North Hills is located in North Knoxville between Old North Knox and Fountain City. It is bordered by Cecil Avenue to the south, Whittle Springs Road to the west, Washington Pike to the north and Prosser Road to the east. It is easily accessible by the I-40 or I-640 Broadway exits. North Hills is very convenient to downtown and a brief drive down Broadway will get you to Gay Street, Market Square or the Old City is no time flat. It’s also a short drive to Fountain City and the Knoxville Center (East Town) Mall area.
North Hills was developed in the late 1920s, and at that time was one of the largest communities in Knoxville, covering 185 acres. It was also considered one of the most prominent and several famous Knoxvillians, including Cas Walker and Patricia Neal, have called North Hills home. The area features many charming homes with unique architectural styles, including Tudor, Spanish Eclectic, and Colonial Revival.
North Hills is quite walkable and the neighborhood is defined by its main thoroughfare, North Hills Boulevard, which has a large, tree-lined median. Residents can also take a stroll on the .4 mile North Hills Greenway or just laze the day away in North Hills Park, which features picnic tables, a playground and a gazebo.
North Hills is also a great place for gardeners. The North Hills Gardening Club, which was formed in 1935, is still alive and kicking, and is responsible for planting many of the numerous trees and flowers found throughout the neighborhood.
Hungry North Hills residents have a lot of options, being so close to downtown, Fountain City, and Knoxville Center Mall. If they’d like to stay a little closer to home, they can go a little ways up Broadway to a colorful Mexican joint called Senor Taco, home to what may be Knoxville’s only salsa bar.
- a historic neighborhood with beautiful greenery and unique architecture
- a laid-back, walkable community with an active neighborhood association
- a community with little to no cut-through traffic
- easy access to downtown
- easy access to I-40 and/or I-640
- a community with its own park and greenway
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