College of Law

Life in Knoxville

The city of Knoxville, home to the University of Tennessee College of Law, is one of the best places in the country to live. But don’t just take our word for it.

With its entertainment options, economic growth, and natural geographic beauty, U.S. News ranks Knoxville as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. Travel and Leisure also gives Knoxville high marks, ranking it #8 of America’s Favorite Cities for its variety of food, live music, and historic city venues.

Knoxville’s Market Square, named one of the “Great Public Spaces” in America in 2017 by the American Planning Association, houses restaurants and small business as well as the Farmers’ Market from May to November. Knoxville is home to several museums and art galleries, and some of the region’s best artwork is on display the first week of each month throughout the year at an evening event called “First Fridays.”

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Exploring the community

There are plenty of attractions to put on your to-do list while living in Knoxville. From exploring Smoky Mountains National Park to visiting the UT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Knoxville has something for everyone.

Knoxville’s central location provides easy access to a number of cities that are just a short road trip away. Airlines offer low-cost flights from Knoxville to beaches in the Southeast and cities in the West. Your biggest challenge will be picking a destination for those weekend trips and summer break getaways.

Finding your home


You’ll find properties for rent or sale, and you might even find a roommate through the UT’s Off-Campus Housing Service website. You can access the site and simplify your housing search by using your UT Net ID and password. Apartment-style residence halls are also available for graduate students. Visit University Housing’s website for additional details about available living options.