The Evergreen Historic District is one of the prime historic districts in Midtown Memphis. Located in an area bounded by Poplar on the south, North Parkway on the North, East Parkway on the east and Cleveland on the west, the district features many beautiful homes and a cohesive neighborhood association.
A large swatch of homes were removed in the early 1970's to make way for the extension of I-40 through the heart of the neighborhood, but activism changed the route, and in 1991 the vacant lots were sold for development. The historic nature of the architecture has been preserved in the newer homes, and, in many cases, it is hard to tell the old homes built in the early 1900s from the new homes built 10-15 years ago.
Evergreen is a great place to live. Good neighbors, great public schools within walking distance, nearby neighborhood commercial entitieties, as well as the Zoo, Brooks Museum (of Art) and Overton Park, on the eastern border.
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