Joe, I'm a UT graduate and East Tennessee native. East Tennessee's larger cities are seeing great growth and appreciation. Knoxville is seeing an impressive revitalization of its downtown corridor and Old City. With its proximity to campus, I would certainly keep it on my radar. Convenience is king in the Fort Sanders neighborhood, however you're going to see some pretty rough conditions in some parts. I wouldn't rule out the areas in south Knoxville near Chapman Hwy near graduate student housing and north Knoxville in Lonsdale and Merchant's Road.