Collierville Real Estate
Bordering Germantown to the west, located 25 miles east of Memphis, you will find the delightful town of Collierville. Being the second oldest town in Shelby County, Collierville has maintained a rich sense of history and its “small town atmosphere” that residents cherish.
The town of Collierville is named after Jesse R. Collier, an entrepreneurthat divided land into lots and advertised “The Town of Collier for Sale.” In 1850, Collierville was incorporated for the first time. One of the bloodiest battles in Shelby County was in 1863 when Union soldiers defended Collierville’s train depot from the Confederates. A majority of the town burned to the ground leaving few buildings and parts of the train station, which still stands today. In 1867, Harrison Irby and Virginus Leake purchased and divided over ninety acres into lots to be sold. Collierville was incorporated again in 1870 for the second time. Following the Civil War, the Town Square became known as the business center and enhanced Collierville’s ability to become a progressive community. Today, Collierville is one of the fastest growing towns in the state and in the country; attracting facilities such as Federal Express’s state-of-the-art Information Technology campus, the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Carrier, and several other manufacturing companies.
Shopping and Dining
The town of Collierville offers an selection of dining choices including Jim’s Place Grille, Memphis Pizza Cafe’, Huey’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Perkins, Chili’s, and Bonefish Grill to name a few. The prestigious retail center known as the Avenue of Carriage Crossing offers upscale shopping, dining and other amenities. Successfully merging the old with the new, take a stroll through Collierville’s Historic Town Square, with beautifully renovated historic buildings, restaurants, boutiques, an array of professional services, and a great mix of antique stores, for which Collierville is renowned.
Parks and Recreation
Collierville offers a broad variety of year round activities such as the Fair on the Square, Sunset on the Square series and the Christmas Tree lighting which have all become family traditions. Collierville offers beautiful Green belt trails, some of the finest athletic fields, as well as an lavishness of beautiful neighborhood parks including Estanaula Park, Nikki McCray Park, Oakmont Park, Planter’s Ridge Park, Suggs Park, W.C. Johnson Park, and Ashton Woods Park. The H.W. Cox, Jr. Community Center serves the community as the star of the Collierville Park System and is home to the Harrell Performing Arts Center, Park Administration Offices, and wide variety of exercise and recreational space. Quality residential living, friendly people, award winning schools, exceptional community services, picturesque beauty, a nationally accredited police department, and great recreation facilities makes the town of Collierville a remarkable place to live.
Collierville is an upscale town of large houses and substantial retail expansion, but unlike its neighbors, still retains much of its “old town” feel. Smaller, mature houses are still found in the heart of Collierville. There are several active homeowners associations including Almadale Farms, Bray Station, Collierville Farms, Dogwood Gardens, Downing Place, Estanaula Trails, Fairways, Halle Plantation, Oaks at Schilling Farms, Shea Woods, Sterling Square, and Wellington Farms. Collierville has a rich sense of history and quality of living. If you are looking for a much sought after community in which to live, work, and grow, then make this charming community your home.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Collierville has its own school district and is served by Bailey Station Elementary, Collierville Elementary, Middle, and High, Crosswind Elementary, Sycamore Elementary, Tara Oaks Elementary, Schilling Farms Middle, and all have outstanding GreatSchools ratings. Parents can also send their youngsters to Central Day School, Collierville Christian Academy, Incarnation Elementary School, or St. George’s Independent School to name a few. Higher education institutions include The University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Baptist College, and Remington College.
Baptist Hospital, Collierville, serves the medical needs of the town’s residents. The major arterials around Collierville, Tennessee are Interstate 385 and Routes 72 (Poplar Avenue), 57, 175, and 205. The local airport is Memphis International Airport. Memphis Area Transit Authority, MATA serves area residents.