West Knoxville

Welcome to West Knoxville

Residential, suburban areas meet big-city amenities near Knoxville  

Combining the best elements of a residential community with a vibrant downtown neighborhood, West Knoxville is one of Knoxville’s most desirable communities. Located between downtown Knoxville and Bearden, West Knoxville has a blend of beautiful homes, gorgeous city parks, and fabulous amenities. 
With many events and festivals throughout the year, it is also a lively area people love. Explore the area’s many restaurants and shops or relax in the park. With all of its amenities and entertainment options, West Knoxville has so much to offer its residents.     

What to Love

  • Direct access to beautiful parks and greenways   
  • Ideally located just minutes from downtown Knoxville
  • A quiet, residential area mixed with lively commercial spaces  
  • Easy access to upscale dining and other popular amenities 

Local Lifestyle

While West Knoxville is known as a suburb, it has recently become an extension of the downtown core. As Knoxville continues to grow, more and more people are drawn to West Knoxville, thanks to its abundant green spaces and high-end amenities. 
For those considering moving to West Knoxville, this fabulous community is just minutes from downtown Knoxville, making it ideal for commuters. Overlooking the Tennessee River, West Knoxville is a beautiful neighborhood where residents can be close to nature without sacrificing amenities and services.    

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

For many residents, one of the main draws of West Knoxville is the area’s abundance of upscale shopping and dining selections. From steakhouses to seafood restaurants, West Knoxville has become an extension of Knoxville in recent years, which includes fine dining. 
One of the area’s most highly acclaimed restaurants is Brazeiros Brazilian Steakhouse. Known as one of Knoxville’s best steakhouses, Brazeiros is perfect for a date night or dining out with large groups. With an impressive selection of over 12 types of meat, Brazeiros Brazilian Steakhouse is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Another popular restaurant in West Knoxville is Chesapeake’s Seafood Restaurant. Known for having the freshest seafood in the city, one of Chesapeake’s Seafood Restaurant’s signature dishes is their seafood tower, which includes lobster tails, crabs, oysters, and more. 
For a fabulous dining experience along the waterfront, check out Lakeside Tavern. Modern and elegant, Lakeside Tavern is known for its surf and turf selections, including trout, ribeye, and ahi tuna. For excellent Italian food, try Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Located near Dead Horse Lake Golf Course, Carrabba’s is a celebrated Italian restaurant featuring Tuscan-grilled ribeye, veal parmesan, and chicken marsala.  
For those who love to shop, West Town Mall is your go-to shopping destination in West Knoxville. Located along Kingston Pike, West Town Mall features many specialty stores, boutiques, and restaurants. 
For those searching for gourmet items and specialty groceries, check out Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s features an endless selection of organic foods and specialty groceries dedicated to serving nearly every dietary need imaginable.  

Things to Do

Ideally located between Downtown Knoxville and historic Bearden, West Knoxville is known for its festivals and events throughout the year. It is also home to some of the area’s most beautiful parks and nature trails. 
Of the many events held in the area, Greek Fest is one of the most highly acclaimed. Known for its array of Greek food and beverages, Greek Fest is an annual event held at Sequoyah Hills that celebrates Greek heritage and community outreach. 
Along with the area’s festivals and events, West Knoxville is known for having some of the city’s most beautiful parks and pathways. For those who wish to be connected throughout the western metro, West Knoxville has direct access to Third Creek Greenway, one of the city’s many bike paths. 
For those who love city parks, West Knoxville is home to two beloved city parks: Sequoyah Park and Lakeshore Park. Sequoyah Park, nestled along the Tennessee River, is an idyllic city park featuring picnic areas, ball fields, and plenty of nature trails along the river. Another popular park in the area is Lakeshore Park. Located southwest of Sequoyah Park, Lakeshore Park is one of the city’s most popular picnic spots. Lakeshore Park has many facilities, including a lakeside pavilion, ball fields, nature trails, and playgrounds.


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

Overview for West Knoxville, TN

12,972 people live in West Knoxville, where the median age is 30.8 and the average individual income is $30,451.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Around West Knoxville, TN

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



Somewhat Walkable



Somewhat Bikeable



Minimal Transit


Demographics and Employment Data for West Knoxville, TN

Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,972 people call West Knoxville home. The population density is 2,712.45 and the largest age group is between 25 and 64 years old. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
West Knoxville has 5,846 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Knoxville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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