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.

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Downtown

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.

Midtown

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.

All About This Neighborhood:

 

The Peabody Memphis wins ‘Best Historic Hotel’

The Peabody Memphis has been named ‘Best Historic Hotel’ in USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards! Known as the “South’s Grand Hotel,” The Peabody won 1st Place among a field of 20 historic hotels from around the country. The Peabody was the only hotel in Tennessee to be nominated. The top […]

 

Enhance your digital marketing skills with Google!

Are you a business owner in Memphis? Looking to enhance your marketing skills in this digital age? We’ve got the perfect event for you! On Friday, August 17th, you’re invited to attend a FREE workshop that coaches you on how to stay competitive online. You’ll learn things […]

 

The 31st annual Cooper Young Festival heads to Memphis

The annual Cooper Young Festival is approaching! The 31st iteration of the event will be held on Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it’s set to feature an abundance of fun outdoor activities for the whole family. These include—but are by no means limited to—those listed below. Shopping Ready […]

 

Spend a day at the Memphis Zoo

One of the most challenging aspects of choosing a place to live is balancing big-city activity and opportunity with small-town affordability and peace. Memphis represents the best of both worlds: a city that hums with activity, but can slow down long enough for you to enjoy it. One of the best […]

 

The Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest is back in town!

Young creatives across the United States are waiting for the chance to show off their hard work and creativity at the third annual Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Halloran Centre. This year’s event will once again be a hot […]

 

Best places to see public art in Memphis

For over 20 years, the Memphis UrbanArt Commission has been working to make Memphis an even more beautiful place to live. If you’ve happened to pass any of the artwork commissioned by the organization on your daily commute, you know how much the Bluff City benefits from the UrbanArt […]

 

The 30th annual Blues on the Bluff is here!

Festival season is upon us, and there’s a lot to look forward in the Memphis music world this summer. One of the biggest events of the year—WEVL Blues on the Bluff—is coming back in a big way for 2018, and we are really looking forward to it. Here’s what you need to know about the […]

 

Downtown Memphis may see a neighborhood grocery store soon!

Downtown Memphis has a lot going for it. Here in the heart of the city, you’ll find the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Gibson Guitars, the iconic A. Schwab Dry Goods and the historic Peabody Hotel—not to mention the Beale Street Entertainment District, which is home to enough bars, nightclubs and […]

 

The 2018 Great American River Run

Now that spring is in full swing here in Memphis, we can look forward to an incredible lineup of events and festivals. We’re particularly excited about the Great American River Run, a marathon and 5K race on Memorial Day Weekend that offers an opportunity to run, walk or jog through some […]