Embark on a Unique Journey and Discover the Hidden Gems of Harbor Town
Known for its new urbanist-style design and stunning views of the Mississippi River, Harbor Town is one of the most special neighborhoods around Memphis. At just 132 acres, Harbor Town is a small but influential area of Memphis that has been home to some of the city’s most well-known figures since it was developed in 1989. Today, Harbor Town is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city. Its unique location on a sandbar between two tributaries of the Mississippi River gives it amazing views and access to Downtown as well as a variety of outdoor activities and nearby attractions. The town also boasts some of Memphis’ premier nightlife venues, such as Tin Roof and Bar DKDC, both located within walking distance of the riverfront.
Harbor Town is filled with many notable residents, from business moguls to professional athletes and musicians. Wayne Jackson of the legendary group, The Memphis Horns, resides here, as well as former congressman Harold Ford Jr., his father Harold Ford Sr., attorney Lewis Unglesby and former mayor Myron Lowery. Local entrepreneur Dean Jernigan owns several properties along the waterfront, including his own residence at Harbor Town Marina. The Memphis Grizzlies have also become familiar with Harbor Town through their players and coaches who live there or visit for games at nearby FedExForum or AutoZone Park. French opera singer Marie Stephane Bernard even recently moved into the area from her native country France because she was so taken with Harbor Town’s beauty and charm.
The high-profile figures mentioned above contribute much more than their presence alone to Harbor Town’s development. They are all invested in community initiatives that seek to improve the quality of life and safety within this small neighborhood. Along with local businesses such as restaurants, small boutiques, retail stores, bookstores, and coffee shops, these leaders have established programs for youth education in music, art, and sports. They’ve also created public spaces for social gatherings and formed organizations dedicated to preserving Harbor town’s history through storytelling events, festivals, art exhibits, and other activities. The goal is to entice both permanent residents and visitors from all over Memphis and those from outside the city limits.
So if you’re planning a trip to Memphis, consider taking a detour and exploring the hidden gems of Harbor Town to see why it’s one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city.