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Midtown Memphis is known for its proximity to the University of Memphis campus, its abundance of local restaurants and hangouts, and its unique charm. Nestled between bustling downtown Memphis and the areas of East Memphis where many residents work, midtown Memphis offers a short commute and a neighborhood feel while remaining just minutes away from any area of the city.
With convenient access to I-240, midtown residents are less than a half hour away from most suburbs and metro areas as well, so regardless of where you live, work, and play in Memphis, midtown is convenient for you.
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The Cooper-Young area of Memphis is one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in Memphis and includes some of the most unique bars, local restaurants, and shopping in Memphis. From a local bookstore, coffee shop, yoga studio, and artisan bath and body products shop to a feline animal shelter which offers guests an opportunity to mingle with cats available for adoption, Cooper-Young has something for everyone, from young professionals to those in the prime of life.
Overton Square is a crowd-pleaser among locals who enjoy a weekend stroll to a favorite local restaurant like Babalu for tapas and tacos or Local gastropub for a twist on classic American favorites. In addition to local dining spots, Overton Square is also home to several entertainment venues, including:
Overton Square also offers a local patisserie, art studio, boutiques, yoga studio, salon and spa, a candy shop, and more.
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In addition to playing home to some of the most beautiful homes in the city, midtown is popular among first-time home buyers seeking affordable home values and university professors seeking convenient access to campus with plenty of amenities and attractions.
With historic bungalows and cottages dating back to the early 1900s and tree-lined streets and white picket fences, midtown offers a neighborhood feel with the convenience of being minutes away from a variety of amenities and attractions.
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Overton Park and The Memphis Zoo are two of the biggest attractions in midtown Memphis, and for good reason. As one of the largest green spaces in the city, Overton Park offers a space for walking, running, biking, or just relaxing in the sun. With shaded trails and open areas, there’s space to enjoy a picnic or to get some exercise. The Memphis Zoo also offers nearby residents a wonderful community attraction. The zoo has been ranked in the top 5 in the country and frequently features new exhibits and attractions as well as interactive learning experiences for kids and families.
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The recently renovated Crosstown Concourse is just one example of revitalization around the city of Memphis. The abundance of local restaurants, modern living spaces, and urban office areas has created a new location for Memphis visitors and natives alike to enjoy. As more and more historic spaces are revitalized for modern living, home values in the midtown area will continue to increase, and demand for living spaces in this neighborhood will continue to rise.
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Ready to make your move to Memphis? Check out our guide to Mid-South neighborhoods to learn more about which area of Memphis you’d like to make home. Then give Marx-Bensdorf a call. As the oldest real estate firm in Memphis, our agents combine expertise and experience with connections to help you find the perfect home at the perfect price.
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Whether you’re an individual moving to Memphis for work or pleasure or a corporate representative working to relocate new employees to the area, our team of Memphis relocation specialists can help guide you in the right direction.
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