Downtown Knoxville has had quite the makeover in the past few years. What was once run-down and neglected has been renovated into vibrant shops, restaurants, and convenient, urban living. Thanks to these renovations, Knoxville now has multiple housing options including lofts, apartments and single family homes. The newly renovated JFG building and Firestreet lofts offer affordable living while still enjoying the perks of living downtown. Within walking or biking distance of eateries, local shops, bars, art galleries and theatres, it is perfect for those looking for a wide variety of activities. Emory Place & the Fourth and Gill area offer renovated & historic single family homes also within close proximity of the downtown area. Additional rental apartments under construction in the downtown area will be ready by spring of this year.