Fountain City

A few shops in the area sell bicycle and outdoor gear to the area's avid road bikers

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Fountain City Community Guide

If you are thinking about moving to or buying a home in the Fountain City, TN area, you might be interested in what the community has to offer. Here is a great community guide to get you started with exploring and learning about the Fountain City area. This guide includes some area statistics and market information, as well as a few highlighted local dining spots, parks, and recreation locations, and some of the arts and culture in the area.


Fountain City has a small town feel with all the conveniences of the big city!

Fountain City is located in North Knoxville close to the Halls and Powell communities. Downtown Knoxville isn't far away via Broadway, which allows for an easy commute to various shops and low-key diners, pizzerias, and Mexican eateries, alongside bars offering craft beer and live music. This area is home to Fountain City Lake or more commonly referred to as the "Duck Pond," and Fountain City Park, which stretches across 12 acres. A few shops in the area sell bicycle and outdoor gear to the area's avid road bikers. Here, you'll find affordable, mostly single family homes and some apartments and townhomes. The homes here tend to be older and well established, some dating back to the 1940s. Fountain City hosts some excellent antique stores, as well as several local favorite restaurants such as Litton's and the Fountain City Diner. There's also the popular Rita's Bakery, which is just down the street from our North office location. Of course, no trip to North Knoxville would be complete without a stop at Pratt's Country Store to buy locally grown plants and vegetables and locally raised meats.


Area Schools

Fountain City, TN Area Elementary Schools

Shannondale Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
5316 Shannondale Road, Knoxville, TN, 37918 | (865) 689-1465
398 Students | 17:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
Fountain City Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
2910 Montbelle Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37918 | (865) 689-1445
357 Students | 14:1 - Students : Teacher ratioFountain City, TN Area Middle Schools
Gresham Middle School - 6 - 8 | Knox County School District
500 Gresham Road, Knoxville, TN, 37918 | (865) 689-1430
837 Students | 17:1 - Students : Teacher ratio

Fountain City, TN Area High Schools

Central High School - 9 - 12 | Knox County School District
5321 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37918 | (865) 689-1400
1,112 Students | 15:1 - Students : Teacher ratio

Fountain City, TN Area Private Schools

St Joseph School - PK - 8
1810 Howard Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37918 | (865) 689-3424
202 Students
Garden Montessori School - PK - 8
3225 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37918 | (865) 688-6776
130 Students


Dining & Drinks

Sam & Andy's Fountain City

Knoxville's oldest restaurant, established in 1946. Famous for our burgers and offering many other delicious menu items such as stone oven baked pizza, sandwiches, pastas, mouth watering desserts and more!

Location & Hours

2613 Adair Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918
    • Monday - Saturday 11:00AM - 9:00PM
    • Sunday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
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Most of the recipes featured at Litton's are the fruits of hours of study and exploration through the cookbook collection at the local Fountain City Library. Lynda Jones - a self-taught Master Baker - perfected her culinary art of exquisite baked goods and desserts by using only the highest quality ingredients and hours of dedication. The fresh homemade goodness provided with tender loving care brings diners back to Litton's time and time again.

Location & Hours

2803 Essary Road, Knoxville, TN 37918

    • Monday - Saturday 11:00AM - 8:00PM
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Sweet P's Uptown Corner

Sweet P's barbecue started as a catering company in 2005 when owner Chris Ford, with the help of his wife and daughter, lovingly called Sweet P, prepared and delivered delicious Southern fare. Now, four locations spread out through Knoxville and surrounding areas. Their Fountain City business is the newest location to add to their wonderful family of restaurants!

Location & Hours

3029 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918
    • Monday Closed
    • Tuesday - Thursday 11AM - 10PM
    • Friday 11AM-11PM
    • Saturday 11AM-11PM
    • Sunday 11AM-10PM
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Sports & Outdoors

Tommy Schumpert Park

Bordered by a hardwood forest, Tommy Schumpert Park features a baseball field and 3 large multi-use fields, a disc golf course, a large picnic shelter and restrooms. For runners and walkers, there's a paved loop within the park that encircles the dog park and connects to the Sterchi Hills Greenway. The greenway winds alongside the creek and through several neighborhoods before ending it's 2-mile stretch to Sterchi Hills Park. For your four-legged friends, the PetSafe Tommy Schumpert Dog Park is a big hit as they can romp and play unleashed with their pals. The woodsy 9-hole disc golf course will expand to 18-holes later in 2012.

Location & Hours

6400 Fountain City Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918
    • Open 7 Days per Week Dawn - Dusk
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Fountain City Park & Duck Pond

Fountain City Park is not owned by the City of Knoxville, but is owned, operated and maintained by the Lion's Club. A natural spring resides in the park, which flows into First Creek. Fountain City Greenway circumvents the park's amenities, including shelters, a playground, and a large open space. Features include: 7.94 acres, reservable gazebo, reservable building, additional shelters - first come, first served, picnic tables, open space, natural spring, First Creek, playground, Fountain City Greenway.

Location & Hours

117 Hotel Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918
    • Open 7 Days per Week 7:00AM - 11:00PM

Fountain City, TN Area Sports Complexes

Fountain City Ballpark | 3701 Ludo Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918
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Arts & Culture

Pratt's Country Store

A writers retreat on a 45-acre farm in Knoxville, Tennessee that offers short-term residencies to writers in all genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, journalism, screenwriting, academic writing, and more. With two residency rooms and a dry cabin on site, we offer a rotating space for nationally recognized and emerging artists in all literary arts.

Location & Hours

3100 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918
    • Monday - Saturday 6:30AM - 6:30PM
    • Sunday Closed
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Fountain City Art Center

The Fountain City Art Center is dedicated to providing a variety of visual arts experiences and opportunities for the public in an inviting and educational environment. The Fountain City Art Center is a venue for area artists, art groups, performing artists and students of all ages to exhibit their work, attend meetings, classes, workshops, lectures and demonstrations, and to find inspiration from one another.

Location & Hours

213 Hotel Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918
    • Tuesday 9:30 - 3:30
    • Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 - 4:30
All other times by appointment.
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Vintage, Etc

Vintage Etc offers a variety of Retro, Mid Century- Modern, Shabby Chic, Eclectic, Industrial, Antique, Etc items!! 11,000sq feet for you to Enjoy!

Location & Hours

3000 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918
    • Monday - Saturday 11:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Sunday Closed; Live Facebook sales every Sunday at 7:00PM

Gracie Lee's

Michelle Mears and her daughters, Gracie Mears and Makenzie Leslie, reflected that what they missed most was being together and celebrating the little and the big things. That's how Gracie Lee's came to fruition.

Location & Hours

5435 N. Broadway Street, Knoxville, TN 37918
    • Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm
    • Saturday, 10am - 4pm
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Overview for Fountain City, TN

9,452 people live in Fountain City, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $31,257. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41 years

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Around Fountain City, TN

There's plenty to do around Fountain City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sweet Smuckers Doughnuts, Dutch Bros Coffee, and The Big Bad Taco Truck.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.91 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.3 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.3 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fountain City, TN

Fountain City has 4,475 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fountain City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,452 people call Fountain City home. The population density is 3,353.177 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.22 / 50.78%

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Schools in Fountain City, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby Fountain City. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
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Fountain City Elementary
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Gresham Middle School
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Garden Montessori School
PreK - 8th
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Antioch Baptist Christian Academy
1st - 12th
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