9.1 out of 10


35.8800832701729 -89.4043800259771
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
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 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Halls: A Nice Southern Community With A Touch Of City Life"

The Halls neighborhood is oftentimes called Halls Crossroads, which is a small community within the North Knoxville area. Halls is located just north of the Fountain City area and was named for Thomas Hall, who was one of the first settlers to come to the ares from North Carolina in 1796. He had been a prisoner war held by the British, but was given a parcel of land in East Tennessee by the government of the United States for recognition of his service in the military.

Hall and his wife settled and raised their family in what is now known as the Halls community, where they raised eleven children, which were also the areas first baseball team. Pulaski Hall, who was the grandson of Thomas Hall, opened up a small general store and inn generations later to become one of the first businesses within the area. During the Civil War, this store was an outpost for both the Union and the Confederate troops and was known as Halls Crossroads.

The center of the Halls neighborhood is located near three junctions by three major roads, which conveniently form a giant asphalt capital “A”. Many residents here feel that the intersection of Norris Freeway, Emory Road, and Maynardville Highway is where Halls Crossroads gets its puzzling name, but that is not so. However, this fork in the road is known as a dangerous epitome of suburban sprawl, where some are headed to an unpleasant land and others are headed to economic bliss.

Some areas of the Halls neighborhood are nothing more than residential areas with high end subdivisions here and there, but other parts are filled with concrete businesses plastered up all over the place. The price range for a home in one of these high end subdivisions can cost as much as four hundred thousand.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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