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Welcome to Lakeland, Tennessee!
....Where quality is a way of life.

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CITYSEAL.clr.transparent_png.pngLocated in scenic western Tennessee, Lakeland's low development and natural terrain
fosters a sense of country living that is rapidly disappearing in other Shelby County
communities and nearby Memphis. A number of lakes, ponds, streams, parks, and other recreational opportunities improve the
quality of life for our residents, including a 65-acre park with open space, "The LAMP" Amphitheater, walking/hiking trails, and a lake for fishing. Get active...enjoy life!

Find information on the Parks & Recreation Department,
here. Lakeland, a designated Tree City USA, has a quality of life that can't be beat.

All about Lakeland on Wikipedia, here, including demographics.
Welcome brochure (elected officials, meetings times, and more).

Lakeland is located within minutes of the Wolfchase Galleria mall.
Have you heard about The Lake District?

Thinking of moving here? Here's a Lakeland, TN mortgage calculator, courtesy of Nerd Wallet.

Lakeland in the news & accolades at: 

Have you seen the "Come Discover Lakeland" video & website? It's here.

Shop Local!
Support local businesses and keep tax dollars local:
Sprouts Farmers Market, Delta Blues Winery ...360 virtual tour, here. Local eateries, here.
Stonebridge Golf Course, LA Fitness (more recreation & fitness places, here)


Scroll down for school info!

Lakeland has easy access to four major travel routes:
Interstate 40 and highways 64, 70, and 385.

Business of the Month archives, here.                               Churches, Civic Groups
Chamber of Commerce, including shoppers discount card.         Lakeland churches, here.
The Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page, here.                   Lakeland Lions Club, here.

Stay connected!
Save links to and for general city information. Local news publications here.

Lakeland Parks & Recreation on Facebook, here.

Info about Livestream (Public Meetings) is a free private social network for your neighborhood community. There is a network of ten Lakeland communities (and growing): Cool Springs, Evergreen Hills, Ivy Creek Lakeland, Lakeland Estates, Lakeland Heights, Oakwood, Plantation Hills, West Stonebridge, Windward Slopes, Woodbridge (and maybe more).

The City of Lakeland's Official Nextdoor Page is here.

Hello neighbors,

We're excited to let you know that the City of Lakeland has expanded its presence on Nextdoor to share information and updates that have a direct impact on your neighborhood.

Your Nextdoor neighborhood conversation remains private to you and your neighbors. We cannot see or respond to posts generated within your neighborhood.

We can, however, see your replies to our posts and direct messages to us and we will respond. Please feel free to ask questions about city-related projects in your neighborhood, or report issues that the city can help resolve.

If you have an emergency, please contact the proper authorities directly - we cannot ensure a immediate response to emergency requests through Nextdoor.

We look forward to connecting with you on Nextdoor to build stronger, safer neighborhoods throughout the City of Lakeland!

LakelandTN Instagram page (Commissioner Wesley Wright) 

City calendar, here.
News on our homepage, here.

Local media archives, here.
Lakeland Currents digital magazine, Twitter, and Facebook.
The View 38002 on Twitter and Facebook.

Helpful information

City Hall
10001 US Hwy 70, Lakeland, TN, 38002
staff directory

MLGW 901-820-7878 (start, stop, transfer service)
For service requests & billing: 901-544-MLGW (901-544-6549)
...MLGW's contact us webpage

There is one bill for gas, electric, water, sewer, and trash pickup.

Reminder: You cannot report outages via Twitter. Call 901-544-6500 to report it.
Check outage map or apps for status updates.

901-528-4465 is only for emergencies like downed lines and gas leaks.

Smart meter info, here.

Information on proper disposal of medical sharps, the importance of NOT putting fats/oils/grease down water drains, and the installation of an irrigation meter (via MLGW) to save on sewer bills, here.

Call_before_dig.jpgCall Before You Dig
1-800-351-1111 or visit this website.

From Tennessee811 brochure (copies may be available in City Hall lobby): "Tennessee law requires that you give 72 hours notice (excluding weekends & holidays) to Tennessee811 before your digging begins. It may be quite surprising, but damage to buried utility lines can occur when doing typical home improvement projects such as putting up a fence, mailbox post, swing set; building a deck or room addition; planting a garden, trees or shrubbery. If you're beginning a home improvement project that requires digging or adjusting the grade of your property, you need to call Tennessee811 before beginning your work."

Trash, recycling, and yard trimmings picked up on same day (recycling is picked up bi-weekly). Leaf/limb pickup every Friday (details here). Questions/help: call Lakeland City Hall 901-867-2717, ext. 409.

Recycling information here.
Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 6309 Haley Rd, 901-379-4430. Lakeland's info page, here.

Lakeland has two Community Clean-up Days per year, usually in November and May. Residents can dispose of old computers, tires, and other items at no charge.

Keep Lakeland Beautiful
This program supplements our beautification, recycling, and litter efforts.

Free Firewood

Lakeland's Public Works Department clears trees that have fallen on the road, etc. When available, residents may pick-up free firewood by contacting the Public Works Supervisor, here.

Do-Not-Knock Ordinance
Click here for info and to sign-up to avoid door-to-door solicitations.

Phone & Cable
AT&T 888-757-6500 (phone, Internet, TV),
Comcast 901-259-2225 (digital voice/phone, Internet, TV),
DIRECTV 866-664-9485,
Dish Network 888-656-2461,
Exede Satellite 855-627-2553,
For residents north of the Loosahatchie River: Millington Phone Company 901-872-3311 (phone, Internet)

Post Office
There is a blue post office dropbox near Lakeland Cleaners (3706 Canada Rd) and Club Windward.

Brunswick Branch, 8756 Chaffee Rd, 901-382-1972 (map)
...M-F 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 4:30 p.m. (Sat 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

Arlington Branch, 5885 Airline Rd, 901-867-3963 (map)
...M-F 9 - 4 p.m. (Sat: Closed)

UPS, FedEx
There is a UPS Store located at 9160 Hwy 64, Suite 12, phone: 901-385-6620. There is a FedEx dropbox in front of City Hall. There is a FedEx Office on Hwy 64 past Germantown Pkwy.

Shelby County Election Commission voter registration info. 901-545-4136
...Also, look on this website, under the Government tab, for upcoming elections and/or referendums.

Lakeland Elementary website.
Support the Lakeland Elementary PTA by shopping at Amazon Smile, here.
Lakeland Middle Preparatory School website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Lakeland School System here, on Facebook, and Twitter.
School system accolades & archives, here.

Lakeland Education Foundation website, here.

The Lakeland Education Foundation is now available as a charity with AmazonSmile. Simply go to and log in with your existing login. Select Lakeland Education Foundation of Tennessee as your charity in your profile. Then, simply shop! All prices are the same on Smile.Amazon
.com as they are on You still get all your Prime member benefits, but a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Lakeland Education Foundation.

LEF is now also a member of Kroger Community Rewards. Simply register your Kroger card online at and select Lakeland Education Foundation, or NPO #13489.

Lakeland Prep (LMPS) PTO occasionally sells shirts, etc.

Lakeland Elementary (LES): KDG - 4th grade.
10050 Oak Seed Lane.

Lakeland Middle Preparatory School (LMPS): 5th - 8th grade.
5020 Lions Crest Drive. Take a right turn onto Campus Drive, off Canada Road, north of U.S. Highway 70. A second entrance, off Old Brownsville Road, Lions Ridge, is for school buses and service vehicles.

Public Libraries
  ...all are approx. 8 miles away
Arlington (Sam T. Wilson), 11968 Walker St, 901-867-1954 (website)
Bartlett Library, 5884 Stage Rd, 901-386-8968 (website)
Cordova Branch/Memphis Library, 8457 Trinity Rd Cordova, TN 38018, 901-754-8443 (website)

St. Francis Hospital - Bartlett, 2986 Kate Bond Rd, 901-820-7000 
Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital - Germantown, 7691 Poplar Ave, 901-516-6000
Baptist Memorial Hospital, 6019 Walnut Grove, 901-226-5000
Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Ave, 901-516-7000

Urgent Medical Care
Wellness Walk-in Clinic, 9160 U.S. Highway 64, Suite 7, 901-623-3587. Website and Facebook.
...Wellness visits, immediate care, pediatrics, occupational health, sports physicals, and seasonal care.
...Mon-Fri: 7 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 4:30 pm; Sunday: 12n - 4:30 pm.

Baptist Minor Med 901-385-7817 (Hwy64 & Appling/Brother: 7424 U.S. 64, Bartlett, TN)
Prime Urgent Care 901-346-2719 (1520 Bonnie Ln, Cordova, TN)
Campbell Clinic Afterhours (sprains, bone breaks) 901-759-3100, Mon-Th 5-8 pm, Sat 8-11 am
OrthoMemphis (sprains, muscle, bone, joint injuries) 901-261-7828, Mon-Th 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-5pm

Urgent Medical Care for Children

LeBonheur Urgent Care in Cordova now CLOSED. off Hacks Cross (8071 Winchester Road), website
...Mon-Thurs 3-11pm; Sat/Sun 12n-8pm, 901-759-2030

Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital - Germantown, 7691 Poplar Ave, 901-516-6000, website
...when LeBonheur Urgent Care (above) is closed, or not appropriate
...If issue is severe enough, child will be transferred downtown (to be admitted)

Baptist Pediatric ER, 6225 Humphreys Blvd, Memphis, TN, 901-227-PEDS (901-227-7337) 24 hours/day for ages 0-17 years, website
...If issue is severe enough, child will be admitted on-site

Plus, Wellness Walk-in Clinic, Baptist Minor Med, and other places noted on this page.

Primary Medical Care
Wellness Walk-in Clinic, 9160 U.S. Highway 64, Suite 7, 901-623-3587. Website and Facebook.
...Wellness visits, immediate care, pediatrics, occupational health, sports physicals, and seasonal care.
...Mon-Fri: 7 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 4:30 pm; Sunday: 12n - 4:30 pm.

Lakeland Family Medical, 2961 Canada Rd, Suite 105, 901-388-0115

Police & Fire

Shelby County Sheriff's Substation, 11670 Memphis-Arlington Road, Arlington, TN, 901-867-1402 Emergencies: call 911. Non-emergencies: 901-379-7625
Shelby County Fire Department. Emergencies: call 911. Non-emergencies: 901-222-8000

Car Tags, Driver's Licenses
Car tags: 1075 Mullins Station Rd, 901-545-4244; 4836 Navy Rd (Millington), 901-545-4244.
Vehicle inspections are only required within Memphis city limits.
Driver's license testing: 6340 Summer Ave, 901-543-7920; Oakland: 160 Beau Tisdale Dr, 901-465-6576 
Info on disabled placards here.

Property Tax Info, including for seniors, here.

Memphis_logo.jpgNew to the Memphis area?
Information that may be of interest:

The Memphis park system includes the Wolf River Greenway (another link), Overton Park (near the Memphis zoo), and Shelby Farms Park, the largest urban park in the U.S. (4,500 acres), which includes the Shelby Farms Greenline, ziplining by Go ApeBMX race track, splash pad, and more! Shelby Farms apps: iTunes, Android. There is also a ShelbyFit app, which helps users keep track of fitness.

panda_.jpgMemphis Zoo Voted #1 zoo in the country at Trip (2008).
One of only 4 U.S. zoos with panda bears!

Elvis Presley's Graceland (2nd most toured home in the U.S. - next to the White House!)

World-famous Beale Street ...Memphis is "Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll"

World-class dining, info here.

Memphis in May World Championship BBQ cooking contest

University of Memphis Tigers basketball
Memphis Grizzlies basketball
Memphis Redbirds baseball
Memphis Riverkings hockey

Children's Museum of Memphis, including water spray park

Pink Palace Museum, Brooks Art Museum, and Memphis Botanic Garden

Dixon Gallery & Gardens


Bass Pro at the Pyramid

Check out the Top Things to Do in Memphis, by Trip Advisor, here.

memphisskyline.jpgAdvantages to Memphis and the Mid-South:
Moderate climate

Aquifer provides clean water

No state income tax & affordable living

Metropolitan amenities

Beautiful landscapes & one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. (Shelby Farms)

World-renowned medical care including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Fortune 100 & 500 companies, including AutoZone, FedEx, International Paper, and ServiceMaster among others

...and Memphis, TN was selected by AARP as one of five "great places to retire" (2006) based on income, property, sales tax, weather, recreational opportunities, and access to health care and transportation.