photo of exterior of the Benjamin Hooks library

Where Midtown and North Memphis meet, Binghampton is a diverse neighborhood unique for its mix of residential and commercial properties. The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library and Broad Avenue Arts District draw Memphians from across the city while residents stay active with a variety of grassroots organizations and parks

photo of exterior of the Benjamin Hooks library

The original city limits of Binghampton ran along Broad Avenue and was largely populated by factory workers. Now, Binghampton is a diverse neighborhood, representing a mix of residents from nearly 20 countries, with Broad Avenue as its artistic and culinary center. 

Broad Avenue, now known as Broad Avenue Arts District, is a vibrant hub with locally-owned small businesses, restaurants, and galleries. And with the addition of the Hampline, a bike route that connects Overton Park to Shelby Farms Greenline, the community has only become more accessible. 

There are many single-family homes situated along tree-lined streets, including newer builds with modern finishes, that can accommodate a young family or those looking to buy their starter home. 

Image of wall at Junior Achievement

Founded in 1955, Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South empowers children to be world ready and engaged members of their communities so that they may lead independent lives. JA serves a 25- county area across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, reaching 20,000 K-12 students each year. The programs are delivered in partnership with community volunteers who deliver lessons and share their experiences. In the process, these volunteers serve as role models, helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education and critical life skills. These proven lessons help promote financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

In Binghampton, there is no shortage of recreational options that provide community, inspiration, and a little adventure. Take a craft workshop from one of the galleries along Broad Avenue, or go canoeing in Wolf River Conservancy.