About Sequoyah Hills
Originally designed to lure the more well-to-do families from Knoxville's crowded downtown area, Sequoyah Hills is still one of the city's most prestigious neighborhoods. Just minutes from downtown and the UT campus, it has been home for almost a century to the University of Tennessee's presidents, head coaches, and faculty, as well as many other community leaders.
Bordered on three sides by the Tennessee River, the area known as Sequoyah Hills is located on a peninsula roughly 1,000 acres in size. Numerous smaller developments, with names like Talahi, Woodhill, Hillvale, Cherokee Hills, and Shawnee Wood, were designed and built on the peninsula during the 1920s and 1930s. Some of these were very forward thinking, with underground utilities, streets that followed the contours of the topography as opposed to a rigid grid pattern, and the incorporation of mature trees and landscaping where possible. While much of the area was developed before the second World War, many of its open spaces were filled in throughout the 1950s and 60s, forming a more cohesive neighborhood that Knoxville came to know as Sequoyah Hills.
Many architectural styles are represented in the neighborhood, sometimes side by side. From Tudor Revival to Mid-Century Modern, Neoclassical to Ranch, Craftsman to Contemporary, you're sure to see something you like. Sequoyah Hills also boasts its own elementary school, public library branch, church, restaurant, as well as miles of great space to walk, cycle, play, or picnic. There's even a "Polo Field," which was originally set aside for the affluent residents but never used, and eventually became a park with multiple baseball fields where several generations of Knoxvillians have chased their dreams.
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