Finding Apartments for Rent in Olive Branch, MS
Olive Branch, MS nearly straddles the Tennessee and Mississippi state line and is considered a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. A part of the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is considered to be one of the fastest growing suburbs in the country over the last 10 years.
Those looking for an apartment near Olive Branch have a world of options. There are a number of outstanding neighborhoods and towns throughout the Olive Branch area. These include Whitehaven, Southaven and Horn Lake. If you want a more laid back lifestyle on quiet suburb streets, you should look for an apartment within Olive Branch itself. The entire region is well supported by a robust transit system in the Memphis area.
Top Neighborhoods in Olive Branch, MS
Olive Branch, Mississippi caters to middle class workers and families. The DeSoto County School District has earned the state of Mississippi's highest ratings. Neighboring Whitehaven, Tennessee is more commercialized, with plenty of corporate chain stores and restaurants mixed in with the local shops and art galleries. Horn Lake, Mississippi has an industrial feel to it. A number of apartment renters in this community use the public transportation which takes people to and from the different areas containing factories and office space.
Sports in Olive Branch, MS
For all intents and purposes, an apartment seeker should consider Olive Branch to be Memphis South when it comes to its sports interests. A number of residents are big fans of the local sports teams across the border in Tennessee. The Tennessee Titans are by far the most popular professional team in the area, with a large and rabid NFL fan base.
Those who enjoy college sports will see a lot of orange throughout the region. The University of Tennessee has a very successful athletic department, with top teams in football and basketball. Most weekends you will find local residents at one bar or another, cheering on their favorite college or professional teams.
There are a number of community programs run by the city that also encourage residents, especially kids, to participate in sports. Fishing in particular is a popular choice for kids and adults of all ages.
Nightlife in Olive Branch, MS
Olive Branch, MS is unique in that it is influenced by the music scenes in two different states. Everyone knows that Memphis, Tennessee is a big music town and Olive Branch certainly follows suit, with plenty of pubs that will show live entertainment featuring country music and rock and roll, popular throughout the state of Tennessee. But being a Mississippi town, Olive Branch is also influenced by the culture of the Mississippi River Delta located further south. The delta is considered to be the birthplace of the blues, and its influence can be felt in Olive Branch and surrounding neighborhoods. Suffice to say, if you enjoy great live music, you will have a number of different options on any night out in the Olive Branch region.
You can pretty much consider that a resident of Olive Branch has access to all of the best nightlife in Memphis, in addition to what's going on along the Mississippi side of the border. One popular night spot among locals in Olive Branch is The Crossing Bar & Grill. Its located on Hacks Cross Road and is popular for two different reasons. It frequently features live music with local musicians and it is also known to be a fun spot to go to for sports games on the weekends.The atmosphere can get rowdy at times. It's been described by some locals as a localized version of a Buffalo Wild Wings.
Weather in Olive Branch, MS
Olive Branch has weather that is much like the rest of the Deep South. Temperatures can come in at over 90 degrees throughout the summer and the thermometers bottom out around 40 degrees in the winter.
The Olive Branch and Memphis area receives a moderate amount of rain each year, with the largest amount coming during the spring time. It is not as prone to tornadoes and other bad weather as some cities closer to the Mississippi River Delta, but getting some renter's insurance that protects against bad weather is still a good idea.View Apartments in Olive Branch, Mississippi
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