South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

South Knoxville Neighborhood Guide Knoxville, TN


South Knoxville is a vibrant neighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, known for its charming residential streets and accessibility via major thoroughfares like I-40 and Chapman Highway. This area is speckled with gorgeous parks such as Ijams Nature Center, offering ample green spaces and hiking opportunities. It also boasts great riverside views with the Tennessee River curling around its edges. Being just across the river from downtown Knoxville, South Knoxville combines the tranquility of suburbia with the convenience of city living.

What You Will Love About South Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • The ample green spaces and outdoor recreational opportunities at places like Ijams Nature Center.
  • The scenic views of the Tennessee River that add to the charm of the neighborhood.
  • The convenience of being close to downtown Knoxville, providing easy access to urban amenities.

What's Nearby

South Knoxville is just a short drive away from downtown Knoxville, providing easy access to vibrant city spots such as the Knoxville Museum of Art, The Tennessee Theatre, and Downtown Market Square. In addition, the University of Tennessee's main campus is also close by, enriching the neighborhood with cultural and educational events.

The Rental Market

The rental market in South Knoxville shows average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment to be $1,687. It provides a range of options with minimum average prices at $875 and stretching up to maximum average prices of $2,067. The rental prices tend to vary, with a standard deviation of $383.93, indicating a reasonably wide range in pricing to accommodate different budget requirements.

Rental Price Stability

Rental rates in South Knoxville have shown some variation over the past year, as indicated by the standard deviation of $383.93. However, with an average rent of $1,687, the neighborhood offers a mix of affordable to more upscale rental options.


South Knoxville provides a laid-back residential lifestyle, enriched by beautiful natural spaces and outdoor activities. The neighborhood is perfect for those who appreciate a balance of tranquility and city life, with downtown Knoxville's restaurant and entertainment scene just a short drive away. The close proximity to the University of Tennessee also adds a youthful vibrancy to South Knoxville.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 111 restaurants, 19 grocery stores, and 33 parks within a mile of the South Knoxville neighborhood.


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.5 miles

    4001 Chapman Hwy

    Kroger Express at Walgreens

    Retail, Drugstore, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    4001 Chapman Hwy


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    4225 Chapman Hwy

    United Grocery Outlet

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    4225 Chapman Hwy

    Kenjo Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    3644 Sevierville Pike

    Kroger Pharmacy

    Retail, Drugstore, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    4409 Chapman Hwy

South Knoxville Apartments and Rentals

67 Rental properties in South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN.

  • Church and Henley property


    Church and Henley

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    463–1232 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • The Henley property


    The Henley

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    800–1330 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Hidden Ridge Apartments property


    Hidden Ridge Apartments

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    370 Sqft

  • 721 Lippencott Street property


    721 Lippencott Street

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    1450 Sqft

  • 721 Lippencott St property


    721 Lippencott St

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    1450 Sqft

  • Lester Rd Apartments property


    Lester Rd Apartments

    Studio • 1 Bath

    500 Sqft

Cost of Living

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South Knoxville Demographics

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South Knoxville Reviews

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  • Busy Streets


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  • Noise Late At Night


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  • Area Has Litter


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  • Near Schools


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  • Quiet Area


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  • Good Place To Raise A Family


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South Knoxville Transportation

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Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Somewhat Bikeable

Bike Score®

Three Rivers Rambler

Train Stop

400 Neyland Dr

Gulf & Ohio Railways

Train Stop

422 Cumberland Ave

Knoxville Area Transit


301 E Church Ave


South Knoxville Schools

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Old SevierNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee$1,149--
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VestalNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
Sumit HillNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
ParkridgeNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
Colonial VillageNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
South WaterfrontNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
MorningsideNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
Park CityNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
North HillsNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
Forest HeightsNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee$1,249
ArlingtonNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
Fourth and GillNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
BurlingtonNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
Middlebrook HeightsNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
Lincoln ParkNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
BeaumontNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
Scotts AdditionNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
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Holston HillsNeighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee----
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