The Lifestyle You Deserve

The Commons at Knoxville was created for The University of Tennessee students who want the best possible living experience

Our prime location offers a relaxing refuge, an easy commute to campus, and the conveniences of a vibrant local community.

Your Launchpad to Explore Knoxville

The Commons offers an ideal mix of safety, security, and discovery. With the University of Tennessee and its global academic outlook just steps away, you also have easy access to a thriving walkable community and stunning nature within a bike ride or short drive.

Located directly west of downtown Knoxville and north of the University of Tennessee, The Commons is in the middle of Fort Sanders – a haven for college students and recent grads. Fort Sanders is named after a Civil War Union bastion that once stood near the center of town, and the neighborhood’s history runs deep. The Fort Sanders Historic District is filled with original Victorian-era houses and buildings, many named on the National Register of Historic Places. Many others are either rented out or have been converted into apartments to fit the growing renter population in the neighborhood.

University of Tennessee

Our apartments are located steps from the UT Knoxville main campus, a 10-minute walk to be precise. Talk about easy living.


Got visitors? Show them a time to remember, from brunch to dinner. Within a short walk of The Commons, you’ve got access to Knoxville’s best dining and nightlife options.

Coffee Shops

Live that laid-back but always stimulating college life. Treat yourself to a daily or weekly ritual at one of the neighborhood’s many cozy cafes.


Places to Love

Here are some of our favorite local spots, from small shops to chic new restaurants. Go explore – and let us know yours!

Fieldhouse Social

Enjoy craft food by catching a UT football game on the jumbo TV lounge.

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Nothing Too Fancy

One-stop shop for all things Tennessee!

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Honeybee Coffee Company

Looking for a quick cup of coffee and a place to study? Honeybee’s got it covered!

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Dead End BBQ

A local hotspot for the best BBQ in Knoxville.

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Cruze Farm Dairy

Farm fresh ice cream in the heart of downtown.

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University of Tennessee Off-Campus Student Apartment Living That’s Connected

Curious about local life? From wellness offerings to a thriving social scene, we’ve got you covered, day and night. Our always-evolving neighborhood is ready to serve you.

Surrounded by the breath-taking Smokey Mountains and captivated by the rumble of VOLS stadium on Saturday nights, you will see there’s nothing common about living in The Commons.