One of Memphis’ many historic districts, and named for the crossroads of Cooper Street and Young Avenue, this neighborhood truly invokes the bohemian spirit. If Midtown is Memphis’ answer to Greenwich Village, then Cooper-Young is its East Village, with an eclectic mix of restaurants, yoga studios, coffee houses, a locally-grown food market, a music shop, a recording studio, a beloved record store, historic Burke’s Books, and is home to Memphis’ own Central BBQ. CY, as it’s known, is home mostly to the more intimate and affordable American cottages in the bungalow, Craftsman, or Four Square styles, most with open front porches that welcome visitors and neighbors out for their walks. CY boasts many of the city’s more iconic churches, and CY residents are a short walk from all the shopping and dining that their neighborhood has to offer and are adjacent to East Parkway and the campuses of the University of Memphis. As in the rest of Midtown, CY is a less-than fifteen-minute drive to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Downtown, and the South Main Arts District, as well as a few minutes away from Overton Park and the major retailers of East Memphis.
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