Moving To The Mid-South: A Neighborhood Guide

Moving to the Memphis area? First of all, WELCOME! We know you are going to love living here!

From the great outdoors to the bustling Memphis city center, there is so much to explore and enjoy in our wonderful home. You will notice quickly that, while the Mid-South has a lot to offer, it may be difficult to decide where to live because we have so many wonderful communities.

Depending on your priorities – whether seeking a family home, a home close to all the big city has to offer, or both – our Realtors can help you narrow down your search. To get you started, we have listed some of the most popular neighborhoods, with information and insight into what you can expect for each one.

Let our experienced Marx-Bensdorf agents, who work in all areas, help you find your perfect neighborhood and then your perfect home.

The Mid-South Neighborhood Guide

Below you will find some of the most popular areas to live in the Memphis metro area. For each section, we have identified important aspects of the area, along with a brief description for each. Click on the links provided in each section to learn more about the area and to access current homes for sale.

Arlington

  • Charming
  • Families
  • Lots of Space
  • Close to Entertainment
  • Small-Town Feel

As one of the fastest growing areas in the Mid-South, Arlington is known as a wonderful place to raise a family. With its own school districts, large lots, and small-town feel, Arlington gives families a quiet and safe place to call home. Arlington is also very close to some of Memphis’ best shopping, including the new IKEA.

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Bartlett

  • Families
  • Close to Entertainment
  • Homes for All Budgets

Situated close to all Memphis has to offer, with its own shopping and restaurant options nearby, Bartlett appeals to people of all ages and lifestyles. From starter homes for young couples to large homes for established families, Bartlett has homes that will please any buyer. With the Wolfchase shopping hub nearby and with a quick ride to Memphis’ city center, Bartlett is a wonderful community to call home for individuals, couples and families of all ages.

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Collierville

  • Charming
  • Small-Town Feel
  • Close to Entertainment
  • Families
  • Lots of Space
  • Great Schools

There’s a lot to love about Collierville! With an adorable town square, plus the amenities of the city, Collierville delivers across the board. Collierville offers a variety of homes in varying sizes and price ranges. If Collierville suits as a neighborhood, you can find a home that fits your needs here. With great schools, that are actually some of the best in the state, plus close proximity to nearby Germantown and even Mississippi, Collierville is sure to have a home you will love.

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Cordova

  • Close to Entertainment
  • Families
  • Outdoors
  • Centrally Located
  • Homes for All Budgets

Located in the midst of all the major communities, Cordova is quickly accessible to all areas of town and everything Memphis has to offer. Originated as a farming community, Cordova has evolved over the years to include many city amenities, while still maintaining its farming roots. Homes vary in size and price, with some available in wonderful planned communities, or close to Shelby Farms and the Greenline.

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Downtown Memphis

  • Close to Entertainment
  • Outdoors
  • Walkable
  • Eclectic
  • On the Riverfront
  • Parks

Looking to be in the heart of it all? Downtown Memphis offers everything. Whether you seek a condo close to famed Beale Street or a house along the Mississippi River, downtown delivers. With great bars and restaurants at your doorstep, downtown living has all the modern amenities, while keeping you close to Memphis’ rich history. Whether you love art, history, music, food, being outside, or just taking in the excitement, downtown is right for you. Like sports? For baseball, the Redbirds' AutoZone Park and for basketball, the Grizzlies' FedEx Forum are right here! There is so much to do! One sunset over the river, and you’ll be in love.

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Eads

  • Lots of Space
  • Homes for All Budgets
  • Outdoors
  • Families

If you prefer a lifestyle that is a little more country than city, Eads is a great spot for you. While still close to lots of shopping and restaurants, many of the properties in Eads are on acreage and are remote enough that you can enjoy some solitude. In addition to offering plenty of space for growing families to enjoy, you can also have your horses on your property or nearby.

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East Memphis

  • Charming
  • Outdoors
  • Families 
  • Homes for All Budgets
  • Close to Entertainment
  • Centrally Located 
  • Great Schools

Just east of midtown Memphis and close to neighboring suburb Germantown, East Memphis is home to some of Memphis’ fine businesses, schools, restaurants, and shopping. Made up of charming neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, East Memphis includes many popular neighborhoods. High Point Terrace, Normandy Meadows, Sea Isle, The Village, Pigeon Estates, Belle Meade, Chickasaw Gardens, and other neighborhoods offer great homes in all sizes and price ranges. East Memphis is home to some of Memphis’ most established neighborhoods, with properties that are very desirable for your “starter home” or your “forever home” and everything in between. Amenities like the great schools and close proximity to the Greenline make East Memphis a popular spot for families.

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Germantown

  • Charming
  • Close to Entertainment
  • Families
  • Centrally Located 
  • Great Schools
  • Lots of Space

A suburb with a lot of personality, Germantown was, for decades, a favorite of horse lovers. More recently, it has been drawing in young couples and families as well as executives and professionals. With beautiful homes and neighborhoods, Germantown is an easy, comfortable place to settle down with your family. Germantown is home to amenities like Saddle Creek shopping center, Whole Foods, great restaurants, and the artist-painted Germantown horse statues you will spot all over town. Continuing to grow in desirability and recognition, Germantown is regularly named one of the best suburbs in Tennessee.

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Lakeland

  • Lots of Space
  • Outdoors
  • Homes for All Budgets
  • Families
  • Lakes

Lakeland offers exactly what you would expect – homes that are surrounded by lakes! Many properties we help clients buy and sell in Lakeland are lakefront properties, giving you the opportunity to live in a lake house year-round, while still being close to the city. Lakeland is a quick ride down the interstate to Memphis’ city center, but it is a serene, calming place to call home. With friendly neighbors and many neighborhoods, some older and some newer, Lakeland has a home you are sure to love.

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Midtown

  • Eclectic
  • Charming
  • Historic
  • Families
  • Walkable
  • Close to Entertainment 
  • Homes for All Budgets
  • Centrally Located
  • Parks

There is a saying around town: Midtown IS Memphis. Filled with all the things that make Memphis great – restaurants, live music, museums, shopping, culture, and a laid-back personality – this active and diverse area of town is a favorite for many reasons. Recently, more and more families and young couples are moving to Midtown because of its walkability, gorgeous neighborhoods, parks, and older homes that are filled with charming details. Home to Overton Park, the Memphis Zoo, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the Levitt Shell, there are so many ways to get outside and explore this beautiful area of town. With the ever-popular Overton Square and Cooper Young neighborhoods, along with the arrival of the new Crosstown Concourse, Midtown will continue to flourish in the years to come.

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Piperton

  • Lots of Space
  • Outdoors
  • Families
  • Homes for All Budgets

Just beyond Collierville is the quaint community of Piperton. Piperton has continued to grow in recent years, as many gorgeous new neighborhoods have been built and are drawing in growing families. With many newly constructed homes on the market, Piperton has homes that are move-in ready, and allow you to put your personal touch on a new home. With large lots, quiet living, and an easy ride into Collierville and Germantown, Piperton is becoming increasingly attractive to buyers who value a quiet life on the edge between suburban and rural.

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Marx-Bensdorf, REALTORS Welcomes You to the Mid-South

There is a reason Marx-Bensdorf, REALTORS has called the Mid-South home for 149 years. We know and love this area, and we can’t wait to find the right location for you.

We hope this guide proves useful to your home search. To continue finding properties that are tailored to your specific needs, budget, and wishlist, contact one of our Realtors today. Together, we can find a home that fits your lifestyle and will make your transition to our area easy and fun.

Posted by David Tester at 7:28 AM

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