South Knoxville

Across the river and is easily accessible to the downtown area via the Henley Street Bridge

Welcome to South Knoxville

From draft to micro brews

South Knoxville Community Guide

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

About

South Knoxville offers a quirky personality with lots of charm!

South Knoxville is just across the river and is easily accessible to the downtown area via the Henley Street Bridge or I-40. Slightly off the beaten path, South Knoxville neighborhoods provide a more tranquil, scenic Knoxville lifestyle. This area is predicted to experience many changes as the South Knoxville Riverfront Development project gets underway. Here you will find our Urban Wilderness, the Dogwood Trail community, Ijams Nature Center, Island Home Park, Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD), and Gary Underwood Park. Another recent addition to this area is Suttree Landing Park, with beautiful riverfront views perfect for playtime or a picnic with family and friends.
 
A mixture of historic and new construction homes can be found in this area that is close enough to Knoxville staples such as Ye Olde Steakhouse, King Tut's Grill, and Sweet Pea's Barbeque and Soul House, but far enough to enjoy scenic views. Then there's the more recently developed area along Sevier Ave. that leads into the historic Island Home neighborhood. Here you'll find Honeybee Coffee, Alliance Brewing Company and just a short drive away, SoKno Taco Cantina.
 
 

Area Schools

South Knoxville, TN Area Elementary Schools

Gap Creek Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
1920 Kimberlin Heights Road, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 577-4860
102 Students | 11:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
New Hopewell Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
757 Kimberlin Heights Road, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 579-2194
231 Students | 12:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Bonny Kate Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
7608 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 579-2108
368 Students | 17:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Mt Olive Elementary School - PK - 5 | Knox County School District
2507 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 579-2170
267 Students | 13:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
South Knox Elementary School - PK - 5 | Knox County School District
801 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 579-2100
173 Students | 15:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Mooreland Heights Elementary School - PK - 5 | Knox County School District
5315 Magazine Road, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 579-2105
330 Students | 12:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Dogwood Elementary School - K - 5 | Knox County School District
705 Tipton Avenue Southeast, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 579-5677
522 Students | 12:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

South Knoxville, TN Area Middle Schools

South Doyle Middle School - 6 - 8 | Knox County School District
3900 Decatur Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 579-2133
1,013 Students | 15:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

South Knoxville, TN Area High Schools

South Doyle High School - 9 - 12 | Knox County School District
2020 Tipton Station Road, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 577-4475
873 Students | 16:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

South Knoxville, TN Area Private Schools

Mead Montessori School - PK - 3
2647 Bafford Place Southeast, Knoxville, TN, 37920 | (865) 577-0760
35 Students
 

Dining & Drinks

Ye' Olde Steak House

"Food fit for a king!" Come see why Ye Olde Steak House is hailed by Cityview Magazine as the best place to grab a steak in the greater Knoxville area, even beating out popular chains like Connor's or Ruth's Crisp. All their steaks are grilled over an open flame, seared to a sizzling perfection. Call ahead for reservations, because Ye' Olde Steak House fills up fast!
 
 
 

Location & Hours

6838 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920
    • Monday - Saturday 4:00PM - 9:00PM
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Printshop Beer Co.

Local beer brewery situated with scenic views along the Tennessee River. Printshop brews in a wide variety of styles, from stouts to IPAs to sours, and their offerings rotate throughout the year. You can also get your beer to go in a crowler, which is draft beer that comes in a 25 oz can. Printshop is rated as one of the best breweries in the greater Knoxville area, and makes for a great stopover after an exhausting bike ride in one of South Knoxville's many parks.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

1532 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920
    • Monday Closed
    • Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Friday - Saturday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Sunday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Honeybee Coffee

"Coffee is the platform we use to care for others," says the owner of Honeybee Coffee. They seek the best quality green beans from all over the world, roast them to perfection on site, and serve up hot cups of jo at any of four spacious, relaxing locations across Knoxville. The coffee is good but the espresso is even better! Be sure to try a maple latte, finished with a dash of pink Himalayan sea salt. Yum!
 
 
 

Location & Hours

700 Sevier Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
    • Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    • Saturday - Sunday 8:00AM - 7:00PM
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Sports & Outdoors

Suttree Landing Park

Nestled along the Tennessee River, this 7.57-acre park is a scenic locale for fishers and kayakers, and also a popular spot with joggers. There are picnic tables, a children's playground, a public riverwalk, many picnic tables, and a pavilion with restrooms. The water along the shores is kept very clean and safe to play in. The park itself is well lit and open at all hours.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

1001 Waterfront Dr SE, Knoxville, TN 37920
    • Daily 24 Hours
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Ijams Nature Center

This 315-acre nature center is a wild place where visitors of all ages and abilities can attend environmental education programs, hike, bike, paddle, climb or simply enjoy the day. Ijams is a wildlife sanctuary where everyone can learn about, enjoy and connect with nature. Wetlands & rock formations fill urban nature park with 10 miles of trails plus bike & canoe rental.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
    • Monday - Sunday 10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Mead's Quarry Park

Once a functioning quarry that provided pink marble to buildings and monuments across the US, Mead's Quarry has been converted into a lush park with rugged hiking and biking trails, a central lake, scenic overlooks, and an observation deck. Mead's is an attractive spot during the hot summer months, as swimmers flock to cool off in its waters.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

3518 Island Home Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920
    • Monday - Sunday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Fort Dickerson Park

Replica cannons adorn a ½ mile walkway encircling a historic, Civil War-era earthen fort. The park also features a four mile nature trail, which is popular with trail runners, hikers, and dog walkers alike. That trail runs around the Augusta Quarry, which contains a small but attractive lake.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

3000 Fort Dickerson Rd. SW, Knoxville, TN 37920
    • Monday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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South Knoxville, TN Area Sports Complexes

South Knoxville, TN is also home to a few sports facilities, complexes, and fields such as:
 
Gary Underwood Park Soccer Field | 6135 Moore Rd. Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

Cecil B. Webb Recreation Center | 923 Baker Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920
South Knoxville Community Center |522 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920
 

Arts & Culture

Marble City Glassworks

Marble City Glassworks creates high quality functional art and high art with functionality. They also host regular glass blowing classes, so you can make your own art too!
 
 
 

Locations & Hours

116 Childress St SW, Knoxville, TN 37920
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Overview for South Knoxville, TN

10,499 people live in South Knoxville, where the median age is 32 and the average individual income is $27,527. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,499

Total Population

32 years

Median Age

High

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

$27,527

Average individual Income

Around South Knoxville, TN

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

33
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
38
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
30
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Village Mercantile, CAYE - Yelp Knoxville Takes Over Saw Works Brewing Company, and The Big Bad Taco Truck.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.06 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.99 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.6 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 3.83 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.87 miles 48 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for South Knoxville, TN

South Knoxville has 4,738 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Knoxville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,499 people call South Knoxville home. The population density is 3,696.247 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,499

Total Population

High

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

32

Median Age

53.82 / 46.18%

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
4,738

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$27,527

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

Schools in South Knoxville, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby South Knoxville. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Mead Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
South Doyle Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Dogwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
South Knox Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
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