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.
Downtown Memphis is home to some of the most iconic and recognizable assets of Memphis. There’s the breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, the Peabody Hotel and their famous daily duck walk, the National Civil Rights Museum, world-famous Beale Street, the FedEx Forum, Auto Zone Park, the Orpheum Theatre, Clayborn Temple, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Bass Pro Pyramid and so much more.
Whether you’re a tourist or a lifelong resident, downtown Memphis has something for everyone. This is where you’ll see the best of our Memphis charm that makes sure no one is a stranger here. From our on-the-street ambassadors known as the Blue Suede Brigade, to bankers, to small business owners, students, and street musicians – we’re all family here.
There are nine individual areas inside downtown Memphis: Mud Island, a resort-like community where 5,000 people live just a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River; Uptown, which is just east of Mud Island and has been transformed with new housing; the Pinch District, which is home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Bass Pro Outdoor World; the Core/ Civic Center, which has traditional tall buildings housing businesses and residential spaces and represents where Memphis was born; Victorian Village is a historic area once known as “Millionaire’s Row” because of the many mansions in the area; the Edge District that lies between Sun Studio and Auto Zone Park and is seeing a resurgence with new businesses; the Medical District, where 30,000 professionals work in various medical capacities and 7,800 students attend the medical schools; World-famous Beale Street which is flanked by The Orpheum Theatre and the FedEx Forum; and finally South Main Historic Arts District, which was recently voted one of the most stylish streets in America by Thrillist.
Businesses headquartered downtown include AutoZone and ServiceMaster, and there are tons of restaurants and shops to keep you busy today. Visit downtownmemphis.com to learn more.
Being unique isn’t a trend here, it’s a way of life. Midtown is where you’re free to be yourself and sure to find a crowd where you fit in.
Midtown Memphis is one of the most desirable places to live in the city. It’s currently a seller’s market, so to snag that house for sale or sign the lease on a rental, you better act fast!
Midtown is also full of popular and locally owned pubs and restaurants: The Beauty Shop, James Beard Award-nominated chef Kelly English’s two restaurants, Second Line and Restaurant Iris, The Bar-B-Q Shop, Aldo’s, Central BBQ, Ecco, and so much more.
Centrally located in Midtown Memphis is Overton Park. At 342 acres, the park is home to the Memphis Zoo, which is consistently ranked as one of the top five zoos in the country, the Brooks Museum of Art, the Levitt Shell which features yearly free concert series, and the 126-acre Old Forest State Natural Area for biking, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.
Midtown also has several theatres and performance spaces: Theatre Memphis, Hattiloo Theatre, Ballet Memphis, and Playhouse on the Square. And annual block parties like the Cooper Young Fest that draws thousands of people from across the mid-south to enjoy the vibrant area’s amenities.
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