Colonial Village is about 4 miles south of Downtown, just off Chapman Highway across from Lake Forest. An easy commute to both Downtown Knoxville and the University of Tennessee campus.
Colonial Village is a Dogwood Trail community that was once a part of the 200 acre McCall family farm. It was developed during the 1940s and 1950s, and the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association’s website details the history leading up to and following that development. Today, the neighborhood is home to four churches, one elementary school, one city park and a pretty nifty duck pond, which is also known as McCall’s Pond or Butterfly Lake.
The majority of the homes in Colonial Village were built during the 1940s and 1950s and so ranchers and cottages abound in the neighborhood. You can also find the occasional traditional two-story or split level thrown in the mix.
Colonial Village residents don’t have to go far to enjoy the great outdoors. They can take a stroll on the 0.8 mile Gary Underwood Greenway, located within the neighborhood, or they can settle in for an afternoon of fun at Gary Underwood Park, which has a football field and soccer field in addition to picnic areas and shelters.
Hungry Colonial Villagers can head further south on Chapman Highway to Ye Olde Steak House, a true Knoxville institution whose atmosphere is as laid back as its steaks are delicious. Or, if they’re in the mood for something even more low key, they can head up to closer to Downtown to enjoy some real southern cookin’ at The Round Up Restaurant. Both places have some pretty yummy homemade desserts.
- a very scenic, yet quite affordable community
- something with a laid-back vibe that’s a little off the beaten path
- easy access to a park and greenway
- a home with lots of character
- easy access to Downtown or UT
- a neighborhood with very flat yards
- new or newer construction
- close proximity to mall shopping
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