Welcome to Bearden

A trendy, dynamic community ideally located west of Knoxville

Combining historic charm with contemporary vibrance, Bearden is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood set in the heart of Knoxville’s commercial corridor, featuring nearly every amenity imaginable. With a rich history dating back to the 19th century, Bearden was originally a rural community during its early years. Today, Bearden is a trendy neighborhood featuring some of Knoxville’s best restaurants, coffee shops, and upscale boutiques.
Located just 10 minutes from downtown Knoxville, Bearden primarily centers around Kingston Pike, one of Knoxville’s most prominent shopping and dining corridors. Residents of this lively community have easy access to trendy coffee shops, beautiful parks, and specialty boutiques. Find your sense of community in this iconic neighborhood.

What to Love

  • A blend of trendy shops and upscale restaurants
  • Ideally located just 10 minutes from downtown Knoxville
  • Home to some of the city’s most beautiful parks
  • Close to Knoxville’s best retail spaces

Local Lifestyle

From its historic homes to its trendy shops, living in Bearden is truly an unparalleled experience. Within Bearden, there are other tight-knit neighborhoods, including Sequoyah Hills, Westwood, Lyons View, Forest Heights, Westmoreland Heights, Hills and Estates, and other communities.
Besides shopping and fine dining, Bearden is well-known for its lush green spaces and nature trails, making it an ideal community for outdoor lovers. Whether you are a shopaholic, a foodie, or an outdoor enthusiast, there is something for everyone in Bearden.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

There is no better neighborhood for those who love shopping and dining than Bearden. Known for its high-end shops and restaurants, Bearden is the perfect place for retail therapy. One of the area’s most popular shopping centers is West Town Mall. Conveniently located off I-40, West Town Mall is easily accessible and has nearly every type of store imaginable, including women’s attire, accessories, jewelry, and specialty stores. Beyond West Town Mall, Bearden is well-known for other prominent stores, including Luluemon and REI. Lululemon, a high-end store known for its stylish athleticwear, has two locations in Bearden: the West Town Mall and Kingston Pike. Another popular store is REI, which features high-end footwear and outdoor apparel.
For those who love to dine out, Bearden has a spectacular selection of upscale restaurants, many of which are located on Kingston Pike. One of the area’s most beloved restaurants is Harvest Restaurant, an elegant restaurant featuring a romantic ambiance and an extensive selection of wines and spirits. Best known for its meat and seafood selections, some of its signature dishes include filet mignon, ribeye, and salmon. Start with caviar and wine and finish with an after-dinner cocktail.
For those who love international cuisine, Bearden has one of the city’s most beloved Japanese restaurants: Nama Sushi Bar. Consistently voted Knoxville’s best sushi restaurant since 2004, Nama Sushi Bar puts a new twist on traditional Japanese cuisine. Try their specialties, including the chef’s signature ceviche, sashimi, maki, and nigiri. Another spectacular restaurant on Kingston Pike is Sitar Indian Cuisine, one of the area’s best Indian restaurants. Sitar features an impressive menu featuring traditional Indian dishes. They even have a fantastic selection of vegetarian options.

Things to Do

Beyond fine dining, one of the most appealing aspects of visiting Kingston Pike is the abundance of high-end shops. Anthropologie, an upscale fashion boutique, features women’s attire, accessories, and home decor. Another popular Kingston Pike store is Madewell, a high-end boutique featuring quality denim, shoes, accessories, and women’s attire.
Those who love to be outdoors flock to Bearden’s most beautiful parks. One of the area’s most popular parks is Sequoyah Park. Located along the Tennessee River, Sequoyah Park is a stunning 87-acre park featuring picnic areas, playing fields, and over 2.6 miles of trails. Another popular park in Bearden is Lakeshore Park. Also located along the river, Lakeshore Park is an awe-inspiring city park featuring lake and mountain views. They also have playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, nature trails, and a dedicated green space for dogs. Located in the heart of Bearden is Third Creek Greenway, one of West Knoxville’s most beautiful nature trails.
Along with exploring the area’s parks and shopping areas, Bearden is well-known for its many events and festivals throughout the year. One of the area’s most popular events is the Greek Fest, which is held in Sequoyah Hills annually.


Serving students in West Knox County, Bearden is part of Knox County Schools, Knoxville’s local school district. Some of the area’s top educational opportunities include:

Overview for Bearden, TN

29,637 people live in Bearden, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $52,288. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Around Bearden, TN

There’s plenty to do around Bearden, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.






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Minimal Transit


Demographics and Employment Data for Bearden, TN

Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,637 people call Bearden home. The population density is 1,432.96 and the largest age group is between 25 and 64 years old. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Bearden has 13,444 households, with an average household size of 2.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bearden do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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