Welcome to The Marble City – Moving to Knoxville!
With more than 180,000 residents, Knoxville has become the third largest city in the state of Tennessee. In the early 1900’s, Knoxville was known for its marble distribution, which soon coined the city’s nickname, The Marble City. You can expect temperatures to bring mild, humid summers and a fairly small amount of snowfall during the winter months. These great weather conditions make it an ideal place to experience one of the many festivals held at Market Square. Here you can enjoy local shops, dining, festivals, concerts and seasonal farmers markets. Market Square isn’t just fun during the summer months, each winter an open-air ice skating rink is created, open to the public to enjoy.
Knoxville is overflowing with history, and you can tap into the times gone by at a number of local museums. The East Tennessee History Center and the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will blast you into the past, keep you current with the present and show what the future of Knoxville may hold. For another historical and memorable experience, take a trip to the observation deck on the 4th level of the Sunsphere. The Sunsphere was built for the 1982 World’s Fair and provides a 360-degree view of the city. Once you get settled into your new home, you’ll be able to discover first hand all that Knoxville has to offer.
Tips and Advice for Moving to Knoxville
With 20 truck rental locations and 8 self-storage locations in Knoxville, our staff is dedicated to helping you make a smooth move. Check out the information listed below that may be helpful for moving to Knoxville, or even just moving across town.
- Where to Live in Knoxville – Downtown Knoxville is primarily the city’s central business district, home to the University of Tennessee as well as some of the city’s oldest houses. You’ll find a good mix of college students and young professionals in this area. If you head just north of downtown, a few notable neighborhoods in North Knoxville include Fountain City, North Hills, and the Fourth and Gill area. It has easy access to downtown with tons of ethnic diversity and architectural character. Travel south across the Tennessee River, you will find Vestal, Island Home Park, Lindbergh Forest and South Haven. These are some more established neighborhoods within reasonable distance to downtown yet removed enough to enjoy some peace and quiet. When considering South Knoxville, know that there is only one High School (South-Doyle High School) in the area and there are four bridges that cross over the Tennessee River to downtown Knoxville. For a suburban lifestyle, West Knoxville has West Hills, Sequoyah Hills, Forest Heights and Farragut; all four communities are highly rated and great places to raise children. Much of the city’s amenities can be found on the west side. East Knoxville encompasses any part of the city that is east of First Creek; this contains Parkridge, Burlington and Morningside, which are all highly rated. Knoxville’s old wealth was once concentrated in the east, and you’ll find all types of diverse architecture, from large ornate homes to stone cottages. There are many places to live in Knoxville, but these are some great places to start looking.
- Attending the University of Tennessee – For those of you attending the University of Tennessee next semester, move in day is a busy day. Be sure to reserve any equipment you need well ahead of time. If you have any specific concerns, you can reach our moving experts by visiting them directly, online via live chat, or over the phone. Conveniently, we have five truck rental locations within a three mile radius from the University, making the move to and from campus that much easier. Also consider that you may have less space in student housing; luckily, we also have multiple storage solutions to fit your needs, so you won’t have to leave anything behind.
- Fun Times for the Children – Just minutes from Chilhowee Park, the Knoxville Zoo is a great place to spend a day with the family. Within the 53 acres of animal exhibits, you can see black bears, pandas, elephants, and even have the chance to feed the giraffes! Directly south of the Zoo is the East Tennessee Discovery Center (The Muse Knoxville), this is a 4,000 square foot learning-inspired play place for children. Your child can experience the science exhibits, build a custom rollercoaster on a magnetic wall, take a weight lifting challenge with pulleys, or view an out-of-this-world show on the Planetarium, equipped with a full dome projection system.
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