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The Covenant Health system is extremely dedicated to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
Our communities enjoy the benefits of our home health services, free health care screenings provided by our Center for Community Health, a four star health and fitness facility, numerous active senior citizen programs and much more. Come see why we call it home!
With its heritage of innovative science and technology breakthroughs and solid, business-friendly values, the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley of East Tennessee is a prime business location in the Southeast. (Read More)
Knoxville Ranked Best Place to Live
The metropolitan Knoxville area was recently ranked the “best place to live in the United States and Canada” among cities with a population of fewer than 1 million. The ranking came from the Millennium edition of “Places Rated Almanac” published by IDG Books Worldwide. The results confirmed what most in this area have known for a long time – Knoxville is the best small city in the country!
The study analyzed 354 metropolitan areas for living costs, transportation, job outlook, education, climate, crime, the arts, health care and recreation to determine the rankings. The Knoxville area was ranked above the 80th percentile in the areas of cost of living, job opportunity, education, health care and recreation. Knoxville’s overall ranking was a score of 72.74, only 2 points behind Denver and one point behind Cincinnati. Knoxville is ranked for each category as follows:
- Cost of Living – 88.11 percentile
- Transportation – 69.97 percentile
- Jobs – 88.38 percentile
- Education – 81.58 percentile
- Climate – 57.5 percentile
- Crime – 30.32 percentile
- Arts – 66.01 percentile
- Health Care – 86.68 percentile
- Recreation – 86.11 percentile
The ranking encompasses the Knoxville metropolitan area, which includes Anderson, Knox, Blount, Loudon, Sevier and Union counties. The Knoxville MSA was ranked thirteenth overall, with all 12 areas ranked above it having a population of 1 million and above. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill was the only other city in the southeast ranked above Knoxville.
Knoxville also ranked as “Best Place For Families”
Forbes magazine recently released its annual list of best places to raise a family. Knoxville earned the eighth position. The ranking is based on cost of living, prevalence of home ownership, median household income, housing costs, commute time, crime and the percentage of young adults that graduate high school. Knoxville is the only city in the south to make the list. (Read More)
Knoxville and Tennessee have received numerous honors for the regions’ quality of life and business climate. Some of these honors include:
- Knoxville ranked in Top 5 of America’s Most Affordable Cities. Source: Forbes March 2014.
- Knoxville named third Most Well Read City in America.. Source: Amazon.com May 2014.
- Knoxville named #2 “Best College Sports Town.” Source: USAToday.com May 2014.
- Knoxville ranked in the Top 50 of Best Places for Business and Careers, according to Forbes.com. A few things our great city was cited for include: major industries of Energy, Telecommunications and Financial Services; unemployment rate 6.9%; cost of living 4.5% below national average. Source: Forbes.com Sept. 2013.
- Knoxville named #2 on the list of “Happiest Cities to Work in Right Now” by CareerBliss.com Source: Forbes.com Jan. 2013. | See List
- Knoxville ranked in Top 10 Best Places to Retire. Source: Livability.com Nov. 2013.
- Knoxville was designated a Platinum Valley Sustainable Community by TVA. The Valley Sustainable Community program recognizes the importance of sustainability efforts to economic development. Knoxville is the first to earn a Platinum distinction, the highest rating. Source: KnoxvilleChamber.com Sept. 2013.
- Knoxville ranked in the Top 3 Best Big Cities by Blue Ridge Country for their Best of the Mountains Readers Poll. Source: Blue Ridge Country June 2013.
- Knoxville named as one of “Top 10 Outdoor Adventures Via Public Transportation.” Source: Outdoor Magazine Jan. 2013.
- Knoxville named in a Brookings Institution Report as one of three cities in the country to have recovered from the recession. Source: Reuters.com Nov. 2012.
- Knoxville ranked in the Top 10 for economic growth potential by Business Facilities Magazine. Source: BusinessFacilities.com Aug. 2012.
- Knoxville named one of “20 Best Vacation Destinations” by Frommers.com. Source: Frommers.com June 2012
Knox County has 90 public elementary, middle and high schools, including five magnet schools, two special education centers, and a remedial school. For more information about Knoxville, Knox County, and other local area school systems, please visit the links below.
- Knox County Schools
- Alcoa City Schools
- Anderson County Schools
- Oak Ridge Schools
- Blount County Schools
- Grainger County Schools
- Jefferson County Schools
- Loudon County Schools
- Maryville City Schools
- Sevier County Schools
- Union County Schools
- Private/Parochial schools in the Knoxville area.
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Maryville College
- Carson-Newman University
- Johnson University
- Knoxville College
- Lincoln Memorial University
- Pelissippi State Technical Community College
- Crown College
- Tusculum College
- ITT Technical Institute
- Tennessee Wesleyan College – Athens
- Pelissippi State Technical Community College
- Roane State Community College
- South College
- Walters State Community College
- National College of Business & Technology
- Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville
- Fountainhead College
Knoxville and the surrounding areas offer a variety of housing options. Whether you are in the market to purchase your home or just rent for a little while, you are sure to find what you are looking for…and more! Realtor.com can help you get started.
- The Weather Channel – Knoxville, TN
- National Weather Service Forecast office – Knoxville Climate Normals and Records
Knoxville is located in the center of the South! Three of the nation’s major interstates — I-40, I-75, I-81 — intersect in Knoxville. The city of Knoxville is within one day’s drive of half of the country’s population.
Knoxville’s ethnic and cultural diversity is reflected in the profusion of religious institutions found in the area.