The Core / Civic Center

The Core / Civic Center

Tall buildings dot The Core’s landscape and are full of budding entrepreneurs, tech start-ups, and creative companies generating innovative ideas. Millennials have flocked to residential spaces with river views in these tall buildings, and millions of visitors make temporary homes in towering hotels. While so much activity is buzzing above the ground in The Core, it is what happens on the street and in the spaces between the buildings that makes this neighborhood alive and special.


Our city was born here - high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River - and everywhere you look our history is still on display in the charm of our cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriage rides and turn-of-the century architecture. The stories of our city can be found in a simple walk to museums to learn about Memphis’ funky edge and poetic soul. 

The Core’s historic scenery serves as a juxtaposed backdrop to its evolution into today’s 24-hour, vibrant city with live street performances, impromptu creative collisions by Memphis business leaders, and beautiful, active green spaces like Court Square.  

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