In May of 2008 North Hills was approved by the state of Tennessee as a Historic District and will soon be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. We are proud and honored to have this special recognition of the importance of our neighborhood’s history.
North Hills is one of several post World War I and pre-World War II subdivisions that sprouted in Knoxville. Brothers George, Hugh and Carl Fielden started developing North Hills in the spring of 1927. By 1928, forty-three homes had been built with some of Knoxville’s most prominent families living in the area. Covering 185 acres, it was one of the largest subdivisions in Knoxville for its time. It was an upscale neighborhood that had its own private bus service to downtown Knoxville.
It was also considered one of the most prominent and several famous Knoxvillians, including Cas Walker and Patricia Neal, have called North Hills home. The area features many charming homes with unique architectural styles, including Tudor, Spanish Eclectic, and Colonial Revival.