Welcome to Bearden
Bearden is an established neighborhood with a mature landscape annexed in 1962 by Knoxville. Found at the center of Knoxville’s significant commercial corridors, it is conveniently located and only five miles from downtown.You may find that many locals have different ideas of what the borders of Bearden are, but in general, it lies between Papermill to the west and Lyons View to the east, adjacent to Kingston Pike.
Bearden is named after the former Knoxville Mayor, Marcus De Lafayette Bearden. The neighborhood boasts over 30 shopping centers with more than three million feet of shopping floor space, and dozens of office buildings complement the local economy.
What We Love
Bearden is a bustling, vibrant area, providing residents with many restaurants, stores, and activities. It is convenient in more ways than one, from the location to the amenities. More recently, the community has worked to make the area more pedestrian friendly. This has led to a village-like atmosphere through new green spaces and walking paths. The feel of the neighborhood is lively, always with something to do, but peaceful with nature all around as well.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Aubrey’s Papermill is an innovative and delicious local chain that believes in large portions of comfort food. With an expansive list of fine wines and beer on the one hand and fresh, home-style food on the other, the restaurant is known for its hospitality and great service.
Serving classic southern food, cocktails, and wine, Holly’s Gourmets Market & Cafe has been the best place to get event catering for the past 35 years. It is an ideal venue for both casual events and large, formal occasions. It is a great restaurant for breakfast and lunch.
Harvest uses locally-sourced, carefully-selected, seasonal ingredients to create high-quality food with fantastic flavor. It also boasts a fine wine list, specifically created to compliment the menu including seafood, pasta, vegan, and steak options. It is a great place for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Opened in 1978, Ham ‘n Goodys uses the finest ingredients for its old family recipes to create a fantastic bakery and restaurant. From its world-famous lemon cookie to delectable lunches, it is a great destination. (The baked goods can even be shipped!)
M.S. McClellan & Co has been selling fashionable clothing and accessories since 1966. The upscale, family-owned store is inspired by the fabrics and textures of Italy and the bright colors and updated classic styles of Ivy League campuses and the British Isles. While it started as a men’s clothing store, it now sells women’s clothing as well, using unparalleled personal service and high standards of quality.
Things to Do
Lakeshore Park boasts stunning views of the mountain and lake. It covers 185 acres along the Tennessee River and is the most visited park in the city, with about 1,000,000 visitors each year. The newest park in Knoxville, Everly Brothers Park, is a beautiful space commemorating rock-and-roll artists Phil and Don Everly. The park connects Kingston Pike and Bearden Village Greenway and features plaques of musicians’ quotes about the Everly brothers’ impact.
Cherokee Country Club was established in 1907 and is now one of the state’s premier social and recreational clubs. As a valuable asset to the community, the club gives residents a fantastic experience through friendly welcomes and various top-quality activities. It facilitates community among members and celebrates traditions and history.