DNA District Map
The Downtown Neighborhood Association has grown as Downtown itself has grown in the past 30 years. Check the map to see if you live or work in the DNA's boundaries and, if so, in which of our four distinct Districts you're located.
Mud Island District
Mud Island is anchored by the new urbanism success story that is Harbor Town. Harbor Town consist of low-rise multi-family residential and single-family residential with a core of retail shops to serve a very walkable community. A Montessori School sits at the eastern end with a boutique hotel at the west. The northwest edge of the "Island" is populated by several apartment complexes overlooking the Mississippi River Park with more single-family residential development tucked behind along the Wolf River lagoon.
Uptown Pinch District
The DNA's North District consists of the homes and apartments of Uptown. Additional Single-Family Residential exists in the northeastern portion of the district near the Wold river. There are retail shops bordering along Thomas Street and A.W. Willis Avenue, but the retail core is in the historic Pinch District, including proposed redevelopment of the Great American Pyramid. There are industrial and municipal buildings along the Wolf River Lagoon and along North Main and North Front Streets. The North District includes the St. Jude Research Hospital campus and Bridges.
The Center District
While the smallest of the four DNA Districts in size, the Center packs in a lot of Downtown. Also known as The Core, the Center District encompasses the original DNA boundaries and includes the majority of the retail and hospitality businesses in Downtown Memphis. Along with our City, County, State, and Federal agencies, including Center City, Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Library, the Center contains the historic Beale Street entertainment district. Across the Wolf River Harbor, Mud Island Park and the marina can be accessed by monorail. Residential living is mostly in high-rise apartments and condominiums.
The South District
DNA's South District includes the South Main Historic District of shops, art galleries, and former warehouse and industrial buildings converted into private homes. The district includes the residential development of South Bluffs and the homes along the high bluff overlooking Tom Lee Park and the Mississippi River.