In getting to know Knoxville one route is to explore the city in broad segments divided into North, East, South, West and Downtown. Knoxville is historically a diverse city with many different neighborhood communities, interesting architecture, food and shopping. I think you will find each of these areas has something unique to offer!
East Knoxville contains a large variety of historic homes and is nearby Knoxville’s growing downtown scene. Technically speaking, East Knoxville lies east of Knoxville’s downtown area and runs eastbound from Magnolia Avenue (US-70/US-11) and includes major several thoroughfares such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Dandridge Avenue, and Cherry Street. The city of Knoxville has planned major renovations on the Old City and Magnolia corridor to occur in the near future in an effort to redevelop the business district and improve pedestrian areas.
Some of Knoxville’s most stunning historic homes and architecture can be found in this area once known as Park City. The nabes that comprise east Knoxville include Parkridge, Chilhowee Park, Morningside, Five Points, Holston Hills and Burlington. Some claim you can find the highest concentration of Knoxville’s most famous and internationally regarded architect, George Barber, in the Parkridge neighborhood. For folks who love a historic homes, want a downtown vibe, or want to find an older home to renovate they will find East Knoxville to be a great fit. Other attractions such as the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, Knoxville Zoo, Holston Hills golf course and Chilhowee Park are scattered throughout the areas nabes and are some of Knoxville’s finest jems.
In addition to historic architecture, East Knoxville nabes are home to places such as the recently built Cansler YMCA, Ashley Nicole Dreamland Park, Caswell Park and the Beck Cultural Exchange Center where you will find communities gathered for events and celebrations alike. If you enjoy local restaurants then don’t miss a chance to head down Magnolia Avenue home to the legendary Knoxville Pizza Palace (featured on the Food channel) and Chandlers Deli which features some of Knoxville’s best soul food.
For more information on neighborhoods in East Knoxville please visit my neighborhood specific articles on the Parkridge, Holston Hills, and Chillhowee to learn more specifics about the area and East Knoxville communities Real Estate sales statistics, houses for sale, schools, architecture, amenities and history.
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Written by, Shannon Foster-Boline
Located on the east side of I-40 and Asheville highway, Holston Hills is just a short drive to the University of Tennessee campus and Downtown Knoxville. This historic east Knoxville neighborhood, features a variety of homes ranging in age from the 1920′s to the 1960′s. Typical of the homes from this time frame, dwellings are [...]
Parkridge in East Knoxville is full of gracious Victorian and charming Craftsman/Bungalow style homes. Originally this nabe was part of Park City and similar to some of the other historic neighborhoods (such as Island Home) it was developed as a streetcar suburb for Knoxville’s professional class in the 1890s. Later annexed by the city of Knoxville at the [...]