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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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Harlem Week

Harlem Week

Online | wearememphis.com | Jul 18, 2019
Harlem, New York City and New York State honor Memphis’ 200th anniversary celebrating “A New Century Of Soul” between two iconic communities.
Old Dominick crafts 200 bottles of two-year-old Tennessee Whiskey in celebration of the Memphis Bicentennial!

Old Dominick crafts 200 bottles of two-year-old Tennessee Whiskey in celebration of the Memphis Bicentennial!

Online | olddominick.com | Jul 16, 2019
Each bottle features a different Memphian. Some are creators, some are leaders, some are activists, and some you’ve probably never heard of, but all helped give our city its soul!
Changes to Mud Island River Park bringing in more visitors

Changes to Mud Island River Park bringing in more visitors

Online | wmcactionnews5.com | Jul 16, 2019
Mud Island’s mini-makeover has caught the eye of tourists and even locals. An average weekend day last year saw about 100 visitors to the River Park. Now anywhere between 300 to 400 people come to take in the sights during the week.
9 Historic Hotels That Have Recently Undergone a Spectacular Upgrade

9 Historic Hotels That Have Recently Undergone a Spectacular Upgrade

Online | architecturaldigest.com | Jul 11, 2019
From the countryside of Japan to downtown Memphis, AD surveys those hotels that have beautifully married their historic design with modern aesthetics

Summer vacations that won’t break the bank

Online | abcnews.go.com | Jul 3, 2019
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Everything you need to know about Bartlett, TN

Tucked just 17 minutes east of downtown Memphis, Bartlett, TN is a suburban community that has lots to offer to visitors. It is also located in Shelby County and as of the 2010 U.S. Census, had more than 54,600 residents. It is steeped in history, having served initially as a stagecoach route for travelers heading westward from […]

 

Fun things to do in the ‘burbs in Memphis

There is no limit to the kinds of activities you can enjoy around Memphis. No matter what your interests are or what you like to do, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. However, your fun and excitement don’t need to end right in the city. There are plenty of other […]

 

If Game of Thrones Was Located in Memphis

Image: HBO Game of Thrones wrapped on Sunday, and let’s just say “it’s so hard to say goodbye.” As a faithful watcher of the show, it’s difficult to ignore the resemblance between the realm and the city of Memphis. One of the boldest comparisons is through the shared centering of families and […]

 

Things to do in the suburbs of Memphis

There is so much to see and do in Memphis that much of the great activities have spilled over into the local suburbs. You don’t need to be in the city center or one of the up and coming communities to experience Memphis. In fact, some of the most fun you’ll have is visiting a […]

Culture

The Memphis Guide to Arts & Culture

Art and culture are two of the important pillars that make up the city of Memphis, and the city is always looking for ways to share its heritage with the community. So, if you’re looking for ways to get out and explore Memphis culture, these are just a handful of examples of the incredible arts and culture […]

 

Best things to do in Memphis in August 2019

One of the things that makes Memphis such an incredible city is that there is always something to see and do. Whether it’s the middle of summer or the dead of winter, there is an event or activity for you to get out of the house and take in. No matter what your passions are, […]

 

Dive Into the History of Memphis Before You Visit

The city of Memphis is steeped in history. It might amaze you just how many important moments in American history took place in the city. There are plenty of tours and exhibits available throughout the city, all of which are fantastic to take in. However, the best way to truly dive in and learn […]

 

Facts about Memphis you did not know about!

Memphis is a city steeped in history. It’s also a city steeped in fun facts. You might be amazed by some of these interesting factoids and bits of information. Maybe you know some of these facts, but there’s a good chance you don’t know them all. So whether you’re from […]

 

How to celebrate Memphis’ Bicentennial!

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 […]

 

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 – […]

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The Memphis Food Bucket List: 7 Things You Need to Eat Before You Die

Memphis is one of the great food cities not just in the country, but anywhere in the world. With its location bridging both the American South and the Northern states, it has become a melting pot of flavors. Whether you live in Memphis or are just visiting, here are the top things you need to […]

 

“Soulin’ on the River” ft Lucky 7 Brass Band

The summer concert series “Soulin’ on the River” continues at The Grove on Mud Island River Park here in Memphis with the Lucky 7 Brass Brand. It’s a chance to get out of the house, enjoy the fantastic summertime weather and kick back while you take in the unique […]

 

Cool, hidden and unusual things to do in Memphis

You’re never without activities and things to do in Memphis. Whether you want to check out a new restaurant, a new club or a new art exhibit, you’ll find something that fits your outgoing desire. But what happens when you want to find something a bit out of the ordinary? Thankfully, […]

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