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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.

#BringYourSoul

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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In The News

The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2019: Big Cities

Online | moviemaker.com | Jan 16, 2019
Memphis is one of the best big cities to call home and “Action.”
The CLTV Is Shifting The Black Arts Narrative In Memphis To New Heights With Gallery Opening

The CLTV Is Shifting The Black Arts Narrative In Memphis To New Heights With Gallery Opening

Online | madamenoire.com | Jan 14, 2019
The CLTV is a commune of Black creators who are continuing the rich, creative legacy embedded within the city’s framework.
How A Memphis Food Hall Is Transforming Refugee Lives And The Community

How A Memphis Food Hall Is Transforming Refugee Lives And The Community

Online | npr.org | Jan 2, 2019
At a time when refugees are feeling less welcome than ever in the U.S., a group of them have built new lives in a Southern city by sharing their food and culture with locals.
The best places to travel in 2019

The best places to travel in 2019

Online | goodmorningamerica.com | Jan 2, 2019
Frommer’s editorial director Pauline Frommer shares her top getaways for every type of traveler.

Startup now worth more than $1B seeks incentives, is moving headquarters to Memphis

Online | usatoday.com | Dec 17, 2018
Startup darling Indigo Ag announced that they will be bringing hundreds of new jobs to Downtown, Memphis
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Activities

Enjoy sunshine and exercise with Explore Bike Share Memphis!

Explore Bike Share has come to Memphis, TN, and is taking the city by storm with a bike-sharing network sure to help Memphians get their blood pumping and their heart rates up just in time for the sweltering heat of summer to be coming to a close. So, now that Explore Bike Share has opened its doors, […]

 

Fun Things to do in Memphis

  If you are planning a visit to Memphis anytime soon, there are certain destinations and activities you’ll want to make time for during your trip. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a group, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Memphis. Must-see Memphis attractions Overton Park […]

 

Hanging out in East Memphis? Here are some fun things to do!

The lush neighborhoods of East Memphis offer up some of Memphis’ finest food, not to mention opportunities to explore expansive outdoor spaces and absorb Memphis culture. 

 

See the historic Memphis Central Station in all its glory!

Memphis is full of historic landmarks, pavilions, and more. Many of these are still standing and structurally sound after many decades. The history of Memphis Central Station Railroads played an important role in the growth of Memphis, which has served as a commercial hub for years. The […]

Arts

The CLTV: Welcoming Home Black Artists

Here in our very own city of soul, The Collective, otherwise known as The CLTV, operates within its powerful mission to elevate and empower black artists by creating a foundation for artistic development, infrastructure expansion, and social impact of Black artists in Memphis. Through hands-on professional and creative development, The CLTV assists black artists to […]

 

Memphis Shines On the Cusp of Its Bicentennial

Memphis garnered a slew of accolades during its 199th year as a city. From travel and tourism to dining and entertainment to sports and recreation, the Bluff City took the spotlight. Tennessee’s second largest city shone in the New York Times this year when the publication ran “36 Hours in […]

 

How Crosstown Arts is influencing the Memphis art scene

  Crosstown Arts is having a huge impact on the Memphis artscape. Today, the integrated venues provide spaces for exhibition, music performances, film, and video screenings, and workshops and programs for visiting artists—and the current program for Memphis artists is set to be expanded […]

 

7 celebrities you didn’t know were from Memphis

Take a gander at these seriously talented individuals who hail from Memphis, Tennessee. Celebrities from Memphis include: Justin Timberlake, who was born in Memphis to Lynn and Randall Timberlake on Jan. 31, 1981. This former “Mickey Mouse Club” regular and Man of the Woods also has several […]

 

Top Memphis restaurants for your 2018 Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up, and you know what that means. It’s a time when friends and families gather together, discuss who will bring what, determine who will host and ultimately plan an elaborate annual feast that brings everyone together to give thanks. But whether because of extenuating […]

 

Literacy Mid-South Promoting Lifelong Learning here in Memphis

Tony Allen unwittingly captured the spirit of Memphis with his now famous quote: “It’s all heart. Grit and Grind”. It’s true – Memphis is all heart and we Memphians grind harder than most just to make it. This is evident even when it comes to literacy. In Memphis, 1 in 7 adults do not read […]

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Memphis has a new football team with a legendary head coach!

You heard that correctly folks, Memphis has a new professional football team called the Memphis Express! If that wasn’t enough for Memphis football fans to celebrate, Memphis Express also features NFL legend Mike Singletary as head coach! Needless to say we’re all pretty excited about this. Memphis Express’ inaugural game is set to kickoff on 02/16/2019, and […]

 

Love Barbecue? Here’s How to Make Memphis Style Ribs

There’s something about Memphis style ribs that sets them apart from other types of barbecue. Some say it’s the sauce. Others say it’s the meat that makes them so special. Either way, if you ask fifty people, you will get fifty different answers. Everyone has their own […]

 

6 Unique Places to Check Out in Memphis

Too often, visitors only see a handful of major attractions and miss some of the unique parts of the city that make Memphis great. There is plenty to see, do, eat, drink, learn, experience and enjoy in Memphis, but getting off the beaten path is part of the full Memphis experience! We are […]

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