Knoxville Named 2015 Top Big City by Blue Ridge Outdoors

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Eric Vreeland
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Knoxville Named 2015 Top Big City by Blue Ridge Outdoors

Posted: 10/30/2015
The wait is over. Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named Knoxville their 2015 Top Big City.

The race was intense over the summer as Knoxville went up against Durham, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Charleston, West Virginia.

Today the magazine hits newsstands and the web with stories featuring each of the winners. In addition to Knoxville, Roanoke (VA) was named Top Mid-Sized and Franklin (NC) was named Top Small Town.

Feature writer for Blue Ridge Outdoors, Jess Daddio, states, "...perhaps even more unique than the city's close proximity to recreational resources is the vibe of present-day Knoxville, a feeling of progression and unity that can most aptly be described with one word: collaboration."

"Knoxvillians know how awesome Knoxville is and now the word is getting out," says Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas. "Our Urban Wilderness is easily accessible from various parts of town including our vibrant downtown. For these reasons and many others, Knoxville really offers a great deal to visitors, plus the sense of community is amazing."

To read the article, go to Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.