Indoor and outdoor festivals take place year round, some festivals attract hundreds of thousands of people because of the quality of the city’s events such as Boomsday over Labor Day weekend.As one of the best colleges in the Knoxville area, the University of Tennessee Vols fans are sports fanatics and can be easily spotted wearing bright orange.Specialties include orthopedics, neurology, bariatric surgery and women’s care.The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a 489 bed teaching hospital and is home to the Brain & Spine Institute, the Cancer Institute, the Heart & Lung Institute and Women’s and Children’s Health Center. High quality medical care in close proximity to waterfront retirement communities is an important factor for retirees relocating to the area.Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge with 255 beds is Knoxville’s 2012 Best Ranked Hospital with nine specialties according to U. RECREATIONAL SPORTS With more than 84 parks and 41 miles of greenways, Knoxvillian’s spend as much time as possible outdoors.The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum is a free botanical garden where garden enthusiasts congregate for inspiration.CLIMATE At an elevation of 886 feet, Knoxville’s average winter temperature ranges in the high 30‘s December through February. May through September, the average temperature ranges in the high 60’s to mid 70’s. For the more ambitious, the Knoxville Ballet School offers adult basic ballet classes on Thursday nights or outdoor enthusiasts can sign up for the Smoky Mountain Field School, part of the University of Tennessee.
This premier 300 acre shopping destination is clearly visible from Interstate 40.
Tellico Lake, Fort Loudon Lake and Norris Lake are Eastern Tennessee lakes which frame out Knoxville combining fresh water boating with golf as the most popular recreational sports at waterfront retirement communities. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville employs hundreds of scientists and Ph. Knoxville's highly educated population attracts high quality cultural experiences.