The good life stems from the abundant recreational and leisure opportunities afforded by the geographic setting. We are in the midst of one of the most scenic areas of the Eastern United States. With the seven TVA lakes plus the Great Smoky Mountains surrounding Knoxville and nearby communities, one can easily spend a day on the lake, or in the mountains, and be home relaxing in the evening. The University of Tennessee main campus and Medical Center are benefits to all families in the area.

East Tennessee enjoys four distinct seasons – bright colorful spring with the bird chirping, bright relaxing summer of outdoor adventures, the colors of fall in the mountains, and the mainly mild winter season closing out the year. Always change in the air for the family and friends. We hope you will visit then undoubtedly will want to stay.

Knoxville Adventures and Lifestyle

Knoxville has always been an outdoor wonderland with the lakes of the Tennessee Valley and numerous state forests, parks, wildlife management areas and of course, the #1 visited National Park - the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But, in the spring and summer all eyes and boats turn toward the sparkling blue of the Great Lakes of the South.

As the Holston and French Broad Rivers flow toward Knoxville, they form the Tennessee River. You can fish, swim, boat or sail or explore world-class whitewater venues. There are other options for water viewing activities include camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, wildflower scouting, birdwatching and history or educational opportunities.

East Tennessee’s precious cool lakes are certainly most inviting in the heat of the summer. So, boating and swimming are at the top of everyone’s agenda. Take your pick - Norris Lake, Melton Hill Lake, Douglas Lake, Cherokee Lake, Fort Loudoun Lake, Tellico Lake or Watts Bar Lake.

More than 3,700 miles of shoreline for your retirement or second home. You will love the mild four seasons, the lakes, the mountains, the sports, the university and the discoveries from Oak Ridge associated science.

  • Summer in Knoxville


    SUMMER COMES TO THE VALLEY …  Bring the boat,  chill out and cool down on the seven TVA lakes that spill out of our mountains. And, if that is not enough for your summer waterbug [...]
  • Spring in Knoxville


    SPRING TIME … There is not a season in East Tennessee that does not simply take your breath away but, spring has the special effect of an explosion of color and sweet fragrant flowers. The [...]
  • Fall in Knoxville


    FALL RULES for two reasons, football and foliage.  So, there is a lot of orange to be seen at this time of the year.  When the air gets that crisp feel and even your coffee [...]
  • Snow in Knoxville


    WINTER WONDERLAND – Knoxville’s mild weather allows for an abundance of outdoor activities even in the wintertime.  The First Friday Artwalk is a great way to drink in a little culture.  Art of every kind [...]
  • Knoxville From Lake


    IN A NUTSHELL..  Visiting Knoxville is great fun but relocating to East Tennessee is even better.  Living here gives you more time to attend all the great sporting events at the University of Tennessee, bask [...]
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    Four Distinct Seasons

    Knoxville is a land that has the best of both worlds, four distinct seasons but none of the ugly extremes. It falls in what is known as a temperate climate zone with an average January [...]