HELPING YOU RELOCATE AROUND EAST TENNESSEE
ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND MORE THAN 70 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD
The Ferguson Company – Member – Leading Real Estate Companies of The World
If you are thinking of moving to Tennessee, or are planning to move to another destination, across the country. The Ferguson Company Relocation Services can assist you every step of the way.
Whether you’re a corporate executive coordinating a company move or an individual thinking of moving your family, learning to call a new city “home” can be complicated.
Relocation Services at The Ferguson Company have been a priority for more than 50 years. We’ve helped thousands of people make a smooth transition to the East Tennessee community and represented hundreds of companies. We are committed to making your move to Knoxville a smooth transition. Our highly acclaimed Relocation Division coordinates hundreds of cross-country referrals, welcoming newcomers with professional assistance and southern hospitality.
It’s not easy to pick up and move across the country or even across the state. You want to know about area schools, neighborhoods or even the best places to eat, shop and have fun. The Ferguson Company recognizes this and provides an elite group of real estate professionals willing to help coordinate all the details of your move. Our goal is to provide all the information you need to make your transition a smooth and happy one. We want you to feel welcome in your new hometown even if you’re still half a continent away.
Before your arrival in Tennessee, you can consult with our relocation specialists to determine your current housing needs and discuss your options and you can either download a Relocation Package or have one sent to you.
Your relocation specialist will be thoroughly prepared upon your arrival to give you an area tour and help you locate just the right property, in the right neighborhood, for you and your family.
The Ferguson Company was incorporated in 1953. It is a continuation of a real estate company which dates back to the 1930’s. The company established the relocation department when invited to join an exclusive group of independent real estate companies that offered relocation services to the business world.
The Ferguson Company agents are trained in special needs of relocating individuals and families. This expertise will ensure you have the smoothest move possible. Specially-trained relocation associates represent the “Cream of the Crop” of our agent base. You will have an associate who is committed to you and your specific needs selected to work with you.
Because The Ferguson Company has more than 80 years of experience in real estate, we have a wealth of information available to assist in making your move as informed as possible.
The Ferguson Company services Metro Knoxville and most of the surrounding counties:
Anderson County (Oak Ridge, Clinton, Andersonville, Lake City, Norris, Briceville, Oliver Springs)
Blount County (Alcoa, Maryville, Friendsville, Rockford,Louisville,Townsend, Walland, Greenback)
Campbell County (Jacksboro, LaFollette, Caryville, and Jellico)
Claiborne County (Tazewell)
Grainger Countyy (Rutledge, Blaine)
Hamblen County (Morristown, Russellville)
Jefferson County (Jefferson City, Dandridge)
Knox County (Knoxville, Farragut, Halls Crossroads, Karns, Powell, Strawberry Plains)
Loudon County (Loudon, Philadelphia, Lenoir City, Tellico Village)
McMinn County (Englewood, Athens, Etowah, Calhoun, Riceville, Niota)
Monroe County (Sweetwater, Madisonville, Vonore, Tellico Plains)
Roane County (Kingston, Rockwood, Harriman, Oliver Springs, Oak Ridge)
Sevier County ( Sevierville, Seymour, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Wears Valley, Townsend)
Scott County( Helenwood, Huntsville, Onedia, Robbins, Winfield)
Knoxville City Mayor
City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Suite 691
Knoxville, TN 37902
Knox County Mayor
City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Suite 615
Knoxville, TN 37902
U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett
Field Representative: Jennifer Linginfelter firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Marsha Blackburn
Field Representative: Chelsea Ivens Chelsea.email@example.com
Sen. Lamar Alexander
Field Representative: Jane Chedester firstname.lastname@example.org
The metropolitan area population is estimated at 891,000 with approximate 190,000 being in the City of Knoxville and 467,000 in Knox County.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
University of Tennessee
Lincoln Memorial University
Tennessee Wesleyan College
Strayer University – Knoxville
Two-Year Community Colleges
TN College of Applied Technology – Knoxville
TN College of Applied Technology – Morristown
TN College of Applied Technology – Harriman
Public School Systems
Links for local public school systems and information – some zonings are searchable by address to include Knox County
Knox County https://www.kgis.org/portal/OnlineTools/SchoolZoneSearch.aspx
Knox County general info https://www.knoxschools.org/
Anderson County https://www.acs.ac/
Oak Ridge https://www.ortn.edu/
Blount County http://www.blountk12.org/
Sevier County https://www.sevier.org/
Loudon County https://www.loudoncounty.org/
Grainger County http://www.grainger.k12.tn.us/
PARKS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION
Part of the good life enjoyed by the people of the Knoxville area stems from the abundant recreational and leisure opportunities afforded by the geographic setting. Located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley, we are in the midst of one of the most scenic areas of the Eastern United States. Surrounded by TVA lakes and the Great Smoky Mountains, one can easily spend a day on the lake, or in the mountains, and be home by evening.
Initially the T.V.A. System, with over 3,000 miles of shoreline was designed for navigation, flood control, generation of electricity, and reforesting. Now, a wide range of recreational activities is an additional facet of resource management. Five of the “Great Lakes of the South” are within 30 miles of Knoxville. Fort Loudon Lake is a feature of Knoxville with homes along both the north and south shorelines. It has since become a place for a wide variety of recreational activities to include camping, picnicking, boating, and swimming.
Off the water there are a number of activities for the whole family – to include your fur babies:
With more than 85 miles of paved scenic greenways, the system provides recreational routes for runners, walkers, bikers, and adventurers of all kinds. To download the City of Knoxville’s Greenways Map and get more information go to https://www.visitknoxville.com/things-to-do/outdoors/greenways/
Knoxville and Knox County have made a commitment with PetSafe to make Knoxville the “Most Pet Friendly Community” in the nation.
Knoxville Parks and Recreation also welcomes dogs (leashed) at City parks, greenways, and trails unless otherwise posted. Per City ordinance, all dogs must be on a leash at all times (except in off-leash dog parks) and dog owners are required to pick up their dog’s waste.
Dog Parks in Knoxville / Knox County
• Charter Doyle PetSafe Dog Park at 5100 W. Martin Mill Pike
• Dogwood Dog Park at Victor Ashe Park at 4901 Bradshaw Road
• Downtown PetSafe Dog Park at 200 S. Central Street
• Holston River PetSafe Dog Park at 3300 Holston Hills Road
• PetSafe Concord Dog Park at 10901 South Northshore Drive
• PetSafe Village Dog Park at 10424 PetSafe Way
• PetSafe Emma Jane Walker Memorial Dog Park at 6400 Fountain City Road
• PetSafe Plumb CreekDog Park at 1517 Hickey Road
Ijams Nature Center
Ijams Nature Center is a nonprofit environmental education center that relies on member and donor support. Funding helps maintain the more than 315 acres of protected land managed by the nature center as well as allows Ijams to offer low-cost education programs so that more people can take part in them.
Ijams encourages stewardship of the natural world by providing opportunities to hike, paddle, climb, and bike! From small discoveries to big adventures. For a current list of events visit https://www.ijams.org/
Knoxville Outdoor Clubs
Do you have a current hobby or want to learn a new one? Whether it’s hiking, paddling, bicycling, running, rock climbing or disc golf chances are there is at least one area group that would be worth checking out! For a list or area clubs visit https://outdoorknoxville.com/resources/
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located just 45 minutes from Knoxville this is the most visited national park in the country.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the first of its kind and was authorized in 1934 and dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940.
The park has since grown to its current size; 510,030 acres of beautiful ridges, hollows, river gorges, and coves. Some of the richest and most diversified plant life in the United States, as well as the largest stand of virgin timber east of the Mississippi, are incorporated within its scenic beauty. For information about must-see sites such as Cades Cove and other things to do visit https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee women’s and men’s sports including NCAA baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball programs.
Brenda Lawson Athletic Center
1551 Lake Loudoun Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Tickets: 1-800-332-VOLS, 865-656-1200, AllVols.com
Knoxville Ice Bears
The Knoxville Ice Bears, whose home is the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, is a part of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Knoxville Ice Bears Hockey
500 Howard Baker, Jr Drive
Knoxville, TN 37915
Tennessee Smokies Baseball
The Smokies, a Chicago Cubs affiliate, are an AA Baseball team located in Sevierville.
3540 Line Drive
Kodak, TN 37764
East TN Children’s Hospital
2018 W. Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
North Knoxville Medical Center
7565 Dannaher Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37849
Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37923
Physicians Regional Medical Center
900 E Oak Hill Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
Turkey Creek Medical Center
10820 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37929
Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Blvd.
Fort Loudon Medical Center
550 Fort Loudon Medical Center Dr.
Lenoir City, TN 37772
Jefferson Memorial Hospital
110 Hospital Drive
Jefferson City, TN
Lafollette Medical Center
919 E. Central Ave.
Lakeway Regional Hospital
726 McFarland Street
LeConte Medical Center
742 Middle Creek Road
Newport Medical Center
435 Second St.
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
990 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN
Roane Medical Center
8045 Roane Medical Center Drive
Harriman, TN 37748
VEHICLE TAGS AND DRIVER LICENSES
New residents or those returning to Tennessee and holding a driver license from another state must obtain a Tennessee driver license no later than thirty (30) days after establishing residency. New residents will need to go to any of our full-service driver service centers that are located throughout the state. New residents holding a valid learner’s permit from another state must meet separate requirements to obtain a Tennessee learner permit or driver license.
All new or returning residents must surrender their out-of-state license at time of application for Tennessee license. Tennessee law does not allow a resident of this state to hold more than one valid driver license or ID. Only foreign country licenses/IDs may be retained.
An application for certificate of title and registration must be filed through your local county clerk. Once your vehicle is registered, you will need go to your local county clerk’s office and pay the required fees and obtain your tag. In Knox County there is a $36.00 wheel tax for all motorized vehicle tags which is renewed each year. There are six County Clerk’s offices in Knox County https://www.knoxcounty.org/clerk/map.php. For other TN County Clerk locations visit https://www.tn.gov/revenue/title-and-registration/county-clerks-locations.html
Here is a list of some area providers. If yours is not found here your Ferguson agent will be able to get that information for you
Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB)
Lenoir City Utilities Board (LCUB)
Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB)
WATER AND SEWAGE
Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB)
West Knox Utility District
Northeast Knox Utility District
Luttrell-Blaine-Corryton Utility District
Knox Chapman Utility District
Hallsdale – Powell Utility District
First Utility District of Knox County
TRASH SERVICE (outside of the City of Knoxville)
Waste Connections of Tennessee
Waste Management (WM)
Cable and Internet Providers
Some of the area providers include:
AT&T store locations:
5429 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918
5400 Clinton Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37912
7041 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
11555 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934
Xfinity store locations:
6928 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
5720 Asheville Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37924
WOW! (Wide Open West)
WOW! store locations:
10115 Sherrill Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37932
THINGS TO DO IN KNOXVILLE
Knoxville Museum of Art 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive 37916
Conveniently located near World’s Fair Park, Knoxville Museum of Art is definitely one of the things to do in Knoxville. The museum hosts concerts, painting events for kids, and much more. Whether you’re with a family or by yourself, Knoxville’s Museum of Art gives everyone the opportunity to have fun. Moreover, Knoxville’s iconic scenery gives artists the chance to create aspiring work without having to leave their own backyard.
Tennessee Theater 604 South Gay Street 37902
The Tennessee Theatre is a beloved landmark of downtown Knoxville and a pillar in its arts and cultural scene. Built as a movie palace, this opulent theatre serves as a vibrant performing arts venue nowadays. With over 150 events each year, the fully restored historic Tennessee Theatre has something for everyone: Broadway shows, classic films, opera, concerts, dance and more! After a $25.5 million restoration completed in January 2005, the theatre is a world class performing arts center and has welcomed over 2 million guests since its reopening.
Bijou Theater 803 South Gay Street 37902
Built in 1909 as an addition to the Lamar House Hotel, the building has served as a traditional theatre, vaudeville theatre, and movie house. After a restoration and grand reopening in 2006, the Bijou Theatre is a beloved performance venue known for its impeccable acoustics and intimate atmosphere hosting many music and performance art events each year.
Women’s Basketball Hall Of Fame 700 Hall of Fame Drive 37915
Knoxville is home to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the only facility of its kind dedicated to all levels of women’s basketball. As you enter the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame’s Pat Summitt Rotunda, the first thing you see is the Eastman Statue. This 17-foot bronze statue exemplifies the Hall’s mission to “honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future” of women’s basketball.
Bleak House 3418 Kingston Pike 37919
During the War Between the States (Civil War) this beautiful home served as the headquarters for the beloved Confederate Lt. General James Longstreet and Maj. General Lafayette McLaws during the Siege of Knoxville from 17 November 1863- 4 December 1863.
Sunsphere (World’s Fair Park) 810 Clinch Avenue 37902
Built for the 1982 World’s Fair (one of the last successful World’s Fairs), this iconic feature of the Knoxville skyline is the only structure of its kind. The Sunsphere and the Amphitheatre are the only two remaining structures from the historic 1982 World’s Fair. The 4th Floor Observation Deck features a gallery of Knoxville images, as well as information on Knoxville and the World’s Fair, and offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Knoxville. The Observation Deck is open free to the public daily.
James White’s Fort 205 East Hill Avenue 37915
The home of James White, founder of Knoxville, who settled here on a 1,000-acre grant. His first home, furnished with original tools and artifacts for the period, gives a glimpse into the daily existence of early settlers to this region.
THE LEGEND – The Indians believed that the land was sacred…
Formed by a great eagle sent from heaven to dry the soft earth by beating its giant wings. As it flew over the land of the Cherokees, the great eagle dipped so low that the massive wings struck the earth creating steep ridges and deep valleys that are now known as ” The Appalachians.”
THE HISTORY – Late in the 18th century, hardy frontiersmen crossed the Appalachians into the valley of “The Tennessee.” At the junction of the Holston and French Broad rivers, General James White established James White’s Fort; later renamed for George Washington’s Secretary of War, Henry Knox. In 1792, the first frame house west of the Appalachians, Blount Mansion, was built to accommodate the governor of the vast territory south of the river Ohio. Both White’s Fort and Blount Mansion remain amid the central business district; allowing us to share a bit of the past.
In 1796, when the territory of the United States south of the River Ohio became the State of Tennessee; Knoxville became the first capital of Tennessee…and remained so until 1812. Knoxville’s John Sevier was the first governor of Tennessee, serving six terms in all. Elected in 1816, Tom Emmerson served as the first mayor of Knoxville. The first official census, taken in 1850, showed a population of 2,076.
The War Between the States found Knoxville sympathies of the inhabitants divided. Being a strategic point for both the Union and Confederated forces, a major battle took place on November 29, 1863 at Fort Sanders. The battle was an important victory for the federal forces.
A landmark event that was to have a profound effect on the area took place in the 1930’s. A newly formed federal agency, the Tennessee Valley Authority, began its massively scaled plans to transform the entire valley with flood control and power generating dams on the Tennessee River. Knoxville was never to be the same again with the influx of new people, new ideas and the economic opportunities opened by the availability of low cost electric power.
Another event of great significance for the area came with World War II. Just 20 miles west of Knoxville, the village of Oak Ridge was chosen as the site of modern history’s most closely guarded secret…”The Manhattan Project “…Knoxville again became the metropolitan seat of power generation. This time…nuclear power.
For the people of the Knoxville area, the pattern of the future was growing clear. A location that once meant partial isolation came to be of singular strategic value with the coming of air transport and the advent of great highways. Diversified new industries took root and prospered, while those already existing expanded. As growth and progress became synonymous with prosperity, the atmosphere within leadership circles became charged with an optimism that still prevails.
In the continuing saga of growth and expansion, aggressive business leaders and government officials started in 1976 to plan the 1982 World’s Fair. Twenty-two countries and more than 90 corporations participated in the exposition, which attracted more than 11 million visitors.
Knoxville, the most centrally located city in the Eastern United States, was poised for unlimited growth and development as we entered the 21st century.
The area retains the charm of a small southern town with the amenities of a big city making Knoxville unique and endearing in the hearts of its citizens, who proudly call this wonderful city “our home”.
Updated October 21, 2020