Knoxville’s Upscale Urban Living Options

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It’s no secret that downtown residential living has boomed in the past decade—but now it’s set to explode as new buildings and new renovations open their doors. Here are the latest.

811 East


811 Evolve Way
Located across from the Knoxville Police Department, 811 East is a pet-friendly community and offers large one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments renting from $895 to $1,035.

Century Building


312 S. Gay St.
Realtor Kimberly Dixon Hamilton: 865-405-8970
This survivor of the “Million Dollar Fire” of 1897 offers a historic setting for condos ranging in price from $299,000 to $479,000.

The Daniel


118 West Jackson Ave.
Named after the John H. Daniel company, which resided in this Old City building for 86 years, the Daniel offers luxury lofts, ranging from 460 square feet to over 1,600 square feet.



416 Gay St.
This large building was indeed once the home to J.C. Penney’s store in Knoxville. Newly refurbished (complete with a bowling alley!), Penney’s now sells living spaces from $369,600 (1,400 square feet) to $705,000 (2,420 square feet).

Marble Alley


300 State St.
The biggest new construction project in downtown in generations, Marble Alley is a community onto itself with lots of apartment rentals between $974 to $1,879.

The Mews


100 Mews Way
Located near the corner of Central Street and Magnolia Avenue, one block north of the Old City, this brand new condominium development features one- to two-bedroom residences.

River’s Edge Apartment Homes


1701 Island Home Ave.
This new complex outside of the Island Home neighborhood in South Knoxville sits near the Tennessee River and offers apartments from $970 to $1,195.

But wait, there’s more!

Here are new residences currently under construction or development:

Historic Knoxville High School

The Crozier

Regas Square

The Tennessean

Editor Coury Turczyn guided Knoxville's alt weekly, Metro Pulse, through two eras, first as managing editor (and later executive editor) from 1992 to 2000, then as editor-in-chief from 2007 to 2014. He's also worked as a Web editor at CNET, the erstwhile G4 cable network, and HGTV.

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