Known the world over as the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis is the place to go for music, barbecue, and fun!
Memphis is home to a population of more than 653,000 residents who enjoy the affordable housing and remarkably low cost of living that make it a popular city for living and raising a family. The median value of a single-family home in Memphis is approximately $95,900, significantly lower than that of the U.S. average. The city’s strategic location makes it a great place to work and do business, with more than 52,000 businesses from a variety of industries making their headquarters in Memphis.
Memphis is home to a wealth of opportunities for recreation and entertainment. Top attractions include the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Sun Studio, and Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, the legendary king of rock and roll. Beale Street is the city’s premier destination for live music, entertainment, and nightlife. Featuring three blocks of bars, clubs, restaurants, and retail shops, Beale Street is a National Historic Landmark and the official “Home of the Blues.”
For outdoor sports and recreation, check out Shelby Farms, a 4,500-acre urban park featuring fishing and paddle boating on more than a dozen bodies of water, or Mud Island River Park, a 62-acre riverfront park located in downtown Memphis that is home to the Mississippi River Walk, Mississippi River Museum, and Mud Island Amphitheater.
Memphis offers a host of family-friendly attractions, as well, that include the Children’s Museum of Memphis and the Memphis Zoo, an accredited facility ranked among the nation’s top zoos that is famous for its giant pandas, “Ya Ya” and “Le Le.”
Conveniently accessible via I-40 and I-55 and boasting the nation’s 4th-largest inland port, 3rd-largest rail center, 3rd-busiest trucking corridor, and 2nd-busiest air cargo terminal in the world, Memphis is a great place to live, work, and visit in southeastern U.S.