Tucked away in the hardwood forest just north of Lakeland’s flagship Garner Lake is the picturesque Community of Cool Springs.
The French country-styled subdivision was developed and built in 2005 by Magnolia Homes, leaving the mature trees intact for wooded community space and walking paths.
Homes are elegantly finished with beautiful molding, high smooth ceilings, hardwood floors, open concepts and tasteful designs. Square footages range from 3,200 to 6,000+ and suit both young families and empty nesters.
The 91-home Community of Cool Springs offers three distinct areas within its neighborhood which are framed with seasonal flowers and attractively manicured grass, shrubs and trees.
Entering Cool Springs Boulevard, you will find three coves on the right with estate-sized homes nestled in the towering oak and magnolia trees on spacious landscaped lots. This is the Villages of Cool Springs with 24 homes including two on Cool Springs Boulevard.
On the left is The Magnolias, a gated neighborhood of 45 homes with small lots around a green community space for gatherings and children’s play.
At the rear of the Boulevard is The Gardens, a second gated area with 22 homes of substantial square footage and meticulously manicured lawns.
The area boasts an impressive rock and arbored entrance, a pond with a lighted fountain and adjacent City walking trails that lead to a wooded area where you can often see deer and other wildlife.
There is a kinship among neighbors in Cool Springs who know each other by name and often play and work together.
All of this is just minutes from award-winning Lakeland Elementary School and Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. Students in Lakeland attend Arlington High School through an interlocal agreement between the two cities. The first High School for Lakeland is under construction and will welcome students in August 2022, starting with 9th grade and moving up a grade each year.
The northeast Shelby County neighborhood is convenient to I-40 and I-269. The interstates lead to Millington on the north and North Mississippi on the south. Cool Springs is sandwiched between U.S. Highway 64 and U.S. Highway 70.
Lakeland will soon be home to The Lake District, a 161-acre upscale mixed-use community surrounding a 10-acre lake at I-40 and Canada Road. It is designed as an urban village and will have inline and main street retail, restaurants, two hotels, office space and a residential district. The first phase is scheduled to open in spring 2021 including The Stock Market, an innovative new-to-Lakeland grocery, Gould’s Hair Salon and Malco Theatre.
Also coming to Lakeland is the 42-acre Lakeland Town Center, a mixed-use area at Memphis Arlington Road/Seed Tick Road/U.S. Highway 70 and scheduled to open phase 1 in spring 2021 with restaurants, office space and boutique retail.
Wolfchase Galleria is a 10-minute drive and the community is only 25 minutes from Downtown Memphis and the Mighty Mississippi River.
… Photos on the website courtesy of Jim Willis, Mags resident.