Why Choose Knoxville?
Knoxville, Tennessee has been voted “one of America’s most…" by several organizations. The city is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks and is within a day’s drive of nearly 75% of the U.S. population. Come see how living in the greater Knoxville area, with its multi-faceted excitement, culture and beauty, will enhance your life and educational experience.
Recent Honors for Knoxville, Tennessee
- Knoxville #2 in list of 10 Happiest Cities to Work.
"If you’re hoping to smile more at work, think about moving to Knoxville." A recent survey compiled by CareerBliss.com is based on analysis of more than 36,000 independent employee reviews between Nov. 2011 and Nov. 2012. Employees all over the country were asked to evaluate 10 factors that affect workplace happiness. Those include one’s relationship with the boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and control over the work done does on a daily basis.
Source: Forbes Magazine, Jacquelyn Smith, January 9, 2013.
- Knoxville #8 in list of Fastest Growing Cities. "Knoxville currently has the best employment outlook in the nation, with 25% of employers in the area saying they expect to add jobs this spring, according to staffing firm ManpowerGroup.The cost of living is also low -- about 80% of the national average -- as is crime. There are also good public schools and plenty to do outdoors with nearby mountains, fishing streams and lakes." Source: CNN Money Magazine, April 2012.
- Knoxville named one of "Summer in the USA: 20 Best Vacation Destinations" "Knoxville's location on the banks of the Tennessee River and in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains makes it a perfect warm-weather town." Source: Frommers.com June 2012.
- #1 Knoxville Named Best City for Jobs According to a survey recently released by ManpowerGroup and published by Forbes magazine, Knoxville is currently the best city for employment outlook. Source: Forbes Magazine, Jacquelyn Smith, March 13, 2012
- Knoxville named one of "Best Sports Cities in the South" Knoxville (Ranked #8) is "home to some of the most loyal college fans in the entire country." Source: Bleacher Report March 2012.
- Knoxville Ranks #5 for "Best Value Cities" for 2011."Knoxville has managed to avoid the sharpest impact of the Great Recession, thanks to such economic drivers as the Tennessee Valley Authority (the nation’s largest public utility), the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Those employers are providing jobs and helping tech-savvy, postdoctoral entrepreneurs create small businesses in all areas of energy, from nuclear to renewable, as well as materials engineering and supercomputer technology." Source: Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, July 2011
- University of Tennessee named as one of the "100 Best Value Colleges for 2011" by Princeton Review. Source: USA Today Feb. 2011.
- Knoxville Named 2011 Most Dog Friendly City in the Southeast by Dog Fancy Magazine. "Not only can Knoxville boast many breed rescue groups, shelters and spay/neuter clinics, it is also on the cutting edge of veterinary and pet friendly practices. Home to one of the most prestigious Veterinary programs in the nation, the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine is at the forefront of veterinary science and has created education classes for the public to ensure proper care for pets." Source: PR Newswire, August 2011.
- BusinessWeek magazine ranked Knoxville as a top city (#26) for new college graduates. The ranking is based on available job opportunities, pay rates, and cost of living. The magazine sites a diverse and stable economy among the reasons graduates should consider beginning a career in Knoxville. Source: BusinessWeek Magazine, July 16, 2010
Past Honors for Knoxville, Tennessee:
- America's Best Place to Raise a Family --Knoxville Ranks #8.
Source: Forbes Magazine, Francesca Levy, June 7, 2010
- #1 Best Place to Live for cities under 1 million population. (354 Metros Ranked) - Source: Places Rated Almanac 2004 (Special Millennium Edition by David Savageau)
- Knoxville ranked 4th on the "Best Cities for Relocating Families List" for Mid-Size Markets - Source: Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation, May, 2008
- Metropolitan Knoxville Named No. 10 on the List of Forbes Magazine "Best Places for Business and Careers" - Source: Forbes Magazine, March 2008
- Knoxville Metropolitan Area named 3rd among all mid-sized cities in the national in its annual "Best Metro for Business and Expansion" Competition - Source: Expansion Management Magazine, August 2007
- Knoxville named one of the "10 Best Places to Live and Boat" - Source: Boating Life Magazine, July 2007
- Knoxville named one of "America's 50 Hottest Cities," cities that are best places to expand or relocate a business - Source: Expansion Management Magazine, February 2007
Visiting the Area or Relocating
National Parks and Points of Interest (Close to Knoxville)
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
Obed Wild and Scenic River
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Fun Places to Visit
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Office of the Dean
1924 Alcoa Highway, U94
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) -305-9339 or