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Best Places To Live In Memphis, TN

  • Memphis, TN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 655,857
  • Memphis is not a place that I want to raise my kids in. A few people have a high-quality life. The rest are like just surviving. And this is about East Memphis, downtown Memphis is even…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Atoka, TN
  • 24.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,917
  • Germantown, TN
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 39,213
  • There is one review on this page that says murders, etc. are a problem in Germantown. Completely and wildly incorrect. Germantown does indeed suffer from some crime issues coming from the adjacent…[read more]
  • Cordova-Appling, Memphis, TN
  • 13.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 83,223
  • I love living in Cordova- Appling, located in Memphis TN. This is a lovely community to settle in. Anyone who has lived in Appling or Cordova will tell you it is a friendly, well-developed neighborhood.…[read more]
  • Lakeland, TN
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,541
  • My family and I are proud to call Lakeland, Tennessee home. With a low population, this town truly has a great community feel, while being close enough to Memphis that you can easily commute to the city…[read more]
  • Bartlett, TN
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 58,318
  • The School district is among the top 10% of districts based on test scores. They have a proactive police dept verses the reactive policing in Memphis. Memphis is adjacent to Bartlett so commutes to…[read more]
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,508
  • Being next door to Memphis, crime has arrived and it is not as safe. My neighborhood has 3 teenagers roaming around during school hours, they stand behind people's bushes to pee, they smoke blunts and…[read more]
  • River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN
  • 12.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 42,038
  • Clarkedale, AR
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 434
  • East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire, Memphis, TN
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 107,753
  • I have lived in the general area of East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire Memphis, TN since I was born and have no immediate plans to move. I am currently married to a wonderful man and we have 2 beautiful…[read more]
  • Southaven, MS
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 51,816
  • After living in Florida for the first part of my life, I moved to Southaven when I was 25. The area is completely different as I am accustomed to going to the beach every day and relaxing in the sun.…[read more]
  • Bridgetown, MS
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,045
  • Midtown, Memphis, TN
  • 3.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 62,752
  • Berclair-Highland Heights, Memphis, TN
  • 7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 33,880
  • Windyke-Southwind, Memphis, TN
  • 17.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,884
  • Anthonyville, AR
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 142
  • Millington, TN
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,069
  • Millington city is beautiful as well an upcoming residential area. It’s strategically located a few kilometers from Memphis. I have lived in this city for more than ten years. High-security levels in the…[read more]
  • Hickory Ridge-South Riverdale, Memphis, TN
  • 13.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 92,024
  • I have lived in Hickory Ridge-South Riverdale for many years. It has had its ups and downs in the past due to a tornado that tore down the mall and crime rates that were on the rise. Since the new mall…[read more]
  • White Haven-Coro Lake, Memphis, TN
  • 7.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 88,153
  • Not many can say that their hometown is that of music royalty. Born and raised here in Whitehaven Coro Lake, I have the very distinct ability to say exactly that. Known the world throughout for being the…[read more]
  • Downtown, Memphis, TN
  • 0.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 48,441
  • Downtown Memphis has improved greatly over the last 30+ years. Remember, this is the place where MLK was assassinated in 1968, and in many respects, the city remains stuck in 1968. The city is obsessed…[read more]
  • Lynchburg, MS
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,197
  • Walls, MS
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,326
  • Raleigh, Memphis, TN
  • 8.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 54,460
  • I have lived in Raleigh, Memphis, Tennessee for 5 years now. Over those 5 years I have learned that I truly enjoy the neighborhood. The neighborhood of Raleigh is located in the North-central part of…[read more]
  • Marion, AR
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,323
  • The weather is delightful living in Marion Arkansas. I appreciate to fact that I can enjoy outdoor activities all year. The public schools does an average job at teaching my children. Marion has some…[read more]
  • Horn Lake, MS
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,785
  • Previous reviews from a resident who wanted to run a feline hotel in his neighborhood and another complaining because he cannot park in his front yard leave out one thing. Their neighbors. We deserve…[read more]
  • Shelby Forest-Frayser, Memphis, TN
  • 5.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 34,652
  • Crawfordsville, AR
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 548
  • Sunset, AR
  • 10.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 168
  • Horseshoe Lake, AR
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 303
  • Jericho, AR
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 96
  • Parkway Village-Oakhaven, Memphis, TN
  • 10.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 39,436
  • Only drive through this area to get out of it! I've lived in whitehaven, Hollywood , binghampton , raliegh , and frayser which is all crime-ridden but parkway village is the worst I promise. Every gas…[read more]
  • West Memphis, AR
  • 8.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,411
  • I chose to move to West Memphis because I lined up a job in the city and West Memphis had some reasonably priced homes I could choose from. It isn't the most glamorous city and it leaves a little to be…[read more]
  • Gilmore, AR
  • 23 miles away (City)
  • Population: 189
  • Turrell, AR
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 469
  • Edmondson, AR
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 266

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.