With over 24,000 employees and students and more than 10,000 residents, the Memphis Medical District is poised for growth, expansion, and opportunity. Located between Downtown and Midtown Memphis, the Medical District is in the process of transformation and forging an identity of its own. The District is home to large medical and educational institutions, including several prominent hospitals and colleges. Also within the District borders are historic and unique neighborhoods including the Pinch District, Uptown, Peabody-Vance, the Edge, Victorian Village, and Madison Heights.
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This historic neighborhood showcases mid- to late-1800 homes -- Mallory Neely House, Woodruff Fontaine House, James Lee House and Mollie Fontaine Lounge to name a few -- that have been repurposed into museums, a bed and breakfast, and one of the city's hottest night spots.
New homes are being built in this neighborhood in styles reminiscent of the Victorian era. Learn more about what Victorian Village has to offer.
The Edge neighborhood is known for its eclectic style. The Edge is home to restaurants, recording studios, artist and makers spaces, art galleries, and a craft brewery. With great old buildings like the Cycle Shop and the Wonderbread factory, the Edge invites a wonderful mix of people and history. You can drop by the famous Sun Studios and stick around to explore Monroe Avenue.
The Pinch District was Memphis' first neighborhood and was a melting pot of immigrants - mostly Irish immigrants who came to America to escape the Potato Famine. The Pinch was also Memphis' first commercial district, and with the Bass Pro Outdoor World the expanding world-renown St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Pinch is poised to re-emerge once again as a center for commerce.
A resurgent 100-block Downtown neighborhood just east of Harbor Town and north of The Pinch, Uptown is in the process of adding 1,000 new homes and apartments as well as parks and new streetscape. In just a few years, Uptown has transformed into an engaging place with the character and community fabric of a traditional neighborhood coupled with the vibrant lifestyle of Downtown. Residents enjoy a variety of homes with the attractive pricing, modern appeal, and new quality construction rarely available inside the city. A walk, bike, or trolley ride takes you to the Mississippi River, the District anchor institutions, and a rich array of entertainment, arts, sports, restaurants, shopping and people.
To learn more about Uptown, visit UptownMemphis.org
Conveniently located between downtown and midtown, Peabody/Vance neighborhood offers a variety of housing options from historic mansions to cozy family apartments. This diverse neighborhood mixes historic charm with an up-and-coming commercial corridor.
To learn more, visit their neighborhood website.
This corridor connecting Crosstown to the Medical District is experiencing a rediscovery. One of the most ethnically-diverse areas of Memphis, it is home to popular global restaurants and a host of other businesses, both established and new.
Check out High Ground News’ coverage of Madison Heights.
Anchored by several assets from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church to the Legends Park Development, this area plays a critical role connecting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the rest of the District. Recent community plans in this area are positioning the neighborhood to see new investments in infrastructure, public space and new housing options.