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Memphis

Neighborhoods With Soul

It takes soul to find a rhythm all your own

...to give more than you take, and to change the world around you. It takes soul to be a Memphian. We are a city of doers, dreamers and believers. That’s what drives this unstoppable city. For those who change the world – welcome home.

We are Memphis.
Welcome to our city of soul. Don’t forget to bring yours.

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South

Home to the original change makers of Memphis, South Memphis is where true soul thrives.

Central

The perfect home for millennials and those seeking the exciting parts of life. Central Memphis has everything to build the life you want, get involved, and live out loud.

North

The history of North Memphis is one of change. From bustling industries to times of struggle, to a new era of people coming together to form communities in which they could thrive.

East

Primarily outside of the "loop" eastern Memphis includes the Hickory Hill and East Memphis areas. Both are home to major businesses and are easily accessible through the interstate system. East Memphis offers suburban style living with a shorter commute into the city and downtown.

Burbs

Located in the greater Shelby County region, 6 municipalities ring Memphis: Bartlett, Germantown, Arlington, Millington, Collierville, and Lakeland. Access to these cities and towns is easy using the 385-highway system.

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Memphis’ Best Outdoor Drinking Spots

Memphis’ Best Outdoor Drinking Spots

Online | thrillist.com | May 20, 2019
When it warms up, everyone in Memphis has the same question: Where can we sit outside and drink?
Memphis Zoo named 8th best zoo in the US in USA Today Readers’ Choice poll

Memphis Zoo named 8th best zoo in the US in USA Today Readers’ Choice poll

Online | wmcactionnews5.com | May 3, 2019
The Memphis Zoo is celebrating being named one of the top 10 best zoos in the country. The zoo was one of several up for consideration as the best zoo in the U.S. for USA Today’s 2019 Readers’ Choice poll.
All around Memphis, moving murals will spring up to mark the city’s bicentennial

All around Memphis, moving murals will spring up to mark the city’s bicentennial

Online | commercialappeal.com | May 2, 2019
To mark Memphis’ bicentennial, the Memphis Brand Initiative will project the images of “Next Century Memphians” across the city.
With technology and transparency, Indigo Ag seeks to disrupt the agriculture industry

With technology and transparency, Indigo Ag seeks to disrupt the agriculture industry

Online | commercialappeal.com | Apr 26, 2019
Being in Memphis makes sense. It brings the company closer to the farmers who would use the coating.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces the American Cities Best at Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives in 2019

Online | bloomberg.org | Apr 26, 2019
Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the seven cities to achieve 2019 What Works Cities Certification, a national standard of excellence in city governance.
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Fun places to go in Memphis for 2019

There are plenty of fun things to do in Memphis in 2019. Memphis is more than a city with Graceland, Sun Records, the Reverend Al Green and great barbeque. It’s a destination city that has the best of Southern hospitality and Northern sensibility. If you are looking to commune in the great outdoors, you can do so […]

 

12 Reasons to Stay in Memphis

There are easily 1.2 million good reasons to stay in Memphis, but for your ease of reading, I’ve narrowed it down to 12. In no particular order, here they are— 1. Barbecue If you haven’t yet tried the dozens (and dozens!) of BBQ spots in Memphis, 2019 is your year to change that. […]

 

Amazing Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Memphis

Are you looking for more stories on what makes Memphis great? Be sure to follow our Instagram page below! Memphis is a city you truly need to see to believe. While the best way to do this is to actually visit our great city, we want to highlight some of what you can expect on such a […]

 

Follow these folks on Instagram for exciting Memphis info!

Looking for a city that’s full of life and excitement? If so, then be sure to check out Memphis, Tennessee! With its music, art and delicious food, Memphis provides something for the whole family. From world-class, one-of-a-kind restaurants to exhilarating nightlife, this amazing city is a […]

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Memphis’ Bicentennial Celebration is days away, here’s how to celebrate!

Memphis is about to reach a historic birthday. 2019 marks the Memphis Bicentennial celebration, an opportunity to bridge the past with the future and a new century of soul. The celebration is here, and the city is braced to usher in a celebration to end all celebrations. The Memphis Bicentennial celebration scheduled for this year is […]

 

Top 10 Rap Classics for Memphis Millennials

Let’s keep it real: no one rides down Elvis Presley Blvd. blasting “Blue Suede Shoes.” Maybe on his birth…nevermind. They don’t. It never happens. On any given day, however, you will see a Chevy Impala or Chrysler 300 – with subwoofers the size of the Exlines Pizza sign – […]

 

United Way of the Mid-South Presents: A New Century of Service in partnership with Wells Fargo and Volunteer Odyssey

Memphis, Tenn. – On May 22, in collaboration with A New Century of Soul Bicentennial celebration, United Way of the Mid-South, Wells Fargo and Volunteer Odyssey will host four community service projects across the city in celebration of the City of Memphis’ Bicentennial. Mid-Southerners are […]

 

A List of Memphis Museums

People coming from all over the world know about some of the things to do in Memphis. There is hardly a person alive who is not familiar with the annual pilgrimage that fans, artists and the like make to visit Graceland, the historic former home of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis […]

 

Buying a new home? Here’s how to calculate your property tax!

When talking to first-time home buyers, one of the constants I’ve come across has been the overall shock many feel at the amount of property tax they end up paying. There are always underlying expenses with most purchases, and home buying is no different. If you have already purchased a […]

 

Things you can do to get to know Memphis

You have plenty of things to do in Memphis. This city of more than 652,000 (making it the 25th largest in the United States!) is home to lots of attractions that can appeal to every appetite. Speaking of appetite, some of the best barbecue on earth is smoked and served right in Memphis. It is […]

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Party on top of the Peabody is back!

The Peabody is a mainstay building in the heart of downtown Memphis. While a number of businesses call the building home, at night during the summer it transforms into the life of the party. With an expansive rooftop bar and events taking place from April through August, there’s always something to do at the Peabody. […]

 

The entertainment lineup for Celebrate Memphis has been released!

For 42 years, Memphis in May has brought the world to Memphis by saluting the cultures of 38 different countries. But this year, instead of saluting a country, Memphis in May will honor a city. A city with a rich heritage and colorful history. A city whose culture has impacted the world, and is […]

 

5 Attractions & day trips near Memphis!

Let’s be honest. There are a million wonderful things to do in Memphis, which is why we get over 10 million visitors to our city every year. So where do we — as Memphians — go for day trips if we have the time and budget to get away? It’s tough, but here are five […]

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