Kate Irwin and Ariel Duncan profiled Knoxville in writer Grace Bonney's popular design blog, Design*Sponge (Jan. 22, 2013). The guide gives a pretty thorough look at downtown and West Knoxville highlights:
"In the past decade, downtown Knoxville has undergone a transformation. New municipal parking garages (free after 6pm) fill up regularly. A free trolley makes a circuit through downtown. Refurbished public spaces like Market Square and Gay Street attract visitors who arrive to relax and dine after the 9-to-5 crowd has left."