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The Commons At Knoxville

1640 Grand Avenue Knoxville, TN

$509  -  $835 per room
& unit
1 - 4 Bed
1 - 4 Bath
Available Now
Where You'll Live
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Walk Score®
Very Walkable
Floor plans
Rent Unit Bath Sq. Ft. Date Available
$835 1 Bed / 1 Bath 1 377 ft2 Now
Rent Unit Bath Sq. Ft. Date Available
$605 2 Bed / 1 Bath 1 - Now
Rent Unit Bath Sq. Ft. Date Available
$509 4 Bed / 2 Bath 2 - Now
$560 4 Bed / 4 Bath 4 - Now
Balcony, Deck, Patio
Fitness Center
Garbage Disposal
Trash Removal Included
Cable Included
Internet Included
Water Included
Individual Lease
Courtesy Officer
24-hour Maintenance
Accepts Credit Cards
Free Tanning
Online Payments
Near Campus
Virtual Walkthrough
Range / Oven
Business Center
Off-street Parking
In-unit Laundry
Property Details

On the hunt for the best off-campus student apartments in Knoxville? At The Commons at Knoxville, you’ll find a variety of floor plans, several amenities, proximity to The University of Tennessee, a thriving resident community, and much more. All that’s missing is you!

Inclusive rent packages, several amenities, listed—we can think of a few reasons you might want to join our off-campus housing community.

Lease & Fees
Lease Length: 12 Months (August - July)
Late Fee: A 10% late fee is applied to all late rental payments.
Office Hours
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Additional Details
Total Unit Count: 211
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Contact Number: (865) 637-6222
Is this property currently leasing units?
Yes. There are 4 available units at this property.
How many units are move-in ready in the next 2 months?
This property has 4 units vacant and ready for immediate occupancy.
What's the square footage of the available units?
It's 377 square feet.
Does this property allow cats or dogs?
The property manager did not submit a pet policy with this listing.
How many bedrooms are in the available units?
There are 1, 2 and 4 bedroom units available.
How many bathrooms are in the available units?
There are 1, 2 and 4 bathroom units available.
What's the monthly rent at this property?
Rent on available units ranges from $509 to $835. The Commons At Knoxville has 1 bedroom units available starting at $835, 2 bedroom units available starting at $605, and 4 bedroom units available starting at $509.
Where is this property located?
This property is at 1640 Grand Avenue in Knoxville, TN. It's 0.8 miles west from the center of Knoxville.
By Sara Sultan, August 19, 2018
Great fully furnished spacious apartments and nice bedrooms, with attached bath and living area. Secure place and just few min walk from utk campus

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By Gabrielle Bosse, March 21, 2018
The Commons at Knoxville is a great place to live! The staff are always very friendly and helpful to the resident's needs. As an out-of-state transfer student, the Commons was the best option when choosing an apartment to live in. My roommates and I all re-signed our leases to live here next year!

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By Rebecca Spicer, March 06, 2018
The people at the Commons are very professional and welcoming. They are very helpful and have answered all the questions I have had. The apartments are great and the maintenance workers are very efficient and work in a timely manner. Overall The Commons at Knoxville is a great place to live and has a welcoming friendly environment.

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By Cole Cabbage, February 27, 2018
Very cheap and convienent. It's an easy walk to class. Maintanence is always timely are professional, as well as the workers at the office. Overall pretty nice and pretty spacious, although I would like to see some upgrades to the kitchen and bathrooms.

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By Courtney Sproles, February 26, 2018
I have been living at the Commons on Bridge this year and intend on living at a different Commons apartment complex in the coming year. As I had toured many other complexes prior to choosing to live at the Commons, the Commons stood out more than any of the nearby apartments. I immediately felt welcome and a part of the strong community-based environment that the staff and residents encompass. Any questions or concerns I've come across have been quickly solved by the friendly staff. Overall, I would highly recommend living at any of the Commons complexes.

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By Mary Ellen Thoni, February 26, 2018
friendly and helpful staff makes this a great place to live! maintenance requests are easily and quickly dealt with which has made this a great place to live for 2 years in a row! not too far away from campus to walk and they have plenty of amenities to accommodate all needs!

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By Dean Lamberti, February 20, 2018
The appartments are pretty nice and are close to campus. I have nothing really to complain about staying here

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By Elizabeth Salazar, February 19, 2018
Appliances tend to fall apart easily, but maintenance usually responds in a timely manner. Not a bad living experience, but still room for improvement.

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By Melissa Wilds, June 27, 2017
maintenance is prompt and very friendly the gym/free printing is a nice amenity especially for students been here for 2 year because it is a convenient location and one of the best furnished apartments near campus

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By Xin Huang, June 18, 2017
This is my second year with the Commons and I'd say for the most part I've enjoyed my time here. The first year I stayed at the Commons on Knoxville on 19th and Forrest. Decent location. Kind of far from campus but also less noisy compared to their other locations. The apartments are pretty small but furnished with the basics. I signed my lease kind of late so couldn't get an assigned parking spot but I rarely had a problem finding street parking right by my apartment. One major complaint I had was that my room was next to this utility closet thing and for months there was a constant awful beeping coming from it. I kept calling them and asking them to fix it. Sometimes they would come after a few days but it would start again a day later. It was a nightmare and it didn't seem like they tried very hard to solve the problem. Ended up having to spend a lot of nights at my boyfriend's place at Evolve because we just couldn't handle the 24/7 beeping. This year I'm staying at the Commons on Bridge (formerly The Renaissance). The apartments are much nicer although they do not come furnished. The garage parking is very convenient even if it is $50 a month (more worth it than the $50 for outside parking at their other locations). The complex is pretty nice and is pet friendly. The location is very convenient if you have classes by the hill and we're also a short walk from downtown. The balcony is definitely a nice addition. I think the staff at the Commons are very friendly and willing to help. The maintenance staff generally responds pretty quickly (feels like they're faster with the Commons on Bridge than they were for Commons at Knoxville) Your lease also comes with a few amenities such as the gym at the office location. Granted it's not a very big gym by any means. It has 2 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, free weights, and a couple of other strength building machines. If you ask them for a card you can get 24 hr access to the gym so that's nice. They also offer free printing and tanning at the office location.

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By Danielle Chesney, April 25, 2017
living at The Commons Knoxville has been the greatest living experiences I have encountered over the last five years. I have considered The Commons to be a place that I can truly call my home- The staff will go above and beyond and will answer any injuries you may have. They genuinely care about the well-being of their residents. I want to give a special thank you to Cathy who has been a tremendous help to me. She has answered all of my questions in detail and will always put a smile on my face. Maintenance has been quick to fix our requests that we have had throughout the semester and will always complete the day of- The location is close to campus (the library) and not too far rom the downtown area. It is a safe area to walk to and from campus. I would definitely recommend living here and I hope you enjoy The Commons as much as I did! A huge thank you to the staff for making my move from California to Tennessee a easy transition!!

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By Abby Godwin, February 21, 2016
I love the hotel keys?? They are a huge relief when i have a ton of groceries. I am super surprised by some of these reviews, it's like some of yall havent lived downtown long. This is my 3rd apartment complex to stay and i just renewed this semester. Yeah these are kind of old but the resources are fantastic. I love the management! they are super understanding,if you're a reasonable person clearly,and the office is always happy to see me and my roommates! i dont have anything to say about rent because this is literally the cheapest place I've found or lived.

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By Noah Ammen, January 27, 2016
The Commons looks very nice from the outside with clean landscaping and well paved parking lots. I live in a 4B/2B and my apartment came fully furnished with high quality and comfortable chairs and a couch in the living room. All of the the kitchen amenities are up to date and there is conveniently a very nice washer and dryer in the apartment. The rooms are plenty big and come with a large full size bed and a much bigger closet than expected. The location to campus is amazing and you do not have to use a vehicle to get to class. If you do not want to take the 10 min walk to campus, there is a bus stop a block away from the apartment. The office and staff are incredibly helpful and friendly, ready and willing to answer any questions. I would certainly recommend The Commons over other apartments I have visited in the surrounding area.

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By Mary Ashton Gupton, January 27, 2016
The Commons at Knoxville is the perfect choice for students who have never experienced living outside of their parents home or the dorms. The step into adulthood that is taken when moving into a place of your own is huge and you need to feel comfortable. Any of the Commons' complexes would be a great choice to call your home in Knoxville. I live in a 4 bed/4 bath and pay for parking. I have yet to have a bad experience that was not rectified as soon as it was called to attention. The maintenance folks are awesome and dedicated to making sure your things are fixed as fast as they can. The office works hard to make your living environment as comfortable as it can be while in school. You do have to pay for parking, but you are always guaranteed your spot anytime. The noise can be intrusives, but if you choose to live in the fort then you choose to live with college town noise regardless of where you go. All in all, I believe that this is a great place to live and I look forward to next next few years of residence at the Commons!

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By Dana Kelly, January 14, 2016
I moved into the commons because my best friend lived there. We really enjoyed the commons for the two years we were there. They were close to campus, our neighbors became our best friends because of the joined balcony, there was air/heat that worked great, it was furnished, it came with a washer and dryer, if anything needed fixed the maintenance men were there within a day, the dishwasher worked just fine as well as the fridge and stove, and the bedroom doors locked. I had the back room and had a separate hallway with my bathroom and sink area, which I loved because it gave my best friend and I room for our bathroom things. They did allow us to paint the living room, there was a fee but they told us ahead of time. When going over our lease they went through everything with us and had us initial, so we knew what fees/fines we would/could have to pay. We opted out of the parking and found street parking or even little gravel lots. One negative thing was that there were no elevators, it did help with getting fit, but when carrying groceries or getting injured, it does cause some frustration. But I am happy I lived with at The Commons and would do it again as an undergrad. Some of my best memories were made at the commons with my roommates and neighbors. I also would like to add that I loved that the gym was 24'7 available to all residents and the tanning bed was free. Jessica in the office was always there when I needed to talk to her about anything going on with our apartment, and has been willing to help me with finding my old leases even after I moved.

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By Chloe Conner, January 08, 2016
I am really enjoying living here! I have a four bedroom with random roommates and they did a great job at matching roommates. The apartment is spacious and clean and in a very convenient area that makes my commute to campus very easy. Maintenance is very fast which is a big plus! The office staff is so sweet and helpful.

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Rent Report

Rent comparisons between The Commons At Knoxville and the average Knoxville apartment by bedroom:

The Commons At Knoxville is asking 3% less than the average 1 bedroom apartment in Knoxville.

If you upsized to an average priced Knoxville 2 bedroom apartment, you would pay 27% more per month.

If you downsized to an average priced Knoxville studio apartment, you would pay 13% more per month.

The Commons At Knoxville provides 44% less square footage than the average Knoxville 1 bedroom apartment.

Monthly Rent Rent per Sq. Ft. Suggested
Monthly Income
The Commons At Knoxville
1BR $835 $2.20 $2,505
Knoxville Average
Studio $982 $1.30 $2,947
1BR $857 $1.30 $2,572
2BR $1,170 $1.10 $3,511
3BR $1,386 $1.00 $4,157
4BR $1,968 $0.80 $5,905

Availability in Knoxville

In order to find the best deal, you need to know what types of units are available. Property managers may be willing to give concessions if they have many vacant units.

There are currently 361 2BR units on the market in Knoxville. If you're looking to negotiate, this may be your best option.

Available Units in Knoxville
Studio 47
1BR 260
2BR 361
3BR 115
4BR 65
To comfortably afford an apartment, we recommend having at least three times your monthy rent in gross household income.
View suggested annual incomes for The Commons At Knoxville by bedroom type below.
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(865) 637-6222
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