The quiet tree-lined Evergreen neighborhood is one of several in Midtown landmarked as a National Historic District. It has a rich, activist history as the neighborhood central to the movement to halt the expansion of Interstate 40 into Overton Park in the early 1970’s. The quaint streets and green lawns of Evergreen feature a diverse set of homes, including American bungalow, Cottage, Craftsman, Four-Square, and Spanish Mission. Residents here are a 10-minute drive from Memphis’ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Downtown and the South Main Arts District, within a short walk from the businesses along Poplar Avenue, the live music and old record stores up and down Madison Avenue, or a bike ride to the restaurants and shops around the popular Overton Square. Directly east of the neighborhood, residents here can walk to Memphis’ historic Overton Park, on the National Registry of Historic Places and one of the “10 Parks That Changed America,” or to the Memphis Zoo. To the west residents can walk to Crosstown Arts, a vibrant, bohemian-like contemporary artists’ community and soon home to the new Crosstown Concourse and a massive residential and commercial “mixed-use vertical urban village” in Memphis’ historic Sears Building that will feature shops, restaurants, galleries, and artists’ spaces.
For more information about Evergreen click here: evergreendistrict.org
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