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Lakeland Ranked Among Best Places to Raise a Family in the Memphis Area

Events like the the Lakeland Arts Festival which was held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Lakeland Town Square helps Lakeland attract families and enjoy high ratings. Photo credits Ben/NW Media.

Lakeland has been recognized as one of the best places to raise a family in the Memphis area from niche.com, earning an impressive overall A ranking for 2024. This accolade places Lakeland in a select group of Memphis suburbs, alongside Germantown, Collierville, and Bartlett which also received the prestigious A rating.

This recognition comes as no surprise to the residents of Lakeland, who have enjoyed an outstanding quality of life. Lakeland received the overall A rating based on factors such as excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, good housing, and low crime.

Lakeland’s highly rated school system has become a major draw for families as the system has expanded. Lakeland Prep High School will include a junior class this coming fall with a senior class being added in 2025 completing the school system. The town’s commitment to education is evident in the success of its students and the support provided to teachers and staff. Additionally, Lakeland’s focus on safety and community well-being has contributed to its reputation as a family-friendly destination.

LPS v East High School. Homecoming 2023.

The town’s numerous parks, recreational and athletic facilities also provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities and family fun. Whether it’s enjoying an evening at International Harvester (IH) Park catching a LAMP concert or participating in some of the new festivals around town, residents have plenty of options to stay active and engaged.

Local businesses and amenities also play a crucial role in Lakeland’s appeal. From The Lake District to Lakeland Town Square,  Lakeland boasts a growing variety of shops, restaurants, and services that cater to the needs of families, creating a convenient and enjoyable living experience.

New businesses like Chick-fil-A in The Lake District are also a benefit to Lakeland’s growing base of families.

Lakeland’s achievement as one of the best places to raise a family in the Memphis area is a reflection of its strong sense of community and commitment to excellence. As more families discover the charm and benefits of living in Lakeland, the town’s reputation as a top family-friendly destination will continue growing.