The Town of Collierville in the southeastern corner of Shelby County
is a town on the rise.
Collierville enjoys the pastoral fields and
soft rises of the eastern part of the county. The town borders
Germantown to the west and Byhalia and Olive Branch, Mississippi to the
Neighborhoods on estate-size lots are near enough to forests
and creeks where deer, large waterfowl, and rabbits makes their home,
but upscale shopping, dining, and other lifestyle amenities are just
minutes away in gracious locales such as the 800,000 square foot retail
center known as the Avenue at Carriage Crossing.
The gently sloping
landscape and wide expanses of fields make Collierville the perfect
place to take in 18 holes at one of five popular golf courses, relax in
one of 11 neighborhood parks, or enjoy a game at any of 30 athletic
Originally known as Oak Grove, the town was renamed
Collierville in 1835 after a Jesse R. Collier, on whose land much of the
town was built. In 1863, the Battle of Collierville, a series of four
skirmishes aimed at destroying the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, took
place on what is now the historic town square. Parts of the original
train station remain to this day.
Now Collierville is now a leader
growth statewide attracting over 45,000 residents (up from 31,000 in
2000) and business like the world headquarters of Fedex. Money Magazine
named Collierville one of the best eastern cities to live in and
Relocate-America named the town one its Top 100 Places to Live.
Collierville connects easily with Memphis and other suburbs by I-385
Bill Morris Parkway, one of the largest new highway projects in Shelby
County in the last 30 years. The Canada-to-Mexico I-69 will eventually
connect with I-385. Highway 72 and the Poplar Avenue transit corridor
meet just a few miles from the town’s center.
If success is on your
horizon, then a home in Collierville could be a great place to live,
work, and grow.