Nestled at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains,
East Tennessee provides the backdrop for the good life!

Knoxville offers a perfect mix of big city living, and small town feel. Knoxville is a progressive, friendly, and rapidly growing city accessible from an international waterway. Tennessee has no state income tax and the cost of living is at 15.8% lower than the U.S. average. Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee and home to the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Knoxville has a progressive science and technology corridor, which is emerging as a national leader in the areas of sustainable energy and carbon fiber technology.

East Tennessee’s lakes, rivers and parks provide the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Knoxville has a robust fine arts community along with an active music scene. Knoxville also has an enthusiastic sports crowd, home to nationally recognized UT football and basketball programs. Knoxville has a thriving economy and great public and private school systems. Knox County Schools (KCS) hold an exemplary status awarded by the Tennessee Department of Education.  KCS is the first large urban school district to ever earn this distinction from the state. McGhee Tyson Airport allows for uncomplicated travel within a 30 minute drive from downtown Knoxville.