Driving through Lindbergh Forest in South Knoxville you can almost visualize the Model T cars that once ambled through this historic Knoxville neighborhood. Developed in the late 1920’s as a “automobile suburb” the heavily wooded neighborhood has small winding streets and romantic architecture. The nabe is full of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival and Bungalow homes made with Tennessee stone and marble. Interestingly enough tucked among the stone houses you will also find two of the five surviving Lustron houses. These enamel clad pre-fab houses developed after WWII are in stark contrast to their stoney Tudor neighbors but add a compelling dimension to this quaint nabe. Named after Charles Linbergh, this neighborhood had several dozen houses added to the National Register of Historic Places, and the area is officially named the Lindbergh Forest Historic District.
Connecting to some “newer” homes off of Woodlawn and Taliwa this nabe seems a world away from the hustle of it’s main thoroughfare Chapman Highway. Just minutes from the Henley street bridge this nabe makes travel to downtown and neighboring University of TN only a few minute commute. Residents get the best of both worlds, proximity to Downtown Knoxville and a shortened drive to the Smokey Mountains. Enjoy the wooded rolling landscape, the historic homes, the famous wrought iron topped lamp posts in one of Knoxville’s little jems, Lindbergh Forest.
Best of the Nabe:
EAT: King Tut’s Grill, Kay’s Ice Cream, Ye Olde Steak House
SHOP: Disc Exchange
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Written by, Shannon Foster-Boline