While you were making naughty and nice lists we were on some cool ones this year. It is always nice to get an email from a publication or company congratulating us on making their list. Whether it is voted on by the reader or chosen by percentages we love and appreciate the fact that someone thought of Visit Knoxville. A present under our tourism tree if you will. So in the coming year, we’ve made a resolution to move a little higher on some lists and get on some we never thought possible. Here’s to adventures in tourism in 2015!

Destinations on the Rise

Tripadvisor

Why Knoxville, TN Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live 2015

livability.com

Top Ten Most Attractive Mid-Sized Cities.

movoto.com

 

Retirement: Great, affordable destinations you may not have thought of. USA Today

 

 Knoxville named one of 16 Southern Hospitality Cities.

 

 Knoxville named third Most Well Read City in America. Amazon.com

 

Knoxville named #2 "Best College Sports Town."

 

Knoxville ranked in Top 5 of America's Most Affordable Cities. Forbes

 

Knoxville ranks in ESPN top 10 markets for college football. ESPN

 

USA Today/10 Best in Knoxville