TeamHealth operates practice groups in the Tri-Cities and Knoxville. The Volunteer State has three very distinct grand divisions: East, Middle and West. It’s the 36th largest state in total land area and the 17th most populous.
Nicknames include The Marble City, Heart of the Valley, Queen City of the Mountains and K-Town. Was settled in 1786 and the first capital of Tennessee. Location of the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, which is home to extremely popular sports teams, the Volunteers. Notable native: film director Quentin Tarantino.
Knoxville in Brief
One of the largest cities in the Appalachian region, Knoxville is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Its motto is “America’s premier city in which to live, work and raise a family,” and its perfect blend of southern hospitality and modern development fully supports that claim.
The Knoxville File
- Education. The Knox County Schools system serves more than 56,000 students, with an average classroom ratio of just 14 students per teacher.
- Real Estate. Affordable housing options abound in Knoxville, which falls below the national average with respect to median home price and property taxes.
- Family. Knoxville is an excellent place to raise a family, given its low cost of living and combination of small-city charm and values and big-city amenities.
- Culture. Arts in Knoxville are flourishing, as the city is home to multiple outdoor concert venues, recently renovated theaters, and a new arts annex and gallery.
- Recreation. Hiking, hunting, biking, water sports and even climbing in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains are among the recreational pursuits enjoyed by Knoxville residents.
- Weather. Knoxville enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and cool winters with just occasional small amounts of snow.
Knoxville Fun Fact
Knoxville is home to the largest concentration of homes designed by noted Victorian residential architect George Franklin Barber, who lived in the city.