The Core, Memphis, TN

The Core Neighborhood Guide Memphis, TN


Situated in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, The Core neighborhood is an urban gem known for its distinct blend of old and new. It's nestled between the bustling highways of Interstate 40 and Highway 51, offering easy access to key parts of the city. The area is characterized by its beautifully preserved historic buildings and modern high-rises, creating a unique aesthetic. Notable points of interest like AutoZone Park and the illustrious Orpheum Theatre are highlights of living in this vibrant neighborhood.

What You Will Love About The Core, Memphis, Tennessee

  • The Core's rich history is preserved in its architecture, giving it a charming, vintage appeal.
  • It provides excellent connectivity with major highways, making commuting easy.
  • Despite its urban setting, The Core boasts several green spaces for recreational activities.
  • The neighborhood is a hub for arts and culture, with theaters and galleries adding to its appeal.

What’s Nearby

The Core is a stone's throw away from the mighty Mississippi river, providing stunning waterfront views and outdoor activities. It is also adjacent to the popular South Main Arts District, known for its trendy boutiques, museums, and art galleries. Additionally, downtown Memphis with its energetic nightlife and delectable culinary scene is nearby.

The Rental Market

The Core offers a diverse range of rental options, with the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment being $1,890. The prices vary, with the lowest average rental price being $1,235 and the maximum reaching up to $2,289. The monthly rental cost can fluctuate, but the standard deviation of $420.93 suggests modest variability.

Rental Price Stability

Rental prices in The Core show moderate stability, with a standard deviation of $420.93. This means that while there is some fluctuation in pricing, it generally remains within close range of the average $1,890 rent.


Life in The Core is full of excitement and culture. From popular entertainment venues like the Orpheum Theatre to the tranquility of nearby parks, residents enjoy a diverse lifestyle. The neighborhood is also known for its vibrant art scene and eclectic dining options, catering to a wide array of tastes.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 174 restaurants, 20 grocery stores, and 28 parks within a mile of the The Core neighborhood.

    The Pyramid

    Arts and Entertainment, Bowling Alley, Business and Professional Services, Construction, Retail, Shopping Plaza, Sports and Recreation, Sports Club, Travel and Transportation, Tourist Information and Service, Tour Provider

    0.4 miles

    1 Bass Pro Dr

    World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

    Business and Professional Services, Wholesaler, Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store, Travel and Transportation, Travel Agency

    0.4 miles

    56 S Front St

    City Market Groceries & Deli

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    66 S Main St

    D. Canale & Company

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    79 S 2nd St

    The Market at CIMAS

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.7 miles

    33 Beale St

    Roxie's Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    520 N 3rd St

The Core Apartments and Rentals

60 Rental properties in The Core, Memphis, TN.

  • Fielder Square property


    Fielder Square

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    433–1949 Sqft

    6 Units Available

  • Helix at the District property


    Helix at the District

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    525–1400 Sqft

    Available 7/23

  • Uptown Square property


    Uptown Square

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    460–1486 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Pembroke Square property


    Pembroke Square

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    630–1380 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • Gayoso House property


    Gayoso House

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    557–1151 Sqft

    4 Units Available

  • Greenlaw Place property

    Contact for Price

    Greenlaw Place

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    731–1408 Sqft

    Not Available

Cost of Living

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The Core Demographics

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The Core Reviews

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  • Busy Streets


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  • Noise Late At Night


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  • Area Has Litter


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  • Mostly Older Buildings


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  • Near Downtown


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  • Nearby Parks


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The Core Transportation

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Very Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

Bike Score®

Shelby County Transportation


125 N Main St



109 N Main St

Union Pacific Railroad

Train Stop

975 Melrose St


The Core Schools

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