Knoxville is the third-largest city in Tennessee, with a population of nearly one million people within its metropolitan area. Situated at the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city is surrounded by natural scenery, the Tennessee River, and five major lake ways.
The city is accessible from an international waterway and three major interstates. In addition to the city’s picturesque beauty, Knoxville’s cost of living index is 11 percent lower than the U.S. average. The city is also a college town, home to the state’s flagship university: the University of Tennessee.