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Lakeland, Tennessee Real Estate

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Just northeast of Memphis, Tennessee lies the small, affluent town of Lakeland. With a 2010 population of 12,533, this designated Tree City U.S.A. community is served by an impressive transportation network, which readily puts the greater Memphis metropolitan area within easy access to Lakeland real estate holders and residents. Nearly 90% of the population of this predominately white-collar community holds a professional position, which is significantly above the national average. Inhabitants cite the short commute into the city and the more affordable housing than nearby Germantown and Collierville as some of the more attractive aspects of living in Lakeland.

Lakeland Shopping and Dining

Lakeland residents enjoy ready access to the premier indoor shopping mall in the region: Wolfchase Galleria. Conveniently located at the intersection of I-40 and Germantown Parkway, the mall is just up the road from Lakeland’s Stonebridge neighborhood. Whether you need to hit up the big-box stores or your shopping list has you prowling about the mall’s many specialty stores, such as like Spencer’s Gifts or Victoria’s Secret, you will find the exact item you need. Additionally, Lakeland Station Mall is also available, so if you need to get your pottery “on,” Old Time Pottery is waiting for your patronage.

Dining options abound either in the food court of the Wolf Chase Galleria, or around town. Area eateries include such national pizza staples as Papa John’s Pizza and Pizza Hut, or if your taste buds are leading you south of the border, El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant is serving up great Mexican food in a fast and friendly environment.

Lakeland Parks and Recreation

The Lakeland City motto announces, “Where Quality of Life is a way of life,” and this statement is no truer than in the town’s commitment to providing access to outdoor activities. There are a plethora of parks to facilitate a wonderful quality of life.

As such, the city is dotted with indoor recreational activities, lakes and ponds, open spaces, parks, pavilions and shelters, tennis courts, soccer fields, expansive walking trail and an assortment of summer day camps that includes: athletic, art and science camps.

Although the Western portion of Tennessee is flatter than either of the other two geographic sections of the state, hilly and forested terrain is widely disbursed among area farmlands. Lakeland’s Parks and Recreation Department believes in rational park planning and thoughtful stewardship of the area’s natural resources. These forward thinking policies lend a country-living feeling to Lakeland Homes that is absent in much of the rest of Shelby County, Tennessee.

Living in Lakeland, TN

Offering up newer, suburban type dwellings, Lakeland, Tennessee is an affordable alternative to pricier communities like Germantown and Collierville. Still, Lakeland real estate is some of the more expensive housing tracts in the Volunteer State, with several $300,000 subdivisions within town. The median home price in Lakeland is $211,700.

The Stonebridge neighborhood of Lakeland is attractive to TN home buyers for its close proximity to the Wolfchase Galleria, and for golfing aficionados who wish to hit the links at the nearby Stonebridge Golf Course. This 18-hole course is a well-maintained fast course to play.

Lakeland Schools, Health, Transportation

When it comes to educational attainments, Lakeland residents are off the chart as measured by the number of people who hold a bachelor of higher college degree. Whereas the typical American community can boast that slightly more than 20% of the population holds advanced degrees, Lakeland real estate owners record a whopping 42% of the populous has achieved this academic distinction. Indeed, there are more Lakeland residents employed in the math and computer fields than in 95% of the communities in America.

As such, you can expect that the community is very supportive of education and that expectation would be borne out by the $4,500 (per student) a year the community doles out to advance the education of their students, while a lower teacher to student ratio assures that each of those dollars results in enhanced educational opportunities.

A number of area health care facilities stand ready to meet the health needs of the Lakeland real estate community. Baptist Memorial Hospital, Methodist Healthcare North, and St. Francis are just a few of the places that quality health care is provided to area residents.

Like many small communities, Lakeland does not have a public transportation system, but the town is well served by easy access to four major transportation arteries to facilitate movement in the area: Interstate I-40 and State Highways 64, 70 and 385.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a Lakeland TN home, give us a call at (901) 685-6000 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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John Quinn
RE/MAX Real Estate Experts
1930 Exeter Rd
Germantown TN 38138
Fax: 901-685-9090