Developed primarily as an agrarian community in the 19th century, this area now lies at the heart of one of Knoxville’s major commercial corridors. Bearden lies along Kingston Pike and adjacent roads, approximately 5 miles west of Knoxville’s downtown area. It encompasses the Kingston Pike corridor between Lyons View Pike on the east and Sutherland Avenue on the west. It includes Westmoreland, Riverbend, Sequoya Hills, and West Hills.
Fun locally owned shops, restaurants and a lively social scene make this suburb an ideal location to settle down. Convenient to the University of Tennessee, it is one of the closest suburban areas to Downtown Knoxville, thus drawing to it bankers, professors, and other working professionals since it’s establishment in the early 20th/late 19th century.
It’s easy to lead an active lifestyle living in Bearden. Residents enjoy the Third Creek Greenway, the climbing center, weekly group bike rides, and several 5 & 10K events put on by the Knoxville Track Club, which typically start on Cherokee Boulevard.
Many community members anticipate welcome changes to Lakeshore Park — expansions of the 195-acre space that already features a playground, paved trails, two soccer fields and six ballfields – that should start soon.
*Data below is based on MLS info. from January 2014-January 2015:
• Listings sold: 524
• Average Sold Price: $328,070
• Average square feet: 2,630
• Sold price/sq ft: $117
• Average Days on market: 83