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Average rent in Knoxville, TN

$1,606/mo Knoxville, TN average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Knoxville, TN is $1,606.

    Knoxville, TN apartment rent ranges

    About 34% of apartment rents in Knoxville, TN range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 15% of apartments. Around 37% of Knoxville’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 14% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    Knoxville, TN rent trends

    Getting around in Knoxville, TN

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    Minimal Transit
    23 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 25, Transit Score®: 24, Bike Score®: 23

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Knoxville, TN last updated?

    Prices and availability in Knoxville, TN were last updated on 29 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Knoxville, TN?

    The best apartments in Knoxville, TN are: Raintree Apartments, Windsor Court, Papermill Square Apartments, Crestridge and Greystone Pointe.

    What is the average rent in Knoxville, TN?

    The average rent in Knoxville, TN is $1,606. Start your search for apartments in Knoxville, TN now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Knoxville, TN?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Knoxville, TN is between $901 and $3,008. View all studio apartments in Knoxville, TN.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Knoxville, TN?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Knoxville, TN is between $700 and $3,321. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Knoxville, TN now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Knoxville, TN?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Knoxville, TN is between $635 and $4,029. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Knoxville, TN.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Knoxville, TN?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Knoxville, TN is between $719 and $4,979. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Knoxville, TN.

    What type of rental buildings are in Knoxville, TN?

    In Knoxville 53% of the housing is rented out compared to 47% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 14% of Knoxville’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 59% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 26% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Knoxville, TN?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Knoxville are about 34 years old, on average. Of these, 32% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 89% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 11% are mid-rises, and 0.7% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Knoxville, TN?

    Rental apartments in Knoxville come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 4% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 33% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 45% of all rentals in Knoxville. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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    Living in Knoxville, TN

    Located on the Tennessee River is Knoxville, a city located in eastern Tennessee. It is well-known as a college town since it is home to the popular University of Tennessee, but it is also an ideal renting spot for families and young professionals. The city is known for its rich history, 19th-century buildings, shops and restaurants. Young professionals who rent here can easily get jobs in neighboring cities like Chattanooga, Nashville and Atlanta, GA, as major highways connect them to Knoxville. The city’s public schools are above average, its neighborhoods are family-friendly and the nightlife here is very active, though this is one of the safest areas in the state. Knoxville has a humid subtropical climate, with temperatures ranging between 28°F and 88°F throughout the year. On average, the city sees 204 sunny days, 50 inches of rain and 6 inches of snow per year.

    Renting in Knoxville, TN

    Knoxville has a competitive rental market across its 105 constituent neighborhoods, with more residents renting than owning their homes. Some of the most coveted neighborhoods to rent in are Downtown Knoxville, South Knoxville, Farragut, Inskip, North Hills, Old North Knoxville and Island Home. The central part of the city comprises mainly upscale neighborhoods, while neighborhoods in the northwest area offer more affordable rentals. Knoxville renters are protected from any form of discrimination, maltreatment and retaliation. Landlords must send an eviction notice between three and 30 days prior, depending on what agreement was violated in the lease. Additionally, renters can deduct certain amounts from the rent if the landlord refuses to make major repairs.

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    Knoxville, TN demographics

    Knoxville, TN has a population of 189,339 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 97,898 of Knoxville’s residents are women and 91,441 are men. The median age of those who live in Knoxville, TN is 33.5.

    Shopping in Knoxville, TN

    Knoxville has a wide range of shops and restaurants, including exciting nightlife, beautiful parks and hip restaurants throughout most neighborhoods. Some of the major shopping malls in the city include West Town Mall, Windsor Mall, Northshore Town Center, Western Plaza Shopping Center and Harvest Park Center. Renters also have access to popular department stores like Dillard’s, Kohl’s, Belk, Marshalls, JCPenney, Target, Ross Dress for Less and T.J. Maxx. For grocery shopping, renters turn to Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, Kroger and AM Market. Downtown Knoxville is the city's central business district, with historic places, department stores and dining venues.

    Knoxville, TN households

    • 39,549 Family
      43,037 Non-family
    • 19,614 Children
      62,972 No Children
    • 82,586Total Number of Households
    • 2.19Average People Per Household
    • $44,308Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 82,586 households in Knoxville, TN. 39,549 are family households and 43,037 are non-family households. There are 19,614 households with children in Knoxville and 62,972 households without children. On average, about 2.19 people live in a household in Knoxville, TN.

    Transportation in Knoxville, TN

    Knoxville has poor walkability and bikeability, so driving a car is the best way for renters to get around the city. In some neighborhoods, such as Downtown, Fort Sanders and the University of Tennessee, renters can accomplish most of their errands by foot. For renters who don’t have a car, the Knoxville Area Transit offers public transportation options like buses and trolleys. Renters can easily travel out of town to Nashville, which is 180 miles away via Interstate 40, and Atlanta, located some 215 miles away via Interstate 75. There is also a Greyhound bus station in the downtown area. For convenience, renters use carpooling, local taxis, and ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, as well as car rental and airport shuttle services. The closest airport is McGhee Tyson Airport, which is a short 20-minute drive from the city and operates domestic flights.

    Knoxville, TN education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Knoxville, TN is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 35% completed some high school, 24% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 19% have a Bachelor Degree, and 11% have a Graduate Degree.

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