This historic neighborhood sits on the south side of the Tennessee River.

Welcome to Island Home

Even though it is called Island Home, it is not located on an island. Rather, this historic neighborhood sits on the south side of the Tennessee River in Knoxville. Like many of Knoxville’s suburbs, Island Home began as a farm and later was developed as a “streetcar suburb” in the early 1900s (similar to Fourth & Gill and Parkridge). With the city’s highest concentration of Craftsman and Bungalow-style homes and a beautiful traditional boulevard lined with old hardwoods, the area retains the charm of yesteryear. The neighborhood is just a few miles to the Gay Street Bridge or the Henley Street Bridge and Downtown Knoxville as well as the University of Tennessee.
The main thoroughfare, Island Home Boulevard, along with Spence Place and Fisher Place has the oldest homes in the neighborhood; all of varying styles such as Craftsman, Tudor Revival, and Colonial Revival. Several dozen properties in Island Home were added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Island Home Park Historic District in 1994.
Many residents enjoy the area because of the proximity to downtown Knoxville shopping, restaurants, amenities, the surrounding Ijams Nature CenterIsland Home Park, and access to the larger area of South Knoxville.
Adjacent to Island Home is the Tennessee School for the Deaf which was established in 1845 and the Downtown Island Home Airport, a private airfield. If art is your passion, The Candoro Marble Building, built in the beaux-arts style in 1923 (listed on the Register of National Historic Places) is a former business showroom for a Tennessee pink marble company. The site has recently been lovingly restored as a venue for artists in residence and as a gallery. For outdoor activities, nearby Mead’s Quarry Park offers easy access to cycling trails, swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Island Home has a very active neighborhood association, the Island Home Park Area Association, and hosts neighborhood parks and community events.
Island home is zoned for Dogwood Elementary, South Doyle Middle School, and South Doyle High School. All are a part of the Knox County School District.
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Overview for ISLAND HOME, TN

945 people live in ISLAND HOME, where the median age is 42.2 and the average individual income is $36,341. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.2 years

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There's plenty to do around ISLAND HOME, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Angry Dumplings Tea, Chicken City, and The Donut Theory.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.13 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 3.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.29 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.96 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.44 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.05 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for ISLAND HOME, TN

ISLAND HOME has 388 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in ISLAND HOME do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 945 people call ISLAND HOME home. The population density is 964.24 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

46.46 / 53.54%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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