Collierville’s rapid growth in recent decades has given it a mixture of old and new houses and buildings. Though it is a medium sized city, it is the third largest suburb of Memphis. Winning awards such as the 2008 Top 100 Places to Live by Relocate-America, and Parade Magazine’s Best Main Street in 2014, the city is growing for a reason. With industry nearby, along with mainly commerce and retail within the borders, Collierville has made itself an attractive place to do business. TLC TurfMaster Lawn Care is increasing its role in this rapid development by taking care of the outside plant life for residents and businesses. We are a leader in northeast Arkansas and Greater Metropolitan Memphis through our referrals and successful lawn care health and maintenance practices.
Prior to the advent of European immigration, the land that now comprises Collierville was used as hunting grounds by the Chickasaw Native American tribe. Being close to the Mississippi River, it contained fertile land that served as the basis of attracting an abundance of animal species.
In 1836, the original settlement was founded, accompanied by the building of a post office. Fourteen years later, in 1850, the zone had substantially grown, and was formally incorporated. It served as a stagecoach stop going to and from Memphis. After the arrival of the railroad, transportation was greatly facilitated, and the population of the new city quadrupled in just one decade.
During the Civil War, Collierville was the site of two major battles, taking place in October and November of 1863, respectively. The town recovered from a state of near total destruction after the war, and subsequent yellow fever outbreak of Greater Memphis. The city would once again flourish starting in the 20th century, becoming a leader in education and dairy during the first half.
Today, Collierville covers 24.7 square miles of area, 0.1 of which is water. The 2010 census reported 43,965 residents, and a 2015 estimation of 48,863. It has grown approximately six times its size since the 1980 census. TLC TurfMaster Lawn Care welcomes residents, old and new, to call upon us for the finest lawn care services in Greater Memphis.
Collierville only very recently began its own independent public school system, separating from the Shelby County School District in 2014. It consists of five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Collierville High School is one of the top ranked high schools in the United States. There are also four private schools within the city, as well as a satellite campus of the University of Memphis.
Business and Economy
Collierville’s current economy is drastically different from the days of its founding. There is still some industrial presence. Notably, Carrier and Pepsi have operating facilities. However, the main sources of revenue are retail, restaurants, and cultural attractions. The retail covers many industries, and consists of both chains and locally owned boutiques.
Collierville hosts two main annual events. May brings the Symphony in the Rose Garden. This is a seated concert with an orchestra, and loads of rose bushes. The gardens are also available to be toured at this time. May also is the month of the Fair on the Square. Taking place in the Historic Collierville Town Square, it is a fundraising event featuring individual arts and crafts vendors, along with games, food, live music, and more. The Summer Concert Series, featuring a host of live performers, begins in the town square at the start of June, and lasts through July.