Fairmont and Emoriland
Originally developed in the 1920s, F&E provides residents with several outlets for outdoor activity including Edgewood Park.
Fairmont and Emoriland is located off Broadway, just north of 4th and Gill and just south of Fountain City. The Fairmont and Emoriland area is easily accessible via I-40, I-640 and I-275 and is a short drive to the UT campus and Downtown Knoxville.
The Fairmont and Emoriland area gets its name from the two grand streets that make up the neighborhood: Fairmont and Emoriland Boulevards.
The area around the boulevards was first developed in the 1920s, but the neighborhood has many homes built in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Architectural styles in the neighborhood include Tudor, Spanish Eclectic, and Colonial Revival, as well as many cottage style homes. Toward the end Emoriland, there are also some newer construction ranch-style homes as well as a few older brick duplexes.
The boulevards are wide and tree-lined and Emoriland Blvd also features a large median that runs the length of the main part of the street. But these streets aren’t just nice to look at: both boulevards – as well as the side streets that connect them – have sidewalks, making Emoriland/Fairmont a very walkable neighborhood.
And residents aren’t just limited to walking around the neighborhood. Those looking for some outdoor activity can make the short walk over to nearby Edgewood Park, which features tennis courts, a playground, a sheltered picnic area and paved walking trails. The park also adjoins the North Knoxville branch of the the Knox County Library as well as the Larry Cox Senior Center.
Hungry Fairmont/Emoriland residents don’t have to get behind the wheel in order to get a meal, either: a short walk across Broadway will get them to Senor Taco, home to what may be Knoxville’s only salsa bar. However, if they don’t mind driving, a short drive north on Broadway will get them to Harby’s Pizza or to Litton’s, home to some of the best dang burgers in town.
Another perk of living in the Fairmont/Emoriland neighborhood is its close proximity to Whittle Springs Golf Course, Knoxville’s first public golf course and one of its most affordable.
Fairmont/Emoriland is currently zoned for Belle Morris Elementary School, Whittle Springs Middle School and Fulton High School.
- a home with character
- something close to Downtown
- a walkable neighborhood
- walking access to a library and restaurants
- easy access to public parks and outdoor recreation activities
I grew up in this area; attended McCampbell Elementary on Emoriland Blvd,; walked to school every day; logged many miles on my favorite bicycle path through the neighborhood; and still go out of my way to drive these streets when I can.Tim Petree
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