Knoxtopia, background and district information
- The R-wall around Knoxville and it’s surrounding areas was completed in 1955, prior to that thier was an open period during which businesses were allowed to relocate either into or out of the area that would be protected. This lead to an increased number of think tanks and corperate offices being relocated to within the protected area.
- Knoxtopia is loosely divided into 8 districts: Seymour, Maryville, Lenoir City, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs, Farragut/Louisville, and Downtown. Transportation between districts is not restricted and if needed public transportation via bus routes or the monorail system is easily obtainable.
- Seymour and Farragut/Louisville act mostly as residental areas, while Downtown and Oak Ridge house the majority of the corporate businesses that have moved into Knoxtopia. Lenoir City and Maryville account for the majority of the manufacturing businesses that call the area home, while large areas of Oliver Springs and Clinton has been converted to the growing and manufacturing of food.
- Mcgee Tyson has been shut down, as it is too expensive and time consuming to get the proper clearances to cross through the R-wall.
- Due to the isolation provided to the area by the R-wall, UT has historically seen fewer non-Knoxtopian students then expected and takes up around half the area that it currently covers.