Bearden and Westmoreland
|Harrison Keepe||Sequoyah Hills|
|Wellsley Park||Westmoreland Heights|
Bearden Real Estate
Bearden has a simple solution to all of your troubles – shop! Sequoyah Hills technically marks the beginning of West Knoxville, but Bearden kicks off West Knoxville’s shopping district. There is plenty of shopping all around Knoxville – to the south, east, and north – but the West Knoxville shopping seemingly never ends. Bearden shopping is a bit classier than other parts of West Knoxville. You’ll find quaint, upscale, suburban-looking strip malls in Bearden that make you want to check them out. There are several antiques and collectibles and interior shops. Also, many midrange to upscale galleries and restaurants. Although where Bearden begins and ends is largely debatable, the heart of the community extends from the top of Bearden Hill to the west edge of the Sequoyah Hills area. Fortunately, shopping is not the only way to keep yourself occupied in Bearden. If you’re looking for exercise not involving sliding your credit card, you might consider the 2.1-mile Bearden Village Greenway. The greenway connects West High School and Bearden Elementary school along Sutherland Avenue. Cherokee Country Club is conveniently located right off Lyons View Pike. This full-scale country club offers golf, tennis, bowling, swimming, food, beverages and exquisite views. If you’re looking for a home, there are several great subdivisions in the Bearden area. The streets are hilly and covered with trees. North of Kingston Pike is filled with attractive post-World War II homes in subdivisions like Forest Hills, Forest Heights and Highland Hills.
Westmoreland Real Estate
Westmoreland is a great neighborhood located just minutes from Cherokee Country Club. It also happens to be the place Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam calls his home. As its name implies, the Old Westmoreland section contains the oldest, and arguably some of the grandest, homes in the neighborhood. Though there is some new construction in Old Westmoreland, there are also some newer homes. The majority of the homes were built from about the 1920s-1980s. The homes in New Westmoreland, are, for the most part, about 15-20 years old. Whether old or new, the average square footage is just above 4000. Most of the homes are traditional two story affairs, but there are also cottage style and Mediterranean influenced homes sprinkled throughout. Lots tend to be pretty big and there are several mature trees everywhere. Westmoreland is in a great central location for shopping. Residents can head up Westland to do some mall shopping at West Town Mall or they can go up Lyon’s View Pike to visit the many boutiques located in the District at Bearden. If they just need to do some grocery shopping or stop by the hardware store, Westmorelanders can drive a little ways south down Northshore to the Rocky Hill area, where there are several small, locally owned shops. Residents of Westmoreland fortunately do not have to go far for recreation. The neighborhood is just a stone’s throw away from Lake Shore Park, which is one of West Knoxville’s favorite walking/running spots. Westmoreland is currently zoned for Bearden Elementary School, Rocky Hill Elementary School, Bearden Middle School, and West High School.
West Hills Real Estate
Looking for something? Whatever it is you’re looking for isn’t too far away if you are near West Hills. Churches? Movie theaters? Clothing? Used clothing stores? Book stores? Used book stores? Music stores? Fitness centers? Pet stores? Barbecue? Clubs (that’s nightclubs for those of you over 30)? Golf? Sushi? Elementary schools? Meeting and convention center space? Guitar lessons? Wine? Bowling? West Hills is a neighborhood located in West Knoxville and is also firmly in the path of Kingston Pike, the major Knoxville through-street running east to west from downtown all the way out to Farragut. The West Hills area is conveniently the midpoint between those two locations. The shopping mall in question, West Town, is still a very popular Knoxville Mall. Though Turkey Creek in Farragut is now where some of the cool kids shop, West Town is still an important destination if you need a department store, specialty shop or a quick lunch from the food court. Other than the mall, there are enough shopping centers and freestanding stores to make the light hearted shopper overwhelmed. West Hills can be a traffic-filled nightmare at times, particularly during school and rush hours. If the stress gets too much, just head down to West Hills Park (also known as John Bynon Park). At 18 acres, it’s sizeable enough to help you recuperate from the mall madness. Recreation includes eight baseball/softball fields, two playgrounds, basketball, tennis and 1.9 miles of paved trails in the Jean Teague Greenway. Many recommend living in the residential sections of West Hills because it’s still close enough to be convenient, but it’s also far enough away to feel secluded. The neighbors are friendly, the houses are sizeable but still old enough to have a little character and … oh yeah, shopping, did we cover the shopping?