Central Gardens has been recognized by The Old House magazine as one of the “Best Old House Neighborhoods 2012: The South.”
The list features 15 charming areas south of the Mason-Dixon Line with historic and one-of-a-kind homes.
Here are just a few of the reasons Memphis’ “83-block first-tier suburb” made the cut:
- Entire neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places
- Entire neighborhood was designated a Level 3 Arboretum through the Tennessee Arboretum Certification Program in 2008
- Architecture represented includes Tudor Revival, Neoclassical, Mediterranean Revival, American Foursquare and Craftsman styles
- Home prices starting at $150,000 and ranging up to more than $1 million
- Landscaped and maintained houses, many with striking millwork and wide front porches
- More than 90 different species of trees line the streets
- Boasts residents who have called the district home for 50 years or more
- Central Gardens Association has overseen the restoration and maintenance of the area since 1967
- Walkability and easy access to Cooper-Young, Overton Square
Central Gardens is the second Memphis neighborhood in recent weeks to receive national kudos. Cooper-Young was named one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2012 under the American Planning Association’s Great Places in America program, noted for its revitalization, character and historic architecture.