Monday, June 21, 2010

Raising a family? Knoxville made the Forbes top 10 list.

Forbes just ranked Knoxville as number 8 in their list of top ten best places to raise a family. What comes as a surprise to some comes as validation to others. Knoxville is the home of many cultural and educational opportunities. These opportunities add up to make this a good place to live, work and raise a family.

Here are a few things that families can enjoy...

Knoxville Zoo (Look for the Kroger Free Day in November)
Knoxville Museum of Art (Free admission)
Market Square Mall - site of many festivals and free events
Rossini Festival (Free admission)
Greekfest
Lakes and ponds for free or low-cost outdoor recreation
Multiple city parks and recreation opportunities
Proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove and other mountain attractions
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - free outreach programs and concerts as scheduled through the year
Top hospitals
University of Tennessee and other colleges
Technical Schools
Multiple shopping opportunities
Multiple restaurants in various ethnicities
Diverse worship opportunities

What are some of your favorites?

Forbes ranks Knoxville in top 10 best places to raise a family