9.1 out of 10


35.8810120879162 -84.1709355008373
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids


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

"Farragut: Among The Elite Of Knoxville's Finest Neighborhoods"

In the Farragut neighborhood technically considered to be its own town, but is still part of the greater Knoxville area. The Farragut has a huge reputation its massive, beautiful homes, strong and excellent schools, well maintained parks, and fabulous outdoor recreation areas. However, the Farragut neighborhood is more popular for families who want to relocate to a better upper class area in which to bring up their families, which is typically professional residents.

The Farragut neighborhood was named after Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, who was born in 1801 at Lowe’s Ferry, which is just southeast of what is now known as the town of Farragut. The Admiral Farragut had a reputation as being a very aggressive naval commander. Farragut became a hero after defeating the Confederates at the Battle of Mobile Bay, which shut down one of the rebel’s last ports. When told by his men that the port waters were heavily mined, it was here that Admiral Farragut exclaimed, “Damn the torpedoes — full speed ahead!”

The Farragut neighborhood is located just west of Knoxville and south of Karns and Hardin Valley. The entire area was originally known as Campbell’s Station, which was where the Battle of Campbell’s Station in the Civil War was fought during the year 1963. The neighborhood as well as the town incorporated in 1980.

Today, the Farragut neighborhood is an upscale residential town that has a suburban feel. In fact, in one of the 2007 issues of Business Week, Farragut was named as one of the twenty-five best affordable suburbs in the South. The schools here have always been top ranked nationally.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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