Berclair is a district of Memphis, Tennessee. In this district, it is named after a major street. Berclair is bordered to the north by the CSX railway; east by Interstate 40, Covington Pike, and Stratford Road; south by Summer Avenue and west by Graham Lane. Shortly after World War II, the area was built in the same way as Levittown, New York, with several small houses for returning soldiers and their families. Initially, Berclair was not part of Memphis, but in the late 1950s or early 1960s, it was annexed to the area. The main streets in Berclair are Wells Station Road, Waring Road, and Tutwiler Avenue. The zip codes of Berclair are 38108, 38112, 38122, and 38128.
Berclair is blessed with an abundance of fun attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. Here’s a short list of our favorites:
In the city of Memphis, the Gaisman Community Center is a recreation center and has an outdoor pool. Aerobics, fitness courses, line-dancing, ceramics, arts and crafts, guitar lessons and services for senior citizens are all sports. Although there isn't much to offer in the park, it's spacious and there is a good walkway around the perimeter. There are trees for shade, a playground for children and what appears to be an attached community center.
Chickasaw Country Club is a classical Southern golf club built in 1922, centrally located in the heart of Memphis. At the intersection of Sam Cooper Blvd. and Highland St., Chickasaw is conveniently located, making it accessible through the Interstate Highway system to the entire metro area. One can finish a golf round or a business lunch at Chickasaw and be at home or back in minutes at the office.
The Memphis Botanic Garden is a 96 acre (39 ha) botanical garden located in Audubon Park at 750 Cherry Lane, Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis Botanic Garden is open to the public every day where visitors can take a walk through the gardens on the grounds. There is also a kindergarten named my Big Backyard, which is very popular with Memphians from out of town.
The Children's Museum of Memphis produces unforgettable learning opportunities through playfulness in hands-on displays and programs. Incorporated in 1987, the museum is a private, non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), committed to the development of children through displays and programs designed to promote early learning.
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art enriches the lives of our diverse society through a comprehensive collection of museums, a range of exhibits and dynamic programs reflecting the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.
The Memphis Zoo, located in Midtown, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Established in April 1906, the zoo has been the main tenant of Overton Park for more than 100 years. The land currently allocated for the Memphis Zoo was established in 1888 by the Overton Park Master Plan, and is owned by the City of Memphis. The zoo is set at 76 acres (31 ha), approximately 55 acres (22 ha) of which are grown.
The University of Memphis (UofM) is a public research university in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Established in 1912, the university has more than 22,000 students enrolled. The University retains the Herff College of Engineering, the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, the old Lambuth University campus (now a branch campus of the University of Memphis), the Loewenberg College of Nursing, the School of Public Health, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the FedEx Institute of Technology, and the Advanced School of Public Health. The University of Memphis is rated as "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity"
Residents of Berclair are blessed to live in an area full of nature while also being quite close to city life. There is never a shortage of coffee shops, parks or shopping centers to enjoy within a five-minute drive of Berclair. Residents are also able to enjoy a rich spiritual life at the following houses of worship:
The Muslim Society of Memphis was founded in May 1978 by a group of Muslims concerned. The main goal of the Society was to help Memphis Muslims and neighboring states practice Islam and to foster a better understanding between Muslims and people of other faiths. In 1980, the Muslim community bought a residential property at 1065 Stratford Road and turned it into a functional mosque. The construction of the current Masjid As-Salam building was completed in 1984.
They are a bilingual congregation (Spanish/English) that aims to please God. This is a place where every meeting makes sense; a place where every person is challenged to find their role in God. They are a church where one's life can be revived by the marvelous grace and strength of the Lord's presence. This is where the truth and the spirit are "sought," "taught" and "received." They're the Church that's interested in you.
They come from hundreds of racial and linguistic backgrounds, yet they are bound by shared goals. Above all they want to worship the Lord, the God of the Bible and the Creator of all things. They do their best to emulate Jesus Christ, and they are proud to be called Christians. - of them constantly spends time helping people learn about the Bible and the Kingdom of God. Since they hear or speak of Jehovah God and His Kingdom, they are known as Jehovah's Witnesses.
Grace Chapel Primitive Baptist wants their worship to be beautiful in its simplicity, in the biblical pattern, and always in the glory of God. To this end, their singing is congregational and acapella. In addition to hearing a sermon, they pray and read the Bible together. Their focus, as the name of their church implies, is on the grace of God, who by Jesus saved his people from their sins. Because of the love he gave us for the first time, they aspire to have a warm and caring love for each other and their societies.
The Memphis International Church is a church of God in Memphis, Tennessee. They are a fellowship of believers, made in the image of God and called as disciples of Christ to share the Good News with all through learning, listening, praying and working together actively to reach out to their communities.
Berclair is also home to some amazing parks, schools, public libraries and schools for its citizens to enjoy. These facilities are all world-class, beautifully maintained and clean so residents of surrounding communities often visit to enjoy them. Here’s a short list all located in Berclair:
Berclair Elementary was opened as a community school in 1952. Berclair has a long history of academic achievement, which continues to this day. They have a Level 5 score from the Tennessee Department of Education, which is the highest score a school can receive. Its diverse student body is made up of 650 students from 13 nations as well as across the United States. Berclair has 8 school adopters who provide tutoring to their students before and after school.
Since the Memphis Business Academy was founded in 2005, the emphasis has been on making a difference with children in the Memphis area. What makes MBA learning experience special is its ability to infuse subjects related to business, economics and financial literacy into the core curriculum of Shelby County Schools. They believe that by connecting academic subjects to the business world, they can help their students develop a better future and inspire our "young executives" to one day help to promote the economic well-being of our society.
Gateway is a Christian school with three options that parents and legal guardians can select from. They have a typical campus meeting every day at their Macon Road site in Memphis. They have an extension program in which students come to one of their locations, pick up their own curriculum materials, review them under parental guidance, and then come to help with tutoring or take weekly exams. Finally, they have the Complete Home Education Program for parents who take full responsibility for the education of their children.
Wells Station Elementary is a school that develops and maintains an effective learning atmosphere by creating the behavioral and social culture that all students at Wells Station Elementary School need to achieve social, emotional and academic success.
Gaisman is one of the largest parks in town with 24 acres of multipurpose sports fields, walking trails, swimming pool, tennis court and playground. It's home to the Gaisman Community Center, too. This park is at the heart of the city. The park and center serve both Berclair and The Heights, a district which includes Graham Heights, Highland Heights, Nutbush, Mitchell Heights and other small but distinct neighborhoods.
Back in the 20's or 30's, Jerry was a Sinclair gas station. Rumor has it that the owner of the station would make snow cones for the kids while their parents would get their cars worked in the Sinclair garage. In the late 1960's, after the Sinclair station had closed, an incredible couple called L.B. & Cordia opened a car wash and a snow cone shack. It was named Jerry's Snow Cones. They've been serving snow cones for years to create a reputation for quality. One day the director turned up and shot a scene for the Great Balls of Fire movie. Well, famous people started showing up. The word started to spread, and people from all over the world began to make Jerry what it is today.