In northeastern DeSoto County there is a wonderful city known as Olive Branch, Mississippi. Home to approximately 33,500 residents, Olive Branch is a remarkable suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, and an integral part of the renowned Memphis Metropolitan Area. Between 1990 and 2010 Olive Branch was one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, a great deal of its growth the result of people moving out of central Memphis and into the surrounding areas.
Today Olive Branch continues to be an excellent option for people wanting quick and convenient access to Memphis and all of its amazing amenities, but not wanting to live amidst the city’s hustle and bustle. Residents of Olive Branch can enjoy a quiet, laid-back lifestyle and still easily enjoy Memphis’ great shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation. This splendid community was incorporated in 1874 and boasts a long, rich history, officially designated as a village in 1888. Composed of 36.9 square miles, Olive Branch sits at the junction of U.S. Route 78 and State Highways 302 and 305. The Mississippi/Tennessee state line serves as the city’s northern border and the city of Southaven borders Olive Branch on the west. There are unincorporated areas serving as the city’s borders on the south and east. The heart of Memphis is only twenty-two miles from Olive Branch via U.S. Route 78.
This family friendly community in the 38654 zip code, is served by the respectable DeSoto County School District and is home to Northpoint Christian School as well. Homebuyers looking to relocate in the Olive Branch community will be pleased to find diverse real estate options with homes of varying ages, sizes, and styles, in a very broad price range. While there are sometimes exceptions, typically homes in Olive Branch range in price from around $77,000 to $840,000. For those looking to build a home, there is abundant land for sale in Olive Branch as well. The price of land varies depending upon the property’s location and size and usually ranges from around $25,00 for a half acre lot up to $5.8 million for a 27 acre lot.
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