7.1 out of 10

Belle Morris

Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Knoxville
35.9957850441819 -83.9131761382929
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Still up and coming - artsy families with easy access to downtown"

We bought our first house in this neighborhood because it was up and coming but decided to stay because we fell in love with the area. It's quiet, affordable but with fast access to downtown, less than a five minute drive to Market Square and the Old City. The city just cleared out a nearby greenway and there's two wonderful parks - Edgewood and North Hills - within walking distance for kids. The schools system still has some growing to do but otherwise, we just love the artsy families around here, updated homes with unique architecture. We can also get to a Target, JoAnns and other big box stores in less than five minutes. The convenience can't be beat. It's a wonderful option for those not wanting to live out west and willing to be part of a growing community!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nothing special"

Like the other smaller areas of the North Knoxville region, Belle Morris doesn't particularly stand out in any way.

Just north of Fourth and Gill, the area does feature more modern homes than the aforementioned neighborhood, but many are still up to 50 years old. However, the Belle Morris region does feature homes with decent-sized yards.

The houses themselves are nothing to brag about, style-wise. However, the area is slightly less run down then the rest of the North Knoxville area.

Bordered on the north side by a large rolling hill, the Belle Morris area does provide easy access to a very scenic view of the city of Knoxville.

Like many of the other North Knoxville neighborhoods, Belle Morris is heavy on renters and not homeowners, bringing in many of the 20 and 30-something crowd. It has easy access to a Kroger and a small shopping center, as well as the busy Broadway Ave., but overall is nothing special, although the rent is often cheap and the properties nice enough.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Belle Morris: A Restored Neighborhood Still With Potential"

The Belle Morris neighborhood is a hit or miss neighborhood, but overall it is not a bad area and happens to be an up and coming neighborhood with LOTS of potential. It is located in the center of North Knoxville between North Broadway and Whittle Springs Road, where in the last couple of years there has seemed to be an increase in population.

The Belle Morris area is currently being restored with several renovations to help this neighborhood become a popular place for new couples looking to get a start in life. As a result, these couples who seem to be teachers, grad students, musicians, and an all round variety of professionals are restoring these old homes to their original beauty.

The cost of living in this area is very affordable, which helps draw new couples as well. It is a highly family oriented neighborhood and Belle Morris Elementary School is fantastic school and the teachers really care about the children and making sure they learn and understand what they are learning as well. There are several parks within the Belle Morris neighborhood and it is is close to the Knoxville Zoo as well.

Morning and afternoon traffic can be hectic at times, but nothing that gets out of hand and that is too hard to deal with. However, the streets do seem to be quiet at all other times. It located in close proximity and conveniently to Interstate 40.

In recent years, Belle Morris was considered to be a neighborhood where you did not want to live, but things in this area have changed. There was a long trend where the housing in this area were purchased quite cheaply. As a result, individuals purchased them, restored them, and resold them for a profit, which flipped the neighborhood into a much better neighborhood with its beautiful background still there shinny beautifully.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great area for your first home"

Belle Morris is in the central part of North Knoxville that has experienced a large population influx over the last few years. This area is being restored and renewed with good neighbors, quiet streets, and an affordable cost of living. The neighborhood is nestled between North Broadway and Whittle Spring Rd. This is in good proximity to all of the shops and restaurants and the local schools. The neighborhood is also close to some family oriented parks and the zoo. The renovations have really helped this neighborhood to become a popular place for first time home owners.

Several people have moved into this area over the last few years. These people help restore the old homes to new glory. Due to the influx, the traffic can seem a little heavy at times. The local school system is generally regarded as one of the lower school systems in the area. However, the renovation has affected the school as well, and improvements are being made. This neighborhood is defenitely a great place to purchase your first home. It has great neighbors, close proximity and a good place to start a family. It is also close to UT campus and could be ideal for college students that are more serious about staying in Knoxville.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice, quiet, family friendly neighborhood"

This Neighborhood is close to the Zoo and great parks, although it does not have any parks or greenspace within it. There are quiet streets, and lots of beautiful large trees. It is close, but not too close, to U.T., and convenient to Interstate 40. You get a lot of bang for your buck in Belle Morris if you are up to renovating a home. At one time it was a not so nice neighborhood. Thanks to a trend of buying houses cheap and fixing them up, repairing, and updating them in order to resale for a profit, "flipping," the neighborhood has turned around and is quickly becoming a beautiful area. Older, well established, and well built homes with big trees and nicely kept lawns, it is very peaceful. The occasional noise from a home undergoing renovation is really all the noise you have to deal with. There is still quite the mix of homes that have been updated already and some that are priced under value because they need repairs and updates. There are lots of families with kids and pets playing in their yards and friendly older neighbors who love to talk, a great neighborhood! Hopefully there will be a movement for the city to decide to find an area to put at least a small park or playground. If not, the neighborhood is close to Sharp Ridge Memorial Park, Chilhowee Park and the Knoxville Zoo. All in all, a nice, upcoming neighborhood!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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