As Tennessee's third largest city, Knoxville's mid-South and central location is good for business. It is home to corporate leaders like A.C. Entertainment, Scripps Networks (DIY, HGTV), Regal Entertainment, Pet Safe, and Pilot Flying J.
Founded in 1791, Knoxville's storied past has been captured in the works of nationally renowned poets, writers, and artists who have called Knoxville home, including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, Nikki Giovanni, and Frances Hodgson Burnett. The country is never far away from the town. Lakes and rivers scatter the landscape and eighty-six miles of paved greenway trails wind through the city, making Knoxville an outdoor adventurer's paradise. Here, it is easy to plan a day hike or just an afternoon of biking, kayaking, or boating. Less than an hour away is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with over 800 miles of maintained trails. The Knoxville area offers more than eighty parks including Ijams Nature Center, a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary just minutes from downtown. These are some of the reasons why the metropolitan Knoxville area was ranked the "best place to live in the United States and Canada" among cities with a population of fewer than 1 million by the Millennium edition of Places Rated Almanac. For more, visit our website.