When Virginia high school sweethearts, John and Kathy, first met, little could they have imagined that, decades later, they would be enjoying the pan- oramic views of Neyland Stadium and the University ofTennesseefromtheirfifth floor condominium home at CityView at Riverwalk. John McLeod, who was encouraged to attend the University of Tennessee by his grandfather, who was then the university’s Dean of Agriculture, was followed several years later by future wife, Kathy.
“The University of Tennessee has encom- passed so much of not only our own lives, but those of our four children who have all attended school here,” said John. “The uni- versity has become a focal point, sort of a gathering place, for our entire family, not to mention the many friends that come to visit us here in Knoxville on football weekends.”
While continuing to reside in Virginia, John and Kathy have now also taken up residence at Knoxville’s newest waterfront community, CityView at Riverwalk.
“Making reservations and staying at dif- ferent hotels throughout the city on game weekends just didn’t make sense,” said John.
And on one game weekend, while at Neyland Stadium, Kathy observed CityView across the river along with a for sale banner. The rest, as they say, is history. John and Kathy, family and friends now call CityView at Riverwalk home not only on game weekends, but during other times of theyearaswell. TheCityViewClubRoom has been the site of many UT-spirited gatherings hosted by this alumni couple, and it was also the perfect setting for their Boomsday celebration underneath a bril- liant sky of fireworks.
“My favorite room in our condominium home is any room with a view of Neyland Stadium, but espe- cially the living room, and yes, the balcony,” said John.
“John bought the view from the balcony and I pur- chased everything else,” saidKathy. “Theviewsfrom CityView are spectacular, especially when you see the reflection of Neyland Stadium in the Tennessee River. We honestly were unaware of just how beauti- ful the campus looked from this side of the river.”
CityView at Riverwalk, however, offers an alto- gether different perspective of downtown Knoxville with unobstructed and panoramic views of Neyland Stadium, the University of Tennessee, World’s Fair Park and historic downtown Knoxville, unlike the primarily industrial views seen from the opposite side
of the river. John and Kathy also enjoy daytimes at
CityView’s outdoor riverfront swimming pool and evenings relaxing in front of glowing courtyard fireplaces. In addition, secure indoor parking is also a feature they appreciate.
But mostly it’s about the views of Neyland Stadium where John and Kathy spent many Saturdays together – memories they now share with their children and close friends as they continue to create a lifetime of all new memories.
Even if the University of Tennessee and Neyland Stadium were not part of your past, why not make it part of your future at CityView at Riverwalk. There’s no other view like it!