Memphis is a big city that feels like a small one. People here love taking advantage of living near the city’s green spaces and taking advantage of outdoor activities.
If that outdoor lifestyle is calling your name, here are the 10 best apartments in Memphis near parks.
10. Emerald Square
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Emerald Square offers townhome-style apartments in the Hickory Hill neighborhood of Memphis. The property includes access to a playground and pool.
The community is close to The Links at Fox Meadows public golf course and just a short drive away from Emerald Park, Wilson Park and May Park.
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Stonegate is located in the Raleigh/Bartlett area and boasts a lot of community amenities, including a pool with a sundeck, a clubhouse, a playground and tennis courts. Apartments feature galley-style kitchens with tile floors, and select floor plans also have rustic wood-burning fireplaces.
Stonegate is extremely close to John F. Kennedy Park, which is along the beautiful Wolf River Greenway that runs beside the Wolf River. A short drive away, you’ll also enjoy access to Gragg Park, a smaller city park.
8. Georgian Woods
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Located in Midtown, Georgian Woods is a short distance from several small parks, but park lovers will be most excited for its proximity to Overton Park, one of Memphis’s biggest and most popular green spaces. It’s a popular nice-weather hangout for Midtowners and hosts regular events.
These apartments have been recently updated with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, updated fixtures and new cabinets and countertops.
7. Kimbrough Towers at Lennox Midtown
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Kimbrough Towers is an art-deco apartment complex off Union Avenue in Midtown.
It’s conveniently located close to shopping, nightlife and, yes, parks. It’s near Overton Park, Midtown’s biggest park, as well as UT Health Sciences Park in the Medical District.
6. Eton Square
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Eton Square’s ceramic tile floors, spacious entry halls, sunrooms and covered patios will catch your eye, but park lovers will be happier to know Shelby Farms is a close distance away.
Shelby Farms has been named one of the country’s best public parks. It’s comprised of 4,500 acres and contains more than 20 bodies of water and 40 miles of trails.
5. Emerald Park
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Emerald Park offers floor plans from one to three bedrooms, and amenities include a playground and pool.
But if you want to play outside away from home, Emerald Park is also close to Shelby Farms. In addition to that gargantuan park, even closer to home you have the smaller May Park.
4. Gayoso House
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Originally built as Memphis’s first luxury hotel more than 100 years ago, Gayoso House is now a historic Downtown apartment complex with style and distinction.
The building is near the river, meaning plenty of riverside parks are just down the road, including Tom Lee Park, Martyr’s Park and Ashburn-Coppock Park. Off Beale Street sits the lively Handy Park, and a short drive away on Mud Island is Mississippi River Greenbelt Park.
3. Pembroke Square
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Pembroke Square is in the same complex as the Gayoso House, so it has the same great access to Tom Lee Park, Martyr’s Park and Ashburn-Coppock Park.
Pembroke Square is another historic property, boasting stained glass, panoramic views, soaring ceilings and more.
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2. The Lakes at Ridgeway
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The grounds of The Lakes at Ridgeway are themselves park-like, especially the picturesque lake that dominates its landscape. After you’ve gone fishing there, you can stop by the community pool or barbeque area for more outdoor relaxation.
This neighborhood is situated centrally between South Memphis’ Emerald Park and Walter K. Singleton Park and Shelby Farms. May Park to the north also gives you an additional option for outdoor recreation.
1. Metro 67
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Metro 67 is a stylish, upscale Downtown complex with tons of character. Since it’s off Front Street, it’s an easy walk to all of the parks along the Mississippi River.
But perhaps even better is Memphis Park on the Fourth Bluff. During warmer summer months, string lights illuminate the space, and residents flock here to eat, play games and hang out.
We looked at all multifamily apartment complexes in Memphis with active listings on ApartmentGuide.com and rent.com and rated them on the number of parks within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, a park across the street would score higher than one a quarter-mile away. Our counts come from commercially available business listings.
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