This Old House Nods to Central Gardens

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.

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