Old North Knoxville

This historic neighborhood exhibits period architecture from the 19th century and into the early 20th

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Old North Knoxville Community Guide

If you are thinking about moving to or buying a home in the Old North Knoxville, 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 Old North Knoxville 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.


Old North Knoxville is one of the premier historic neighborhoods in Knoxville!

Old North Knoxville is located just north of Knoxville's downtown area. This historic neighborhood exhibits period architecture from the 19th century and into the early 20th. Ornate Victorian styles such as Queen Anne or Eastlake homes neighbor modest but attractive craftsman houses. During the 1980s, preservationists restored these iconic homes to their former glory.
The community is also home to several very affordable restaurants, breweries, and other entertainment venues, making Old North Knoxville the ultimate date night out without digging too deeply into the wallet.
Old North Knoxville consists of Central Street, Broadway, and Woodland Avenue, as well as the area east of Broadway bordered by Cecil Avenue, Sixth Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, and Broadway.

Area Schools 

Old North Knoxville, TN Area Elementary Schools

Christenberry Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
927 Oglewood Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37917 | (865) 594-8500
503 Students | 12:1 - Students : Teacher ratio

Old North Knoxville, TN Area Middle Schools

Whittle Springs Middle School - 6 - 8 Knox County School District
2700 White Oak Lane, Knoxville, TN, 37917 | (865) 594-4474
534 Students 14:1 - Students : Teacher ratio

Old North Knoxville, TN Area High Schools

Fulton High School - 9 - 12 Knox County School District
2509 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN, 37917 | (865) 594-1240957 Students
12:1 - Students: Teacher ratio

Old North Knoxville, TN Area Private Schools

First Lutheran School - K - 81207 North Broadway Street, Knoxville, TN, 37917
(865) 524-0308140 Students
Knoxville Baptist Christian - PK - 122434 East 5th Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37917 | (865) 524-321174 Students

Dining & Drinks

Pizzeria Nora:

Many call this the best pizza in Knoxville. Every pie is made by a professional pizza chef, crafted with love and all-fresh ingredients. The crust has that perfect level of crunch, and the toppings are to die for. You haven't had pizza until you've had Pizzeria Nora.

Location & Hours:

2400 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917

    • Tuesday - Saturday 5:30PM - 8:30PM
    • Sunday - Monday Closed
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The Oak Room by Abridged:

The Oak Room by Abridged: Oak-aged beers, craft cocktails, spirits, wine, and good food, from the creators of Abridged Beer Company. Their signature cocktails feature barrel-aged ingredients made onsite, paying homage to classic drinks with a local twist. All their beers are delicious, but sour lovers will be in for a particular treat.

Location & Hours:

109 W Anderson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
Wednesday - Friday 4:00PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00PM - 10:00PM
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Elst Brewing Company:

The name "Elst" is derived from the middle English word for sanctuary, and they have truly built a sanctuary for beer lovers. Founded by members of the IT industry, the Elst team takes a data-driven approach to craft beer with the utmost dedication to quality, consistency, freshness, and availability.

Location & Hours:

2419 N Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917
Monday - Thursday 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday - Saturday 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Steamboat Sandwiches:

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

Location & Hours:

2423 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Sunday-Tuesday Closed
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Schulz Brau Brewing Company:

An old-fashioned German biergarten and home to many delicious craft beers derived from German-imported grain. Live music, authentic German cuisine, and a huge indoor and outdoor venue makes Schulz Brau a local favorite.

Locations & Hours:

126 Bernard Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919
    • Wednesday - Thursday 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    • Friday - Sunday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Sports & Outdoors 

Fourth & Gill Park:

Tucked away in Historic Fourth & Gill, this .8 acre neighborhood park features a play area for children and a gazebo, perfect for enjoying a book under the shade of the trees. This charming neighborhood is very bicycle friendly so it seems perfect that this neighborhood park provides a bike rack. So ride your bicycle or push a stroller through the neighborhood and over to the park, enjoy a picnic, let the kids romp around and then enjoy the stroll back home. Features include: 0.8 acres, picnic table, 1 shelter, playground.

Location & Hours:

808 Eleanor St, Knoxville, TN 37917
    • Open 7 Days per Week 7:00AM - 6:00PM
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Old North Knoxville Park:

The residents of Old North Knoxville wanted to create a safe place, off of the street, for their children to play. They took land that was once overgrown and stagnant, and brought it to life with a playground, walking trail and bench to sit and chat. Features include: .25 acres, playground, gazebo, paved trail.

Location & Hours:

416 E. Oklahoma Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917
    • Open 7 Days per Week Dawn - Dusk

Arts & Culture


Central Cinema:

Central Cinema is a community moviehouse located in the heart of North Knoxville's Happy Holler neighborhood. Central Cinema's single auditorium features top-notch digital projection and 96 seats custom-decorated with movie moments selected by friends and supporters. At the end of the adjoining gallery hallway is our concessions lounge, featuring both inside seating and a deck for good times & discussion before and after film screenings. Central Cinema offers popcorn, candy, nachos, bottled soft drinks and a selection of canned beers & ciders... all priced well below what you're used to paying at the concession stand.


Location & Hours:

1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
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The Book Eddy:

The Book Eddy is an independent used bookstore, buying and selling in Knoxville since 1991. We have thousands of used, rare, antiquarian and out of print books and ephemera available 7 days a week in our shop next door to Mid Mod Collective and Wild Love Bakehouse.

Location & Hours:

1621 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
    • Open 7 Days per Week 11:00AM - 6:00PM
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Raven Records & Rarities:

For 35 years, Raven Records and Rarities has been Knoxville's source for new and pre-loved vinyl and pop culture goodies. Half pre-loved vinyl; Thousands of LPs from $1 to very collectible, 45s. Half movie memorabilia(best movie poster selection in southeast), DVDs, VHS, film magazines, toys, pop culture goodies.

Location & Hours:

1200 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
    • Monday Closed
    • Tuesday - Saturday 12:00PM - 7:00PM
    • Sunday 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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Three Rivers Market:

Knoxville's community food co-op. Three Rivers is home to natural and organic foods, often locally-sourced, along with a delicious hot bar and an impressive cheese selection. They also have a wide variety of bulk spices at phenomenal prices.

Location & Hours:

1100 N Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917
    • Monday - Sunday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Overview for Old North Knoxville, TN

1,587 people live in Old North Knoxville, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $48,013. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

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Around Old North Knoxville, TN

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

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Very Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Five Cousins Pollo A La Brasa, The Village Mercantile, and Fable Hollow Bookshoppe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.46 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.57 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.95 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.04 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Old North Knoxville, TN

Old North Knoxville has 745 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Old North Knoxville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,587 people call Old North Knoxville home. The population density is 11,439.479 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

59.92 / 40.14%

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Commute Time

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