South Knoxville has experienced the most growth of any area in Knoxville from 2017 -2019. From older homes being renovated to new businesses popping up on every corner, everyone is realizing the amazing things that SoKno has to offer.
The heart of South Knoxville is only an easy three mile bike ride or walk from the Gay Street bridge, which provides access to everything Downtown has to offer. Head the other way and you will find yourself in the beloved Urban Wilderness, over 1,000 acres featuring 50+ miles of trails and greenways, pristine lakes, historic sites, dramatic quarries, adventure playgrounds, five city parks and a 500-acre wildlife area. These trails can lead you to Ijams Nature Center, where you will find a jam-packed line up of events and programs including outdoor movies and concerts, guided hikes and nature day camps for the kiddos.
If you are looking for a bite to eat after all of those activities, great options for local cuisine are not hard to find. The Landing House specializes in Cambodian Pho and other Asian inspired dishes and is located in a converted two story home built in 1920. They also offer a huge front patio with a fire pit and corn hole. Just down the street you can get your pizza fix at South Coast Pizza or grab a taco and margarita from the wildly popular, SoKno Taco.
If you are interested in the booming craft beer movement, South Knoxville is the place for you. Alliance Brewing Company is a brewery and taproom with seven core brews available in tasters, half and full pints. Just a short walk down the road is Trailhead Beer Market, where you can find local and regional craft beer on tap and available for purchase to go. Most days you will find a food truck parked out front for dinner service, or the back patio grill fired up for a cook out. Another short walk along the river will lead you to Printshop Beer Co. Here you can enjoy American-style brews from hop-forward flagships to seasonal and small-batch releases.
The perfect way to end a day exploring South Knoxville is with a sunset visit to Suttree Landing Park. Situated on the shoreline of the Tennessee River with beautiful views of downtown, the park offers picnic tables, bike racks and a playground. Through the Spring and Summer, a free yoga class is provided by the City of Knoxville Parks and Rec every Wednesday at 6:15pm.