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Metro area: Knoxville
Distance to Knoxville (downtown): 10 miles
Distance to Airport (McGhee-Tyson: 23 miles
Distance to University of Tennessee: 11 miles
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Cost of Living Index: 87
Crime Index: 62
Data on Powell, Tennessee demographics provided by On Board, LLC. copyright 2005
The Powell subarea of Knoxville is located to the north/northwest of downtown Knoxville. Powell is an incorporated town even though most consider it a subarea within Knoxville. The city of Oak Ridge sits to the west, the Karns and Norwood areas are to the south, Clinton and Heiskell border Powell to the north, Halls and Fountain City are directly to the east. The primary zip code of Powell is 37938 and part of zip codes 37921, 37918 and 37849 are included in the Powell subarea.
Powell was established in 1789 by settlers moving through East Tennessee into the frontier. Attracted by a ready supply of water and good farming land, some settlers stayed to establish one of the first trading outposts in Knox County. The community got its name from the Powell Station train stop. Today, Powell is home to the Weigels Farm where the Weigel's chain of convenience stores got it's start and is still headquartered. Powell's largest employer is DeRoyal which manufactures medical products.
Powell has grown from primarily a farming area to one of the fastest growing suburbs of Knoxville. Mixed in with the newer subdivisions is still plenty of "elbow room". Powell schools are also some of the highest rated schools in the area. If you want to be a bit further out and live somewhere with a small town feel but still close to the conveniences of Knoxville, Powell is for you.
The starting price for a home in Powell starts around $115,000 and can go up to over $400,000. The most common price range of single family homes in Powell is between $175,000 and $250,000. Search Powell Real Estate or call 865-621-3658.
The Knox County School district serves Powell and all of Knox County. The schools that specifically serve Powell are Powell Elementary, Powell Middle, Powell High, Brickey Elementary, and Copper Ridge Elementary. There are also several private schools near Powell: La Petite Academy, Grace Christian Academy, Beaver Ridge Preschool, Byington-Solway Vocational Center, Monart School of the Arts and Pellissippi State College.
2136 Emory Road
1.5 - mile trail connecting Powell High School with Powell Middle School by a pedestrian path running parallel to Emory Road.
Powell Levi Park
7222 Martingale Dr.
23 acre park with baseball fields, football field, picnic tables and playground.
Powell Station Park - Under Construction
2316 West Emory Road
The project consists of the design and construction of a 2.5 acre park containing a new interactive water feature (splash pad fountain play area), gazebo, playground, walking trails, restrooms, and a festival lawn.
Sterchi Hills Park and Greenway
1145 Dry Gap Park
12 acre park with basketball courts, playground, picnic pavillion and the greenway trail which covers 2.5 miles and connects the new Knox County/AYSO Soccer Complex with two Knox County neighborhood parks.
St. Mary's Medical Center North - 7551 Dannaher Way, Powell (1 mile)
Fort Sander's West - 270 Fort Sanders West Blvd (5 miles)
St. Mary's Medical Center - 900 E Oak Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN (12 miles)
Fort Sanders Medical Center Downtown - 1901 W Clinch Ave (10 miles)
Parkwest Medical Center - 9352 Park w Blvd, Knoxville, TN (8 miles)
University of Tennessee Medical Center - 1924 Alcoa Hwy (11 miles)
East Tennessee Children's Hospital - 2018 W Clinch Ave (11 miles)
Baptist Hospital - 137 E Blount Ave (12 miles)
The Knoxville are has an extensive highway system for a city this size. Interstate 40 runs right through the center of Knoxville and connects with interstate 75. I-75 south will take you to Chattanooga in an hour and a half and Atlanta in 3 hours. I-75 north will take you to Lexington, Kentucky in about an hour and a half. Traveling west on I-40 will get you to Nashville in about 2 hours. Traveling east on I-40 will get you to Asheville, NC in about an hour and a half. Knoxville also has public bus service through KAT (Knoxville Area Transit). The closest airport is McGhee-Tyson (TYS) located in south Knoxville near Alcoa, TN about a 15 minute drive from downtown Knoxville. Hardin Valley is located off of the Pellissippi Parkway (TN-162) and is also part of the area for the proposed TDOT Knoxville Regional Parkway.
General map of Powell