Much like Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest, this neighborhood is heavily wooded and has an air of confidence and an independent spirit that comes from the educated, hardworking families that live there .The appreciation of history is evident by the care that has been taken to preserve it. Reminders of the Revolutionary War are present all around the peninsula and jewels of some of Knoxville’s greatest architects are delightful surprises. Wells Cemetery is only one of several Revolutionary War era cemeteries. The Anderson Waller Home was designed by the well-known David West Barber, who lived just around the corner as did his cousin, another illustrious architect, Charles Barber. McCarrell Cabin holds the distinction of being the oldest structure on its original site in Knox County and McCarrell Spring once provided water for much of South Knoxville.
The neighborhood has a lot of walkers and most of the roads are only used by the residents so walking is a good way to get outside and enjoy the trees and flowers. There is also a neighborhood park, Maloney Park, on the lake with a boat ramp, playground, and a walking trail. Lake Hills Presbyterian Church is just a short drive and it offers an expanded variety of recreational facilities with a walking trail, basketball courts and tennis courts. Plans for the Knoxville Greenways to be expanded to connect Maloney Rd. Park to I.C. King Park by crossing the UT Farms property would allow even more access to county parks.
The 1982 World’s Fair Park is the setting for the Knoxville Convention Center. An easy walk to the University of Tennessee, Market Square, Knoxville’s Olde City, Tennessee Riverfront Park and Neyland Stadium for Volunteer Football.
This 500,000 square foot facility serves as host to numerous local, state and national events. The center offers fourteen meeting rooms, three luxury conference rooms, a lecture hall seating 450 people, a ballroom seating 1,650 for a banquet, and a 120,000 square foot exhibition hall.
Just off Interstates 40/75/81, the center offers unparalleled access by automobile to more than half of the population of the United States. Three border-to-border or coast-to-coast interstates are unusual in any location in the country.
Wildlife everywhere…. Bears, Deer, Eagles and Hawks roam the expansive fields. Bikers peddle the winding trails and roads. This quiet historical cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. was populated until 1936. And, you can still stop and enjoy visiting the many existing homes of the past.