Congrats! The decisions is made and you are finally moving to Knoxville – what a way to start off the new year! There are many reasons why we love Knoxville! The food, the culture, the scenery, and the location are all top notch. Hands down it is one of the best places to live in. We aren’t the only ones who thought so – it is ranked as the 64th Best Place to Live and the 48th Best Place to Retire by US News.
You can find a lot of great resources to help you get acquainted with your new city on our blog, but here are a few must-knows that will help make your move easier!
Knoxville is the Gateway to the Smoky Mountains
Knoxville sits at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is considered the “Gateway to the Smokies.” If you are traveling from the east headed west towards Knoxville you will most likely have to cross the Smokies. Keep in mind this is a mountainous area and is subject to winter weather advisories. Make sure to make a pit stop to take in the breathtaking views as you are moving to Knoxville.
Schedule Your Move
The summer months (May – September) and the beginning and end of each month, regardless of season, are the busiest times for movers. It helps to schedule your move out plenty in advance to secure your ideal day and time. Keep in mind, the University of Tennessee starts classes in August and ends the school year in May. This also causes moving companies to be busier than normal.
Consider The Weather
Knoxville is humid during the summer and can experience snowfall during the winter months. Spring and fall are more ideal times of the year to move.
Get Out and Explore
Knoxville has a plethora of events and activities year-round. From delicious eats and drinks in downtown to catching a Vols game to hitting local trails and parks, there is always something going on for the whole family to enjoy. If you love the outdoors, check out this blog for the best things to do in winter time.
Gotta Know Knoxville
If you are the “wanting to make friends” type consider hitting up Gotta Know Knoxville for a fun and educational afternoon learning about the history, attractions, shopping and entertainment of Knoxville. The event is held once a month starting in April and includes a classroom-style presentation, a walking tour, and a bus tour. You are bound to leave the event feeling like a local and possibly connecting with a new friend or two and having news friends will make moving to Knoxville even better!