7.1 out of 10


35.8381455029843 -83.9750560767033
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Alcoa: A Little Metropolis Within The Metropolitan Of Knoxville"

The Alcoa neighborhood, which was formerly known as North Maryville, is located twelve miles south of the city of Knoxville and has a population of 7,734 and was officially incorporated under the name of Alcoa in 1919. The neighborhood of Alcoa gets its name from the large aluminum smelting plant located in its midst known as the Alcoa Corporation. Knoxville McGhee Tyson is the nearest major airport, which is also located in Alcoa. Nearby institutions that offer higher education include The University of Tennessee, Roane State Community College, Walters State Community College, and Lee University.

This neighborhood is located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains with the outermost rising just a few miles to south known as the Chilhowee Mountain. The Great Smoky Mountain, which is the most visited national park in the country, is about a thirty minute drive from Alcoa. Hiking, horse-back riding, and fishing are just a few of the activities that can be enjoy around this neighborhood. There are also many native plants, wildlife, and beautiful scenery at every turn surrounding the neighborhood of Alcoa.

From Alcoa Highway large sections of both the north central and north eastern parts of the mountain range are clearly visible. Through the eastern section of Alcoa flows the Little River, which comes out of the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, prior to reaching the Tennessee River. There are a number of fun and convenient places to spend leisure time such as public parks and sporting events.

Visitors to Alcoa can utilize the lovely public parks and green ways throughout this beautiful neighborhood. The Alcoa-Maryville Greenway is the best place to enjoy biking, walking, and hiking with its well-maintained walk ways that includes over fifteen miles of paved trails that wind through the cities of Alcoa and Maryville. Fort Loudon and Tellico Lakes are located just minutes from Alcoa with both of them offering a variety of opportunities for fishing and boating.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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