Knox County Communities
Located in Knox County, the city of Knoxville, Tennessee is a wonderful place to live in so many ways. It’s the third largest in Tennessee, also home to the prestigious University of Tennessee, one of the nation’s premiere public institutions of higher learning. Knoxville offers residents an incredible package of “city living” while combining it with a small town feel and a virtual treasure chest of outdoors and recreational opportunities just minutes away by car. When it comes to real estate, the Billy Houston Group offers you a similarly compelling and attractive combination – experience with the Knoxville area real estate market, coupled with a passion and commitment to help you and your family realize all of your home-buying and/or selling needs. The more you get to know Knoxville and the Billy Houston Group, the more you’ll love both – below are just a handful of the many reasons why!
Knoxville offers residents many different options when it comes to employment. In 2011, about 16% of the Knoxville Metropolitan Area work force was employed by government entities, while some 14% were employed respectively in the professional services, education and health care sectors, 12% in the retail sector, 10.5% in leisure and hospitality, and 8.9% worked in the manufacturing sector. Knoxville has weathered the financial recession on the past several years very well – in 2008, Forbes Magazine named Knoxville among the Top 10 Metropolitan Hotspots in the United States, and within Forbes’ Top 5 for Business & Careers, just behind cities like New York and Los Angeles. In 2010, the ACCRA Index of Living rate Knoxville are impressive 89.6, while Kiplinger ranked Knoxville at #5 in its list of Best Value Cities 2011 citing “college sports, the Smoky Mountains and an entrepreneurial spirit” – couldn’t have said it better!
As the home of the University of Tennessee, it is clear that Knoxville takes great pride in, and emphasis on, education. Knoxville understands the role that a good education – both primary, secondary and beyond – plays in advancing its citizenry into the 21st century armed with the tools and knowledge to compete in the global workplace. Knox County Schools have an aggressive plan called Excellence for All Children, which demonstrates Knoxville’s commitment that every child, regardless of race, gender or socio-economic background, will receive the opportunity for a quality public education. Knoxville and Knox County students are improving, and the proof lies in the numbers – the past two school years, overall standardized scores exceeded state averages, and in just four short years, Knox County’s graduation rate has skyrocketed from 81% to over 90% last year. As the home of the University of Tennessee, it is clear that Knoxville takes great pride in, and emphasis on, education. Knoxville understands the role that a good education – both primary, secondary and beyond – plays in advancing its citizenry into the 21st century armed with the tools and knowledge to compete in the global workplace. Knox County Schools have an aggressive plan called Excellence for All Children, which demonstrates Knoxville’s commitment that every child, regardless of race, gender or socio-economic background, will receive the opportunity for a quality public education. Knoxville and Knox County students are improving, and the proof lies in the numbers – the past two school years, overall standardized scores exceeded state averages, and in just four short years, Knox County’s graduation rate has skyrocketed from 81% to over 90% last year.
The Great Smoky Mountains, just minutes away from Knoxville by car, provide incredible recreational opportunities from canoeing to camping, hiking to horseback riding, swimming, fishing, rafting and more all await you. For the non-outdoors types, Knoxville has something for just about everyone. Dining, theater, sports, music – you name it, Knoxville probably has it! In Knoxville, taking in some live bluegrass is just about as easy to do a taking in some live theater, and the dining options are virtually limitless. And did we mention the University of Tennessee is in Knoxville? Head down the street and root on one of the University of Tennessee’s many decorated sports teams – Go Vols!
City residents can take care of many of their city needs on Knoxville’shttp://www.cityofknoxville.org/residents.asp – from finding a park or school to paying a parking ticket, this user-friendly website underscores Knoxville’s dedication to making life a little bit better and easier for its residents.
The Billy Houston Group brings two major assets to the table for you: their superior experience with the local real estate market, and their unrivaled passion for helping their clients with their home-buying and selling needs. From two bedroom single family homes to luxury homes, the dedicated Billy Houston Group of real estate professionals will use their incredible experience and passion to your advantage. They will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and expertise needed to navigate an otherwise stressful and intimidating process. The Billy Houston Group knows the ins and outs of buying and selling real estate in Knoxville, an area they know like no other. The Billy Houston Group can search a number of listings, and thanks to their experience and local market knowledge, they know how to help you find exactly what you are looking for in terms of size, space, location and price. One way the Billy Houston Group can add instant value – if you are looking at distressed properties (e.g., foreclosures), some lenders do not permit agents to list the home as a foreclosure, which makes the Billy Houston Group’s experience in this arena even more indispensable.
The Billy Houston Group is here to meet all of your home buying or selling needs – call, email or click through their website today and let them prove that they are the #1 REALTOR® in Knoxville and the premiere resource for home buyers and sellers in the Knoxville area. Thanks and have a great day!
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Knoxville Real Estate Agent
If you are looking for a Knoxville REALTOR®, choose Billy Houston Group! As your Knoxville real estate agent, Billy Houston Group can assist you with all of your home buying and selling needs. We can provide you with access to the local listings database and offer our experience and knowledge to make the home buying or selling process easier for you and your family. Contact Billy Houston Group today to get your home search started!
Knox County is the state’s third largest and contains the city of Knoxville and its surrounding areas. The city center is home to the University of Tennessee and a culturally and commercially thriving downtown area. Surrounding downtown is an assortment of neighborhoods, each unique in their own way. From sidewalk-lined communities that offer a pedestrian lifestyle to established neighborhoods with large lots and mature trees, Billy Houston Group can help you find the perfect home with just the right balance of city living and a laid-back atmosphere. Suburbs like Farragut and and the growing Powell community also offer great options for those looking for something just a bit further off the beaten path.
Chamber of Commerce:
- Knoxville – http://www.knoxvillechamber.com
- Farragut – http://www.farragutchamber.com
- Government – http://www.knoxcounty.org
- Knoxville – http://www.cityofknoxville.org/newcomers/utilities.asp
- Farragut – http://www.cityofknoxville.org/newcomers/utilities.asp