Karns

Originally known as a farming area called Beaver Ridge it is now an unincorporated community

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Karns Community Guide

If you are thinking about moving to or buying a home in the Karns, 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 Karns 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.
 

About

Karns, TN the perfect blend of city and country! Karns, originally known as a farming area called Beaver Ridge, is now an unincorporated community of over 19,000 residents in Knox County. It's a community that boasts of a small town feel with just the right mix of businesses and shopping, schools and subdivisions, farms and large beautiful pastures. There are several new and seasoned businesses and restaurants.
 

Area Schools

Karns, TN Area Elementary Schools

Karns Elementary School - PK - 5 | Knox County School District
8108 Beaver Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN, 37931 | (865) 539-7767
1,217 Students | 17:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Hardin Valley Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
11445 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN, 37932 | (865) 470-2088
1,003 Students | 18:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Ball Camp Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
9801 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37931 | (865) 539-7888
587 Students | 17:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Amherst Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
5101 Schaad Road, Knoxville, TN, 37931 | (865) 560-7001
789 Students | 15:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Cedar Bluff Elementary School - PK - 5 | Knox County School District
705 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN, 37923 | (865) 539-7721
1,241 Students | 16:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

Karns, TN Area Middle Schools

Karns Middle School - 6 - 8 | Knox County School District
2925 Gray Hendrix Road, Knoxville, TN, 37931 | (865) 539-7732
1,476 Students | 18:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Cedar Bluff Middle School - 6 - 8 | Knox County School District
707 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN, 37923 | (865) 539-7891
624 Students | 17:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

Karns, TN Area High Schools

Karns High School - 9 - 12 | Knox County School District
2710 Byington Solway Road, Knoxville, TN, 37931 | (865) 539-8670
1,221 Students | 15:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Hardin Valley Academy - 9 - 12 | Knox County School District
11345 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN, 37932 | (865) 690-9690
1,954 Students | 18:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

Karns, TN Area Private Schools

Grace Christian Academy - K - 125914 Beaver Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN, 37931 | (865) 691-3427
905 Students
 
Rivers Edge Christian Academy - PK - 10Po Box 31733, Knoxville, TN, 37930 | (865) 693-6779
231 Students
 

Dining & Drinks

Bella Roma Pizza

Nothing represents Italy like its food, and nothing represents Italian food like Bella Roma Pizza. Dishes enjoyed for generations in villages throughout Italy inspire our menu, giving Bella Roma its authentic Italian taste. Whether you join us for lunch or dinner, dine in, carry out, or delivery, Bella Roma will feed you well and get you back to your day or evening satisfied. We use the finest ingredients to produce the most authentic Italian dishes in all of Knoxville and Karns. And you will not find better hot and cold subs, calzones and great Italian entrees anywhere. We have different catering options available to fit all of your needs.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

7817 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville,TN 37931
    • Monday - Sunday 11:00AM - 9:00PM

Senor Cactus

A family friendly Mexican grill and bar serving lunch, dinner, and drinks in the Karns community. Offering waiter service, taking reservations and walk-ins are welcome, take-out and catering available.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

7811 Oak Ridge HIghway #1, Knoxville,TN 37931
    • Monday - Thursday 11:00AM - 9:30PM
    • Friday 11:00AM - 10:30PM
    • Saturday 11:00AM - 10:00PM
    • Sunday 11:00AM - 8:30PM
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Pizza Hoss in Karns

A family friendly neighborhood sports pub! Fresh made to order food, free entertainment and 16 beers on draft!
 
 
 

Location & Hours

7664 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37931
    • Monday - Wednesday 3:00PM - 9:00PM
    • Thursday-Sunday 11:30AM - 9:00PM
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Sports & Outdoors

Karns Community Park

Just a couple of years ago, the Karns community opened a new, all-inclusive playground that is recognized as the only one of its kind in Knox County. The park has numerous attractions like a 20x20 ft playhouse with musical instruments, a musical garden, slides, padded artificial turf and even a wheelchair accessible swing. It features 4 baseball fields, a community building, concessions, a picnic table, playground, pool, and walking loop.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

6618 Beaver Ridge Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931
    • Monday-Sunday 8:00AM - 8:00PM
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Harrell Road Stormwater Park

The park consists of both naturally occurring and man-made wetlands, lowlands, and ridges. The 11-acre park features 4,000 feet of gravel pathways, 100 trees and interpretive signs along the paths that explain the various green practices in the park. It also includes the Beaver Creek Water Trail, a 6-mile stretch of Beaver Creek, running from Harrell Road Stormwater Demonstration park to the Northwest Sports Complex and is a mix of light rapids and peaceful, placid water.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

7221 Harrell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931
    • Monday-Sunday Dawn - Dusk
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Karns, TN Area Sports Complexes

Karns, TN is also home to a few sports facilities, complexes, and fields such as:

Arts & Culture

The Sundress Academy for the Arts

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

195 Tobby Hollow Ln, Knoxville, TN 37931
 
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Terry Vargo - Private Music Lessons, Music, and Performance

Terry has been teaching Piano Lessons, Voice Lessons, and Guitar lessons in the Lenoir City, Farragut area since 2009. He also teaches at Carpenter's Chapel AOG located between Oak Ridge and West Knoxville. He has a B.A. in Music - Piano Performance Major and Vocal Minor - and has many years experience teaching students of all ages.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

10613 Dogwood Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931
 
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Knoxville Martial Arts Center

The Knoxville Martial Arts Center started in late 2012 as a cooperative of different martial arts schools all under one roof focused on teaching traditional martial arts, while applying modern day self-defense techniques. At the Center we believe in training without the need for ego or the hyper-competitive focus on trophies.The schools work together in all aspects of the Center from painting and general maintenance to workshops where all students of the center regardless of school get to try out what the other schools have to offer. Even though we work together as much as possible each school is allowed the freedom to dictate what and how it wants to approaching teaching its particular style. The styles offered are as follows: Aikido, Budo Taijutsu, Iaido, Isshin-Jujitsu, Isshin-Ryu Karate, and Shaolin Kung-Fu.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

7544 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37931
 
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Overview for Karns, TN

29,749 people live in Karns, where the median age is 38.4 and the average individual income is $39,549. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,749

Total Population

38.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$39,549

Average individual Income

Around Karns, TN

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

4
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
23
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hippie Bowls, The Ultimate Doughnut Shop, and The Chefs Table By All-Ways Catering.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.25 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.53 miles 26 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.31 miles 19 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.33 miles 10 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.65 miles 9 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 4.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Karns, TN

Karns has 11,904 households, with an average household size of 2.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Karns do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,749 people call Karns home. The population density is 1,048.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,749

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.4

Median Age

48.82 / 51.18%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
11,904

Total Households

2.48

Average Household Size

$39,549

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Karns, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby Karns. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
KCS Virtual Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Amherst Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
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