Bearden Real Estate
Bearden: 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.
Communities: The West Knoxville neighborhood of Bearden rests along Kingston Pike, just
beyond Sequoyah Hills and some may say that it stretches as far as Bearden Hill at Papermill Drive. Some of the communities offer waterfront access, personal greenways and almost all of the neighborhoods offer a short walk to shops. While the boundaries of the Bearden neighborhood can vary from person to person, the neighborhoods inside the community include Harrison Keepe, Sequoyah Hills, Wesley Park, Westmoreland Heights and Oakleigh Estates. Something unique to the Bearden community is the Bearden council that meets monthly to grow the Bearden Village Plan. This year they have added over 700 trees to the pedestrian areas and are in the process of increasing the use of pedestrian walkways. For more information on homes for sale in the Bearden area, click here to see an extended version of our preferred communities.
Parks & Attractions: Bearden and Kingston Pike are known as the the main commercial area in Knoxville, TN. Bearden has many notable businesses that include the Cherokee Country Club, a private golf course (18 hole course) known for its beautiful lake views which is a neighbor of Northshore Park. The Orangery, Arnwine Furnishings and endless strip-malls are also other amenities of the Bearden area.While Bearden is known for its vast selection of shopping, there are many other attractions such as the Bearden Village Greenway that stretches from Bearden elementary school to the third creek greenway, connecting to the Sequoyah Greenway, City Greenway and continues downtown.
Schools: Bearden School District, in partnership with parents and community, provides the highest quality of education to all students. Residents of Bearden are zoned for Bearden Elementary, Rocky Hill Elementary, Sequoyah Elementary, West Hills Elementary, Bearden Middle, Bearden High School, West
High School. These residents are also close to many private schools that include Giving Tree Montessori, Knoxville Adventist School, Knoxville Montessori School, and Sacred Heart Cathedral School.
Our Favorite Restaurants in Bearden:
•Calhoun’s, Bearden Hill: Home of their custom built, steam-heated microbrewery where they handcraft specialty beers to the taste of Tennessee! Calhoun’s has been smokin’ for 29+ years and focus their passion towards great food, atmosphere, and hospitality. The original Calhoun’s BBQ opened in October 1983 on Kingston Pike and went on to win the tile of “Best Ribs in America” at the 1984 National Rib Cook-off. Calhoun’s has been growing ever since and currently has 9 locations all across East Tennessee. *Monday, $5.99 Burger and Fries!* (See also Calhoun’s on the River, Downtown)
•Naples Italian Restaurant: If you are in the mood for a great Knoxville Italian Restaurant, look no further than Naples! You will appreciate the unbeatable prices on your favorite Italian foods including pasta, veal, and chicken. If you want to surprise your better half with a night out on the town, you can’t do better than Naples. (Ask about the Red Room for ultimate privacy and a romantic dinner.) If you work or play in the area, don’t forget about their $5.99 Spaghetti Lunch! *Best of Knoxville 2011 Winner – Metro Pulse*
•The Grill at Highlands Row: With a speakeasy look and feel, this local favorite offers incredible steaks and seafood options as well as sophisticated Southern cuisine. Their foundation was set on the belief that Knoxville would support a high quality, distinctive local steak house with moderate prices, excellent service, and comfortable decor. Enjoy Happy Hour specials from 5-7pm daily or go on Mondays for half-price wine and half-price Moonshine cocktails on Monday & Tuesdays.
•Gourmet’s Market: For the past 36 years, Knoxville’s Gourmet’s Market has been a destination for East Tennessee foodies. It opened in 1978 and since then, enthusiasts rave about the selection of hard-to-find cheeses, meats, coffees, teas, and cooking utensils. In recent years, the restaurant has grown an even larger following of customers who enjoy the restaurant’s creative cuisine. *Top Knox 2015 Winner – Knoxville Mercury*