Cordova Real Estate
Located on the northeast side of Memphis, north of Germantown and northwest of Collierville; you will find the superb Cordova area. It is conveniently located close to shopping, dining, and more, but yet in the suburbs where it is quiet and unobtrusive.
In 1835, when Cordova was established it consisted of fewer than a dozen farms. Known for shipping lovely freshly cut flowers to Memphis, Tennessee; Cordova’s motto became “Farms, Flowers and Fellowship.” Cordova has changed its name several times; from Allentown, next to Marysville, then Dexter, and finally in 1900 the name changed to Cordova. The post office opened in 1888 and in 1889 the original train station was built and is still standing today. Cordova grew from a quiet agricultural community with a population of 150 people in 1912 to one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Memphis. Wolfchase Galleria opened in the late 1990’s, which at the time was the largest retail shopping center in Shelby County outside Memphis city limits. Today, Cordova has a wealth of businesses and is increasingly developing.
Shopping and Dining
Whatever you are shopping for, you’ll find it at Wolfchase Galleria featuring Dillard’s, JC Penney, Macy’s and Sears plus 120 of the most exciting stores in the Mid-South. You can take in the latest blockbuster at the Malco Theatre or a ride on the fantasy carousel at the Wolfchase Galleria Mall. Super Walmart, Super Target, and a family shopping center can be found at the complex at Trinity Road. Any appetite can be satisfied, from fast food to fine dining along Germantown Parkway. Restaurants include The Cheesecake Factory Bonefish Grill, Zaxby’s, Chili’s, Red Lobster, Bahama Breeze, TJ Mulligan’s, Fox and Hound, Rain, Flying Saucer, El Porton, Huey’s, Rafferty’s, Red Robin, Humdingers; to name a few.
Parks and Recreation
The city has several stunning places suitable for weddings, picnics and other large or small outdoor functions. Cordova is home to Shelby Farms; one of the largest metropolitan parks in the United States. You can enjoy hiking, fishing, kite flying, biking, horseback riding, the Greenline, and the Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms! Colonial Country Club is a wonderful private golf club, in Cordova. A state of the art baseball complex, First Tennessee Fields, is located on Fisher Street Road, right off Germantown Parkway. The Cordova Branch Library is complete with internet-enabled access computers, study rooms, a public meeting room, a children’s activity room, a richness of books, DVD’s, and other materials.
Cordova real estate consists predominantly of single-family homes and newer residential communities. Most homes for sale are considered affordable for many and they tend to offer more square footage for the money. However, the prices of homes in this area differ considerably, making Cordova one of the most diverse areas in Memphis and Shelby County. The majority of Cordova has been annexed by the City of Memphis and the remainder of Cordova is in unincorporated Shelby County, in the Memphis Annexation Reserve area.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Cordova is served by the Shelby County School District. Cordova students attend Cordova Elementary, Cordova Middle, Cordova High, Chimneyrock Elementary, Dexter Elementary, Macon-Hall Elementary, Dexter Middle, Mount Pisgah Middle and Riverwood Elementary. Parents have a large number of private schools from which to select, including Harding Academy, Briarcrest, Hutchison School for girls, Evangelical Christian School, First Assembly Christian School, Bright Stars Christian Academy, Lamplighter Montessori School, St. Benedict at Auburndale, and St. Francis Catholic School to name some of the best known. Area colleges and universities include University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Baptist College, and Remington College.
The city is served by several medical facilities, including St. Francis, Methodist Le Bonheur, and Baptist Memorial. The local airport is Memphis International Airport. Memphis Area Public Transportation (MATA) provides public transit. Interstate 40, Highway 64, Germantown Parkway, and Route 72 (Poplar Avenue) provide easy access for Cordova residents working in Memphis or the surrounding areas.