Memphis has many nicknames-"The Bluff City," "Home of Elvis," "Birthplace of the Blues," and "Barbeque Capital of the World." Whatever it's called, Memphis legitimately considers itself one of the most livable cities in the nation.
Vistors and new residents are drawn to Memphis because of its Southern hospitality, moderate climate, low cost -of-living, and wide cariety of social, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee and the 18th largest in the nation.
Memphis is a well-designed city with vibrant communities, clean streets, incredibly pure natural water, and luch vegetation. The average per capita income is slightly ahead of the national average; and the cost of livingis slightly lower. Over the years, the city has grown from a small , quiet port on the Mississippi River to an exciting town with thriving downtown area. Business centers stretch along the Poplar Street Corridor from the river to the eastern suburbs with an "edge city" at the intersection of Poplar and I-240.
There are many aspect of this grand town besides music and our world famous Beale-Street. You can enjoy NBA Basketball with the Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum, tour art falleries such as, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens and the Brooks Museum of Art or vist the Memphis Zoo; one of the finest zoos in America. Enjoy Park with the Levitt Shell. Take the family to the Pink palace Museum, The Children's Museum, and The Sharpe Planetarium and walk the River Front and Mud Island Park as you watch the mighty Mississippi go rolling by.
And don't forget our food, world famous Barbeque and some of the finest dining in the Mid South. We have it all, Rendezvous' Barbaque, Blue Fin Sushi, steaks at Folks Folly, globally inspired Erling Jensen's, or just good ole home cooking at the Cupboard.
Entrepreneurship and an aggressive business climate allow Memphis to be home for companies like Fed Ex, Auto Zone, International Paper, Service Master, St. Jude Children's hospital and Ducks Unlimited.
Named one of the 5 top places in the US to retire; Memphis has sunshine about 64% of the time with more sunny days annually then Miani. We have four full seasons and an average annual temperature of 62F., our falls and springs are endless and though our summers may get warm with a July average of 82 F, but winters are mild with a January average of 40 F.
Memphis is more that a city limits sign, Memphis is a combination of its many and varied neighborhoods such as Downtown, Midtown and East Memphis, as well as the bedroom communities that are unique and yet a part of the whole. Communities that consist of Arlington, Bartlett, Cordova, Germantown, Collierville, and Lakeland and the peole and lifestyles in the outlying areas that include; Eads, Piperton, the counties of Fayette, Lauderdale, Tipton and even Olive Branch in Mississippi and West Memphis, Arkansas.
From its cosmopolitan riverfront downtown to the stately homes of Midtown and the quiet, tree-lined serenity of the suburbs, Memphis has the right neighborhood for every preference.