East Memphis Overview

Some of the city's most convenient residential neighborhoods are located on the long winding lanes just off Poplar Avenue. Large colonial and ranch-style homes tend to be the norm, many on beautifully landscaped lots. You won’t find many large parcels of land in this area of town, so most new development focuses on upscale zero-lots and condominiums.

Because of the city's explosive 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, just inside the I-240 loop to the north and south, and just west of Germantown to the east.

East Memphis Schools

Name Grades School Rating
White Station Elementary K-5 5 out of 10
White Station Middle 6-8 8 out of 10
White Station High 10-12 7 out of 10

East Memphis Entertainment

Poplar Avenue is the main thoroughfare and the commercial hub of the area. Several major companies have corporate headquarters here, including International Paper and Union Planters National Bank. The shopping opportunities are plentiful and varied, and include the upscale Oak Court Mall, the luxurious Laurelwood Shopping Center, and the fine shopping and dining found at the Regalia Center.

East Memphis Listings


  • Located in Memphis
  • Built in 1951
  • MLS #: 10067238
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath
  • Shelby County

  • Located in Memphis
  • Built in 1950
  • MLS #: 10062984
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath
  • Shelby County

  • Located in Memphis
  • Built in 1926
  • MLS #: 10063452
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath
  • 2,000 SqFt

  • Located in Memphis
  • Built in 1987
  • MLS #: 10067108
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath
  • 1,000 SqFt

  • Located in Memphis
  • Built in 1972
  • MLS #: 10067231
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath
  • Shelby County

  • Located in Memphis
  • Built in 1942
  • MLS #: 10067219
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath
  • Shelby County

  • Located in Memphis
  • Built in 1929
  • MLS #: 10067186
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath
  • 1,200 SqFt

  • Located in Memphis
  • Built in 1944
  • MLS #: 10067206
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,200 SqFt

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