East Memphis Places
East Memphis is a thriving commercial section of Memphis located about 20 minutes from Downtown. The area is one of Memphis’s busiest commercial neighborhoods. Offices, retail and services businesses, and churches line Poplar Ave., one of the city’s main thoroughfares.
The area also features diverse neighborhoods of both older and newer housing and apartments. East Memphis has an abundance of retail in the form of shopping centers, malls and storefronts.
Area attractions include Audubon Park,the Memphis Botanic Gardens , Lichterman Nature Center, and the Oak Court Mall. Popular annual events in East Memphis include the Italian Festival, farmer’s market, and Live at the Garden, an outdoor summer concert series.
Location: On the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County.
Origin of Name: Memphis was named after Memphis, Egypt.
Zip Codes: 38119, 38120, 38122, 38117
Incorporation Date: 1826
Type of Government: Memphis City Government, Mayor A C Wharton
Average Annual Temperature: 62 degrees
Average Annual Rainfall: 54 inches
Elevation: 262 feet above sea level