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One day exploring wonderful Knoxville, TN 2017

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I spent December 30th, 2017 exploring Knoxville, TN which I had not been to since 2010. Man was I blown away by all the progress downtown has revitalized in the past seven years. Lots of activity downtown and fantastically rehabbed historic buildings. The riverfront (especially on the south bank of the Tennessee River) is starting to develop nicely with new greenways, parks, and developments. Knoxville is the third largest city and MSA in Tennessee, home of the University of Tennessee, and is considered the Tenessee gateway to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Enjoy these photos of The Marble City!


Old City:

Art Museum/World's Fair Park District:

Tennessee River waterfront area:

Ijams Nature Center:

Breweries and Taprooms:


Happy New Year!
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Wonderful little place. Many warm memories. And for all the buzz about Chattanooga, I prefer Knoxville.
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Yeah, not to diss Chatty, just prefer Knoxville. When I was a kid growing up in Florida, Knoxville was a home-away-from-home for me. And I was fascinated by its rust belt feel.
Seeing as how you're a Knoxvillian, would you mind keeping us abreast of developments in your fair city ?
Knoxville is an incredible city. It doesn't get as much publicity as Nashville, but I think there are some great opportunities for Knoxville to grow. Businesses will continue to move to Tennessee due to the favorable tax advantages, as well as the mild climate. Not to mention buying a house in Knoxville TN is very affordable. I can't wait to see what happens to our amazing city.
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