Knoxville – A Great Place To Live and Invest
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
By: Steve Goldman, CCIM
Knoxville and East Tennessee is a great place to live and invest. Here are recent rankings:
2014 – Knoxville ranked in Top 5 of America’s Most Affordable Cities. Source: Forbes March 2014.
2013 – Knoxville was designated a Platinum Valley Sustainable Community by TVA. The Valley Sustainable Community program recognizes the importance of sustainability efforts to economic development. Knoxville is the first to earn a Platinum distinction, the highest rating. Source: KnoxvilleChamber.com Sept. 2013.
2013 – Knoxville ranked in the Top 50 of Best Places for Business and Careers, according to Forbes.com. A few things our great city was cited for include: major industries of Energy, Telecommunications and Financial Services; unemployment rate 6.9%; cost of living 4.5% below national average. Source: Forbes.com Sept. 2013.
2013 – Knoxville ranked in the Top 3 Best Big Cities by Blue Ridge Country for their Best of the Mountains Readers Poll. Source: Blue Ridge Country June 2013.
2013 – Knoxville named as one of “Top 10 Outdoor Adventures Via Public Transportation.” Source: Outdoor Magazine Jan. 2013.
2012 – Knoxville named in a Brookings Institution Report as one of three cities in the country to have recovered from the recession. Source: Reuters.com Nov. 2012.
2012 – Knoxville’s Gay Street named one of 10 Great Streets for 2012 by the American Planning Association. Source: Great Places in America Oct. 2012.
2012 – Knoxville ranked in the Top 10 for economic growth potential by Business Facilities Magazine. Source: BusinessFacilities.com Aug. 2012.
2012 – Knoxville named one of “20 Best Vacation Destinations” by Frommers.com. Source: Frommers.com June 2012.
2012 – Knoxville named one of “25 Best Places to Retire in 2012” by Forbes.com. Source: Forbes.com June 2012.
2012 – Knoxville named as one of the “Best Mid-Size Cities for Jobs” by Forbes.com. Source: Forbes.com May 2012.
2012 – Knoxville named as one of ten fastest growing U.S. cities by ManpowerGroup. Source: CNN Apr. 2012.
2011 – Knoxville ranked in the Top 25 cities for economic security by Urban Institute. Source: Urban Institute MetroTrends Dec. 2011.
2011 – Knoxville named most dog friendly city in the Southeast by Dog Fancy
Magazine. Source: PR Newswire Aug. 2011.
2011 – University of Tennessee named as one of the “100 Best Value Colleges for 2011” by Princeton Review. Source: USA Today Feb. 2011.
2011 – Knoxville ranked 2nd on Amazon.com’s “Country’s Top 20 Most Romantic Cities.” Source: Amazon.com Feb. 2011.
2010 – Knoxville ranked 4th “Best City for Real Estate Investments.” Source: Local Market Monitor Report, Wall Street Journal, Aug. 2010.Back to Blog