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Central Gardens

The land-marked Central Gardens neighborhood is a jewel of Midtown. Annually voted Memphis’ Best Neighborhood by Memphis Magazine, a National Historic District for almost 50 years, and one of North America’s best “Old House Neighborhoods,” Central Gardens is the largest neighborhood in Midtown, sits on 53 blocks of tree-lined streets and boasts an eclectic mix of houses, most of them built between the 1850’s and 1930’s. Mid-American architectural styles include everything from American bungalow, Craftsman and Tudor, to Queen Anne, Colonial, and Neoclassical. Most of the homes here sit up on small “bluffs,” are set back from the street, and strolls around the neighborhood will be met with friendly walkers, joggers, lush green lawns, front porches, and bay windows. In the southern part of Midtown, Central Gardens residents are less than a 10-minute drive from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Downtown and the South Main Arts District, a short walk to the businesses along Union Avenue or to the restaurants and shops around the Cooper-Young neighborhood, and a bike ride away from Overton Square and Overton Park. A tightly-knit, friendly neighborhood, it is also home to some of the most respected and historic churches in the city, as well as some of the areas best public and private schools. For more information about Central Gardens click here: www.centralgardens.org

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