Another Mid-South jewel, beautiful Chickasaw Gardens lies east of Midtown, is centrally located and surrounded by the Liberty Bowl and the Mid-South fair grounds, the main Memphis Public Library, the Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium, the greens of the Memphis Country Club, and the campuses of the University of Memphis. As noted on its neighborhood association website, Chickasaw Gardens is “one of the most historic and desirable neighborhoods in Memphis.” Originally its land was part of the estate of one Clarence Saunders, who founded the “Piggly Wiggly” chain of grocery stores, and it’s layout includes a central lake, winding streets, many park-like common areas, large estate-sized lots, and an abundance of huge oak trees. The homes in the gardens feature a wide array of traditional architectural styles, including Georgian, Federal, Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, Tudor, and English Country. Residents here live with the comforts of 24/7 security, access to some of the better public and private school systems in Memphis, and are within a walk or short driving distances of everyday shopping off Highland and Poplar, the dining and entertainment district known as Highland Strip, and Memphis’ famous Botanic Garden and the artwork of its Dixon Gallery & Gardens, as well as a short 20-minute drive into Memphis’ Downtown and South Main. For more information about Chickasaw Gardens click here: www.chickasawgardens.net
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