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“FUN”

Cooper-Young Historic District
Ranked #52 of 156 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

A very fun and funky vibe. Lots of festivals and festivities to attend here. Plenty of cool places to grab a bite to eat. Its def a locals kinda place but they dont seem to mind the visitors to much

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

I wouldn't call Cooper-Young a district. It's a neighborhood (known best for the intersection of Cooper and Young Streets) that is part of the larger Midtown area. The houses are bungalows, craftsman style, etc. - nothing flashy, but people here are loyal to the neighborhood and want it to thrive. The food options are some of the best in the city - Alchemy, Sweetgrass and Next Door, Beauty Shop, Stone Soup Cafe. Don't come expecting a large "district" to explore, but do come for the food (Sunday brunch at Beauty Shop, for instance) and stroll though some of the small shops. The street festival in September is fun. This is a tolerant neighborhood, and unlike what some have said, it's not unsafe. Yes, there have been incidents at night, but it's an urban area. If you want a completely crime free environment, try a rural setting - even then, good luck. Anyone who's spent time in any significant sized city would not call Cooper Young dangerous.

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

If you're looking for neon and dance clubs go to Beale St. If you'e looking for a hip, relaxed night out go to Cooper Young. Irish pub (Celtic Crossing), Southern style late night eats hits sports bar (Next Door), or the hip Alchemy appeal to a variety of tastes with a welcoming atmosphere to be found in all. No covers, so check out a few spots - all are walkable.

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Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

A beautiful place to see in the heart of midtown Memphis. Great places to shop and eat.

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Cooper-Young is a little hippie kingdom in the Mid-South. Lots of lively street life, good restaurants, street fairs. Check the activities before you go.

Thank KayJay46
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