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Best Places To Live In Memphis, TN

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Memphis, TN: A Personality Like No Other

In the southwestern corner of Tennessee, along the shores of the Mississippi River, is Memphis. This lively and exciting mid-sized southern city exudes a personality all its own. As one of the top tourist destinations in Tennessee as well as the country, Memphis boasts the home of American Rock n’ Roll, top-notch barbeque, Mississippi River delta culture, and a healthy dose of southern hospitality. Visitors enjoy the popular stops at Elvis’ home of Graceland, the recording studio responsible for America’s introduction to Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and “the King” himself at Sun Records, the historic Peabody Hotel with its daily march of the ducks and the blues, jazz and barbeque on Beale Street.

One of the best things about relocating to Memphis is the lower than national housing costs and the lower cost of living. Memphis’ fun nightlife, tourism, great food and affordable cost make life in this city perfect for young professionals and first time home buyers. Main Street is resurging with small new businesses moving into older, affordable and historic buildings. More residents are moving back to the Downtown area and incomes are steadily increasing. The housing market and real estate development projects make Memphis a great place for first time home buyers, investors and entrepreneurs to lay their foundation.

Memphis has a diverse and eclectic selection of neighborhoods in and around the city. As one of the higher-income areas just east of the Memphis city limits, Germantown is one of the best places in Memphis to call home. Germantown prides itself on its low crime rate, the best public school system, and its clean, large family homes.

For residents looking for a small historic town feel with the convenient proximity to the city center, head 15 minutes south to Hernando. Its mixture of modern suburban homes with a preserved old town center as well as a growing and sustainable business development model make Hernando an ideal neighborhood for young families.

Younger professionals may find adventure and diversity in the Cooper-Young neighborhood in Midtown. This vibrant neighborhood has some of the best local shopping and fantastic restaurants in Memphis.

One of the best places in Memphis for history is Central Gardens. Located in Midtown Memphis, this area is packed with homes build in the turn of the 20th century. Homes in this area range widely in cost, so it attracts anyone from millennials to young families to established business owners. Central Gardens is a great choice for anyone who enjoys a thriving artistic community in a historic and bustling, yet remarkably safe neighborhood.

Relocating to any new city can be a challenging prospect. Please let us guide you through some of the best places to live in Memphis, based on your values and preferences. We have collected data that you may sort by criteria such as housing prices, population, amenities, education and crime rates to find the neighborhood in Memphis that best suits your priorities and lifestyle.