Knoxville, Tennessee, États-Unis

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Knoxvillians love the outdoors, and when it comes to recreational opportunities there is a lot to love. The Knoxville Urban Wilderness is a massive urban park featuring more than 40 miles of hiking, biking and running trails. What’s more, the city is a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, less than an hour’s drive south.

Knoxville has a foot-friendly downtown. Many museums, entertainment venues and restaurants are within walking distance of each other. Live music is one of its joys.  The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, established in 1935, is the oldest continuing orchestra in the Southeast. The city also has its own opera company and multiple venues for outdoor concerts.

In 1792 it was designated as the first capital of Tennessee, eventually relinquishing that role to Nashville. The arrival of the railroad in 1850s gave Knoxville a boost in population and trade. In 1982 it would step into the global spotlight as the host of the World’s Fair, the first ever held in the South. The Sunsphere, a 266-foot hexagonal steel truss, is one of only two structures left from the international exposition. Once a symbol of the fair the Sunsphere is now a symbol of the city.

Knoxville offers residents a low cost of living amid architectural diversity. Downtown properties feature Greek Revival, Victorian, Gothic, Art Deco and modern styles. Neighborhoods like Parkridge and Fort Sanders are among those established as streetcar suburbs, areas that came of age with the trolley. They’re especially known for their Victorian and craftsman-style residences. Historic Parkridge has one of the largest collections of homes designed by architect George Franklin Barber whose mail order house plans were sold nationwide. Automobile suburbs cropped up on the outskirts of Knoxville in the 1920s and 30s.  One such suburb is Lindbergh Forest which retains its original architectural integrity. The neighborhood, on the National Register of Historic Places, is dominated by Tudor Revival residences built with locally quarried Tennessee marble and distinctive wrought-iron lamp posts designed to resemble colonial-era gas lights.

Other neighborhoods are North Hills, Island Home, Holston Hills, Sequoyah Hills, and the city itself offers a vibrant Downtown with lofts, theaters and dining.

Knoxville is also home to the University of Tennesse; a major SEC school established in 1794, UTK has a rich history. It ranks as one of the top institutions for research and is competitive in both men and women's athletics.

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8862 Cedar Springs Lane
Unit 100, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37923 États-Unis