Livable Communities

Feature Story On the greensward at Overton Park, members of the Central High School band take a few extra minutes to practice their parts as the rest of the band wraps up practice behind them. May 2021. (Cole Bradley)

The parks are packed as Memphians look to work and play safely


Feature Story Rachel Jones (left) and Debra Lockard at the Orange Mound Orchard and urban garden, May 2021. (Ziggy Mack)

Orange Mound has an orchard?


Feature Story Rufus Sykes cracks a smile as he holds the door open for a customer at the South Memphis Grocery on West Mallory Avenue. Sykes co-owns the corner store with other family members. (Malik Martin)

Corner Stores: A South Memphis love story


Signup for Email Alerts
We are no more than the sum of our parts – together Memphis' individual neighborhoods create the unique culture of the Bluff City. And a smart Memphian knows our success is rooted in these communities and supports the development and revitalization of economically sustainable and vibrant neighborhoods. High Ground covers those who are keeping communities clean, safe, healthy and connected.