East Memphis Overview
Because of the city's growth eastward, it's sometimes hard to
pinpoint exactly where "East Memphis" is. But generally, East Memphis is
considered to be the area east of Midtown and just inside the I-240 loop
to the north and south, and just west of Germantown to the east.
Some of the city's most convenient residential neighborhoods are located
on winding lanes just off Poplar Avenue. Large colonial and ranch-style
homes are the norm, many on beautifully landscaped lots. Because there
aren't many large parcels of land, most new development is upscale
zero-lots and condominiums. Many people live in East Memphis for the
central location and the lovely neighborhoods.
Poplar Avenue is the main thoroughfare and is also the commercial hub of
the area. Several corporate headquarters have located here including
International Paper and Union Planters National Bank. The shopping
opportunities are numerous including Oak Court Mall, the Laurelwood
Collection and the Regalia.