Peaceful – yet virbrant

Urban Outfitters

If recreation is what leads to your peaceful place, East Tennessee is the geographical zen. Knoxville is surrounded by locations that encourage all manner of fun physical activities. Hiking, biking, fishing, boating, skiing, and swimming are just the beginning of ways that you can spend an afternoon. You just can’t find this kind of outdoor fun anywhere else! Our indoor recreation is not too shabby either. With a diversity of gyms, yoga and wellness studios even the few unkind weather days can still be exciting and athletic. And, don’t forget the ultimate athletic event. In the fall, gather around Neyland Stadium, do the wave and enjoy some University of Tennessee football with 100,000 of your best friends.

After an action packed day, the real relaxation begins with evenings full of music and great southern cooking. You can hear the music everywhere you turn, any kind a person can create and often it is free or in places with really great food and drinks. Oh, and speaking of drinks, there are some really creative breweries in the city.

Which leads to the very best thing about East Tennessee may just be the company of some really great folks. Knoxville does have a really fine sense of community. Support of the local farmers, bands, brews and small businesses makes everyone happier and more at ease.