East of Midtown and stretching to Germantown, East Memphis is known for boutique, upscale shopping, leafy neighborhoods and an outstanding array of inspired dining options. The Memphis Botanic Garden is a short walk away, as is the Memphis Museum of Science and History and the Children’s Museum of Memphis.
Families flock to East Memphis for its amenities, commuter-friendly convenience and suburban-esque open spaces. Golf courses and country clubs are in good supply, and the Shelby Farms Greenline hiking and cycling trail cuts through the area. High-end shopping abounds, from grocery stores to fashion boutiques. Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market have outposts here, and Laurelwood Shopping Center draws crowds to browse a selection of local specialty shops like Novel. Bookstore and Babcock Gifts alongside upmarket chains including Talbot’s and J McLaughlin. Foodies head here to savor an array of trendy bistros, white-tablecloth stalwarts and buzzy, chef-driven spots.