Just stay away from the public housing projects and the neighborhoods in the immediate areas. Overall the town ain't too bad, but we do have gang activity. The west end of town has had the most growth for a long time, (and has the most money) but there are hot areas in other parts of town, including the downtown area. As far as MTBing, being in North Knoxville would put you centrally located to the best biking locations (Urban Wilderness, Haw Ridge, Norris, Loyston, Windrock, Sharps Ridge would all be less than 30 minutes away, and there are other options). There's great road riding going north, but heading north or south means climbing ridge after ridge. Cost of living is probably highest downtown and west.don't really know, i don't have a job yet. i'll get one, i just wanna know where i should definitely NOT live, i'll figure it out from there.
I really don't know what the java scene is like, but this town has tons of restaurants. And we do have several national call centers here as well as enough companies with headquarters here that would have more customer service opportunities.optimally a barista at a third wave shop, otherwise a cooking or customer service gig
Knoxville has a thriving scene fostered by the extremely active AMBC Mountain Bike Club. As for bad parts of town; just stay away from East Knoxville but everywhere else is fine. West Knoxville is basic suburbia, North Knoxville is brewery capital, and South Knoxville has all the good riding 4 mins from downtown.hello MTBers of Tennessee. I'm thinking of moving to Knoxville. what's the riding like? if you don't mind me asking, what neighborhoods should i not live in, if any? is there a local mtb club/group? also (heresy) what about a road club/group?