennessee Technology Corridor contains major research and development firms, employing a large number of residents. Other top employers in Knoxville include the Tennessee Valley Authority, Scripps Networks Interactive, Regal Entertainment group, and Pilot Flying J.
Beautiful downtown Knoxville is a hub for jazz, country, and bluegrass music. The area is home to several famous pubs, nightclubs, and entertainment venues. Knoxville’s outstanding music scene is rivaled only by its large collection of restaurants – roughly 600 – that range from tiny, hole-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop diners and pubs to posh, sophisticated, five-star restaurants.
Knoxville is home to the Market Square Farmers’ Market, the historic Bijou Theater, William Blount Mansion, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Knoxville Zoo, and the Knoxville Convention Center. Festivals and events in Knoxville include the Big Ears Festival, the Dogwood Arts Festival, and the Knoxville Marathon.
From the winding Tennessee River to the Great Smoky Mountains, residents in Knoxville enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, skiing, sledding, and camping. Rent your Knoxville apartment today and enjoy this southern gem!