Orange Mound is home to roughly 6,500 people who work in manufacturing, services and production workers professions. In the search for a new place, don't forget to have a look at the apartments in neighboring Depot and East Memphis.
Living, Demographics and Costs
While figuring out what area and apartment are best for you, keep in mind that relative to other Memphis metro areas, Orange Mound can be more expensive. The difference in annual household spending ($30.9K/year for Orange Mound versus $27.1K/year for Depot) illustrates the general cost of living in each area.
The neighborhood of Depot is somewhat different from Orange Mound in terms of median age and household size, although comparable by percentage of households with children. In Orange Mound the median age is 26, while in Depot it's 32. The average household size for the neighborhood is 2.56 people, and it's 2.35 people in Depot. Of households in Orange Mound and Depot, 33% and 34% have children, respectively.
Is Orange Mound the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Depot make an average of $22.0K, Orange Mound residents are raking in an average of $28.4K.
Food, Libations and Recreation
Finding your bearings in a new place--locating groceries, cleaners and places to relax and have fun--is one of the most basic things all renters do when establishing themselves in a new area. To help in that process, a couple important streets to know in Orange Mound are Lamar Ave. and Park Ave. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. With our apartment finder tool settling for that "so-so" spot is not an option. Find what you want in Orange Mound without moving a muscle, and look forward to your next front door.
Have dinner and drinks out at Memphis Style Hot Wings located on Park Ave. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like Club Memphis. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Checkers Drive-In Restaurant and Burger King are both around the proverbial corner.
For a more inclusive list of places to hang, drink and chill in Orange Mound, browse the Yelp page.
A1 Food Market and Park Food & Fuel, both located on Park Ave., are just a couple of the many grocery stores in the Orange Mound area. Help yourself to breakfast on-the-go and swing by local bakery, Sun Power Donuts. On top of that, for household-name grocery stores, there's Mapco Express on Park Ave.
The Orange Mound area provides residents with numerous retail options, such as L & G Sales & Svc and Airways Mini Flea Market, where shoppers can quickly and easily find what they're looking for. In addition, the apartment rentals in Orange Mound are also conveniently located next to More For Less Dollar Store. The neighborhood is home to a big-box store, Family Dollar Store, and Tripper's Lamar Vlg, a shopping mall located on Lamar Ave.
Schools and School Districts
Schools near the apartments in Orange Mound are Melrose High School, Fairview Junior High School and Dunbar Elementary School. While this information provides an approximation of the schools and districts serving the area, it is critical you consult with the districts around the apartments for rent to confirm exactly which schools your children may attend.
The student teacher ratios at Fairview Junior High School and Dunbar Elementary School are both low. At Fairview Junior High School it's 12-to-1 while Dunbar Elementary School's 14-to-1.
By the number of schools in a district serving the area, 111 elementary schools, 59 middle schools and 52 high schools are located within the Memphis. The number of students per instructor, along with the overall student-body size, is less than that of Shelby County. Memphis district has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Shelby County district.