Knoxville Information

Numerous honors for Knoxville, Tennessee:

2020 – Knoxville named one of the top five Trending U.S. Destinations for 2020 by Conde Nast Traveler.

2019 – Knoxville named one of The 7 Most Recession-Proof Cities in the U.S. by Livability.
2019 – Knoxville named one of the Best Cities to Start a Restaurant in a report by Bid-On-Equipment.
 – Knoxville named in the Top 50 Best Places to Live in the USA by U.S. News & World Report.
 – Knoxville named one of College Football’s Greatest College Towns by Sports Illustrated.
 – Knoxville named Tennessee’s Coolest City by AFAR Travel Magazine.
 – Knoxville named one of the 10 Totally Underrated U.S. Cities by The Discoverer travel blog.

2018 – Knoxville named one of the Top 10 Best Affordable Places to Live by Livability.
 – Knoxville was named one of the 10 Best U.S. Mountain Bike Towns with the Lowest Cost of Living by SingleTracks.
2018 – Knoxville named one of the 10 Smaller Cities Poised to Become Powerhouses by
 – Knoxville named one of the Cities Americans Are Flocking To by 24/7 Wall Street.
 – Knoxville selected a Top Retirement Destination by Where to Retire Magazine.
 – Knoxville named the Best City in America for Pet Lovers by the Apartment Guide Blog.

2017 – Knoxville named as one of the 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.
 – Knoxville named in top 10 among big cities in Travel+ Leisure’s America Favorite Cities.
 – Knoxville named the Best Place to Retire Early in 2017 by Magnify Money.
2017 –
Knoxville named one of 10 Cities Where Outdoor Lovers Can Actually Afford to Live by

2016 – Knoxville named 15th Best City for Women-Owned Businesses by WalletHub.
 – Travel Channel named Knoxville as fifth on its list of 9 Hip Towns That Are National Park Getaways.
2016 – Readers of Travel + Leisure voted Knoxville a Top 10 City in America’s Favorite Places.
 – Readers of Travel + Leisure voted Knoxville a Top 10 City in America’s Friendliest Cities.
 – Knoxville named as a Top Retirement Destination by Where to Retire magazine.
 – Knoxville named as one of the American Cities Adding the Most Jobs This Year.

2015 – Knoxville named in top five for 10 Best Cities for Small Businesses by CNN Money.
2015 –
Knoxville named in Forbes’ Best Places for Business and Careers.
2015 –
Knoxville named one of the 10 Best Cities to Relocate To in the U.S. by Huffington Post.
2015 –
Knoxville named in Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.

2014 – Knoxville ranked in Top 5 of America’s Most Affordable Cities. Source: Forbes March 2014.

2013 – Knoxville ranked in Top 10 Best Places to Retire. Source: Nov. 2013.

2013 – Knoxville was designated a Platinum Valley Sustainable Community by TVA. The Valley Sustainable Community program recognizes the importance of sustainability efforts to economic development. Knoxville is the first to earn a Platinum distinction, the highest rating. Source: Sept. 2013.

2013 – Knoxville ranked in the Top 50 of Best Places for Business and Careers, according to A few things our great city was cited for include: major industries of Energy, Telecommunications and Financial Services; unemployment rate 6.9%; cost of living 4.5% below national average. Source: Sept. 2013.

2013 – Knoxville ranked in the Top 3 Best Big Cities by Blue Ridge Country for their Best of the Mountains Readers Poll. Source: Blue Ridge Country June 2013.

2013 – Knoxville named as one of “Top 10 Outdoor Adventures Via Public Transportation.” Source: Outdoor Magazine Jan. 2013.

2013 – Knoxville named #2 on the list of “Happiest Cities to Work in Right Now” by Source: Jan. 2013.

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