Lake Homes in Knoxville TN and Metro Area 

Lake Homes in KnoxvilleLake Homes in Knoxville TN and Metro Area


Living in a home with views of the water is a dream for many people. It provides the home with a scenic and peaceful atmosphere, not to mention the fishing, swimming, and boating you can enjoy right outside your back door. There are 9 lakes in the Knoxville area, many surrounded by charming residential neighborhoods filled with beautiful homes.

East Tennessee, possibly most well known for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is filled with scenic landscapes. If you are considering buying a lake home in Knoxville, begin by exploring the 9 lakes in the counties surrounding Knoxville, each with their own distinct features, to see which is the ideal location for you.

Lake homes in the Knoxville are tend to be set on large lots with lush landscaping, and many feature a small private dock. The range of prices for lake homes in the area is wide, with everything from cozy cabins to grand lakefront estates. You will also find some lots ready for you to design your dream lake home.

Why People Love Living in Knoxville

Knoxville  has a population of about 200,000 people, with more outside the city limits who still enjoy the benefits of living in the area. The city has something for everyone, steeped in southern hospitality against the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains. Members of the community enjoy excellent schools, an abundance of outdoor recreation, ideal gardening conditions, and a vibrant dining and entertainment industry. Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee, but it is much more than a college town.

Knoxville Schools

Knoxville is known for its excellent schools. Knox County Public Schools are highly rated, as one of the top public school districts in the state. Many of the high schools in Knoxville are ranked among the top in Tennessee.

Some lake homes are outside of the district boundaries, served by other excellent East Tennessee public school districts.

You will also find many excellent private schools in the Knoxville area, including religious, performing arts, and college prep choices. Another facet of the "best of both worlds" aspect of Knoxville is the opportunity to live a rural, agricultural lifestyle while being supported by excellent schools.

Things to Do in Knoxville

Living in a Knoxville area lake home means enjoying water sports, boating, fishing, and swimming any time you want. East Tennessee is the ideal location for anyone who loves outdoor recreation, with over 65 miles of bike trails, over 50 miles of hiking trails, and abundant opportunities for rock climbing, paddle boarding, disc golfing, and bird watching in Knoxville alone.

Nearby Treetop Zipline Adventure Park is a thrill for guest of all ages, with high ropes adventures courses and zip lines through the lush green landscape. The park is divides into six different areas, ranging from beginner to expert skill levels.

Of course, the Smoky Mountains are in your backyard and never get old. Take a hike or go bird watching, or just enjoy the lush, tranquil scenery of the gorgeous landscape. Great Smoky Mountains National Park features over 850 miles of hiking trails, with something to accommodate every skill level.

The Tennessee River runs through Knoxville. Enjoy the river with a walk along the banks, a scenic picnic, or a ride on a kayak or paddle boat. Anglers also love fishing in the beautiful river.  Another way to take in the beautiful river is to take a ride on The Star of Knoxville, an authentic paddlewheeler offering lunch and dinner cruises.

Spend some time in downtown Knoxville, enjoying the vibrant restaurant scene, with taprooms, elegant restaurants, trendy coffee shops, and casual family friendly eateries to offer residents a variety of choices when they want to eat out.

Chivo Taqueria is a chic Mexican restaurant with a trendy vibe, delicious tacos, and a variety of cocktails. They are known for their attention to detail and excellent service, and make a fun place for date night or girls night out.

Grab a latte from CommonPlace Knoxville, a locally owned coffee shop designed to foster community and connection. Enjoy an espresso drink with perfect latte art while meeting a neighbor or getting lost in a book.

A Dopo Sourdough Pizza is a wood-fired pizzeria in downtown Knoxville that specializes in sourdough, Neapolitan style pizzas. They are a family friendly restaurant, but also make for a delicious date night spot.

Visit Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain in downtown Knoxville, a real pharmacy and specializes compounding and delivering prescriptions, but is also an old school soda fountain with homemade, small batch ice cream.

To begin looking for a lake home in Knoxville, contact our office any time. We would love to help you find your ideal property!

Start your online search here for all lake homes in and around the Knoxville TN area. These include lake properties in Knox County, Blount, Loudon, Union, Campbell, Morgan, Grainger and Roane, and Anderson County Tennessee. Trust your next home or real estate purchase to the team at Hometown Realty, LLC. We specialize in all properties around the Knoxville metro area and can help you find the perfect property for your needs. 

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Lake Homes in Knoxville Metro Area May 22, 2024
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