Welcome to Choto

Tranquility and spectacular views in an upscale community 

Located along the western banks of the Tennessee River, Choto is one of Knoxville’s most affluent neighborhoods. Known as one of the area’s premier waterfront neighborhoods, Choto features many waterfront communities, including Montgomery Cove, Summit at Choto, and other high-end communities. 
Choto is also located just 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville, making it ideal for those who want the serenity of living in a suburban neighborhood while still having easy access to the downtown core. For those who love waterfront living in one of Knoxville’s most prestigious areas, Choto is a wonderful place to live.      

What to Love

  • Modern, high-end homes with Smoky Mountain views   
  • Home to many waterfront communities with easy river access  
  • Ideally located just 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville 
  • A tranquil community in a suburban area 

Local Lifestyle

For many Choto residents, life is centered around the water. Choto is home to some of Tennessee’s most highly sought-after real estate, where residents will find multimillion-dollar estates set along the Tennessee River. Choto residents will find a striking blend of traditional estates and newer, custom-built homes. Some homes in this area even have impressive Smoky Mountain views. Choto is ideal for those who value tranquility and privacy yet want easy access to big-city amenities. Choto is located just minutes from restaurants, parks, and golf courses.      

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

While Choto is considered a more secluded Knoxville neighborhood, fine dining and shopping are easily accessible in this quiet community. For many residents, the Choto Marina is one of the most popular destinations. Whether you are launching your boat or taking a break from the water, Cheers to Choto is one of the marina’s main attractions. Guests can relax over drinks while looking at spectacular riverfront views. Cheers to Choto features many seafood specials, including ahi-tuna, Mahi Mahi, and salmon. Another popular Choto restaurant is Don Gallo, an upscale Mexican restaurant. Choose one of their many signature cocktails, including their sangria, Moscow mule, or one of their many margaritas. Their signature dishes include carnitas, carne asada, and arroz con pollo. 
For some of the city’s most spectacular fine dining options, check out Connors Steak & Seafood. Located just 30 minutes from Choto, Connors Steak & Seafood is one of the city’s premier upscale restaurants. Their signature dishes include blue point oysters, espresso rub ribeye, and Austrian lamb chops. Along with Connors Steak & Seafood, one of the area’s most exquisite fine dining restaurants is Chesapeake’s Seafood Restaurant. Known as one of the area’s premier seafood restaurants, Chesapeake’s is also one of the area’s most decadent brunch restaurants. They have an extensive wine selection and some of Tennessee’s best seafood. Their signature dishes include crab cakes, oysters, and live Maine lobster.    

Things to Do

For many Choto residents, the majority of the area’s activities are centered around the great outdoors. Whether you prefer boating on the water or hitting the greens, there is never a shortage of outdoor activities in this upscale neighborhood. Best known for its waterfront activities, one of the area’s most popular activities is boating on the water. Whether sailing or pontooning, Choto is an ideal launching point for your boat. If you need a break or want to relax on the shore, stop at the Choto Marina. You can grab a drink and sit out on their patio, or you can grab a bite to eat at their restaurant. Choto Marina is also a popular place to get fuel or even store your boat. 
While Choto is best known for recreational water activities, it is also home to some of the area’s best golf courses. Willow Creek Golf Club, a championship course, features 18 holes and is one of the area’s most beautiful golf courses. Another popular golf course is Fox Den Country Club. Located near Kingston Pike, Fox Den Country Club is a premier private golf course. Fox Den Country Club has many amenities, including tennis courts, a swimming pool, a fitness center, and more. It is also a popular wedding venue. 
Beyond golf, Choto has some of the area’s most beautiful parks and natural green spaces. Concord Greenway, located along the Tennessee River, is an ecological park where many people find local wildlife. It is also conveniently located near trails, ball fields, and picnic areas. Another popular park in the Choto area is McFee Park. Charming and pristine, McFee Park is quite popular with families and features a playground and tennis courts.


Similar to many surrounding communities, Choto is part of Knox County Schools, Knoxville’s local school district. Some of the area’s top educational opportunities include:

Overview for Choto, TN

37,709 people live in Choto, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $57,177. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Choto, TN

Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,709 people call Choto home. The population density is 1,086.95 and the largest age group is between 25 and 64 years old. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Choto has 13,920 households, with an average household size of 2.7. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Choto do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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