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  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

Living in Knoxville

Knoxville is the third largest city in the US state of Tennessee and is a fantastic location for expatriates hoping to live in the United States. The city has the nickname ‘The Marble City’ due to its reputation as the largest importer of marble in the US as well as being a manufacturer of pink marble. The city has a lot to offer expats living in Knoxville, with plenty of open spaces, architectural sites and more which are popular with tourists as well as residents. The city is home to a vibrant music scene as well, with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Opera Company as well as a number of other popular music venues calling Knoxville their home. Some of the most popular attractions in Knoxville include the Knoxville Zoo and the World’s Fair Park, which was where the World’s Fair was hosted back in 1982. Knoxville also boats a number of shopping areas as well as being home to ever popular hockey, soccer and football teams.

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Jun 14, 2024, 2:00 AM
6 attendees
Please join us for drinks, food, and a great time to network. Happy hour prices end at 6 pm. Parking is free.
Pocha time "speakeasy" style! Don't know what a pocha is? I didn't either! A “pocha” is a Korean term that refers to a type of outdoor food and drink stall. The word “pocha” is actually an abbreviat
Jun 14, 2024, 12:30 AM
26 attendees
Join us for good company, delicious food/drinks, and laughter!
Jun 14, 2024, 12:00 AM
43 attendees
Join this free activity to salsa dance at the BOK Bar. Salsa Night with DJ Big George + DJ Vspice Start with free lessons then join the salsa dance party to show off your moves. All are welcome- begi

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Moving to Knoxville

Knoxville is known to be a fantastic city, considered to be safe and affordable as well as being an excellent place to raise a family in. Expats moving to Knoxville will benefit from multiple schools, colleges and universities, including the University of Tennessee, which has its main campuses located in Knoxville. The main metropolitan area of Knoxville was named one of the best places to live in the US as a result of its low cost of living, great transport links and availability and range of education and work. The climate in Knoxville is usually hot and humid in the summer, growing much colder in the winter paired with the occasional burst of snow. Expatriate who are looking to move to Knoxville could benefit from joining InterNations, a fantastic online community of expats who are able to share advice and provide information about all areas about expat life, and may even be able to provide detailed information on moving to and living in Knoxville, as well Tennessee in general.

Working in Knoxville

Knoxville has a thriving economy, with many industries present in the area including wholesale and manufacturing. Other areas of high employment include government work, work in the private sector and education, particularly at the University of Tennessee. Some of the nation’s leading private sector companies have offices in the area, which means that expats seeking work in Knoxville should find plenty of opportunities. Expatriates from financial backgrounds will find that there is also a thriving financial sector in Knoxville, including First Tennessee, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Further major sources of employment are the technology and research sectors as well as retail. To get more information about working in Knoxville, expats in Knoxville should join the InterNations website where they can get in touch with fellow expats from over 190 different nations across the globe who may be able to provide useful information about sourcing work in the city.

  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

  • Caroline Stiles

    In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves.

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