Wolfchase is an area of Shelby County that surrounds the Wolfchase Galleria Mall. Although there are some subdivisions and apartment complexes in Wolfchase, most of the area is comprised of shopping centers, restaurants, and other businesses.
Wolfchase is uniquely located at the point where Memphis, Bartlett, and Cordova meet. Its major intersection is Highway 64 and North Germantown Parkway. Although Wolfchase is not an officially defined area, it is generally considered to be bounded by North Brother Boulevard on the north, Interstate 40 on the south, New Brunswick Road on the east, and Kate Bond Road on the west.
The primary draw to the Wolfchase area is its numerous shopping centers. The largest of these is the Wolfchase Galleria Mall, an indoor mall anchored by Macy's, Sears, Dillard's, and J.C. Penney. Other large shopping centers include The Markets of Wolf Creek and The Commons at Wolfchase, both situated across the street from the mall. In addition to dozens of specialty shops and boutiques, the Wolfchase area is home to a Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, ToysRUs, BabiesRUs, Best Buy, Circuit City, Barnes and Noble, and other major retailers.
There is no shortage of dining options in the Wolfchase area. There are kid-pleasing restaurants like McDonald's, IHOP, or Chik Fil A; adult options such as BoneFish, Firebirds, and the Melting Pot; as well as family favorites like Red Lobster, T.G.I. Fridays, and Logan's Roadhouse. Keep in mind that the Wolfchase area is almost always bustling with activity so there is often a wait at many restaurants.
Because of the popularity of the area, Wolfchase is considered to be a prime location for businesses. For that reason, there are a growing number of doctor's offices, car dealerships, banks, and other businesses springing up in the area. Perhaps most notably is the new St. Francis Hospital on Highway 64.
As far as Memphis traffic goes, Wolfchase is pretty congested much of the time. Because it offers so many places to shop and dine and is conveniently located to the Interstate, there never seems to be a shortage of traffic. The best times to avoid traffic are weekday mornings between about 9:00 and 10:30. Rush hours and Saturdays are always crowded. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, there is really no good time to venture to Wolfchase.