Finding Apartments for Rent in Memphis, TN
The Bluff City is a jewel in the heart of the Mid-South, and the perfect place to find an apartment that suits your needs. With low cost of living, a host of cultural attractions and a vibrant night life, the city of Memphis has a soul like no other. Once you come home to Memphis, you’ll never want to leave.
Best Neighborhoods in Memphis, TN
So where in Memphis should you settle down? That depends on your budget, your interests and your needs. Cooper-Young Historic District is a thriving city center. Downtown is one of the area’s most walkable regions and home to a wide array of business and corporate jobs. Midtown is an affordable neighborhood just east of Downtown, home to the Memphis Zoo and Brooks Art Museum and close to the University of Memphis. And East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire is a large neighborhood east of Midtown that’s home to the Memphis Botanic Gardens, Shelby Farms and the Pink Palace Museum. Memphis is a diverse city with a place for everyone—you’re sure to find an apartment you’ll love in this hip yet historic jewel on the Mississippi.
Cultural Attractions in Memphis, TN
There are cheap apartments in Memphis, as well as some top-tier townhouses and duplexes, near some of Memphis’s biggest cultural attractions. As a new resident of the city you’ll want to sample what the city has to offer, including the Brooks Museum and historic musical attractions like the Stax Museum and Sun Studios, where Elvis Presley once recorded. If you have kids, check out theChildren’s Museum of Memphis. Whether you have kids or not, it’s worth spending a day exploring the award-winning Memphis Zoo—or an evening at the annual Zoo Brew.
Speaking of Elvis, if you live in Memphis you’ll eventually be exposed to Elvis week—and it’s almost a requirement of living in the city that you've visited Graceland at least once. Graceland, Elvis’s famous home outside the city, is still curated as a tourist attraction and occasionally visited by family members.
Memphis is home to an astounding array of performing arts, from Ballet Memphis to Project Motion modern dance and from New Moon Theatre Company to Theater Memphis. There are always top-notch bands playing at the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street and at the Buckman Performing Arts Center. You’ll also want to check out live theater and concerts at venues across the city, including The Cannon Performing Arts Center and Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC).
Dining Out in Memphis, TN
When you live in Memphis, you have a world of ethnic cuisine and classic southern cooking at your fingertips. From Thai cuisine to dim sum or Ethiopian fare, the city has no shortage of cafes, restaurants, and hip nighttime venues to explore. If you’re on the east side, check out Bombay House, a little-known Indian restaurant tucked into a strip mall on Germantown Parkway with the best Indian food in town. For amazing Ethiopian food off the menu or buffet style, stop into Abyssinia on Poplar.
Memphis is barbecue country, so you’ll want to check out the BBQ Shop and Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous Ribs—a true downtown original. Barbecue lover? Check out the book “The Slaw and the Slow Cooked” by greater Memphis area native Ted Maclin and fellow pitmaster Jim Veteto. It’s a perfect summer read on the back porch or patio of your new Memphis apartment.
Nightlife in Memphis, TN
Memphis offers classic symphony, world music, improve comedy, a wide range of dance venues, and bars on the full spectrum from blues dive to neon rave. Whether you want to settle in with a few drinks and a few friends or dance all night, you’ll find a place to love in Memphis.
For a little added fun, take a trip down to Tunica, Mississippi, just across the state line, for a little casino night life. Apartments near the river or south of downtown are just a short drive from Tunica. Drinks are free while you play, and a range of casinos keeps things interesting. Play penny slots up to high roller games, or take the whole family!
Not much for the casinos? Go to Tunica for a little Americana! Check out the little independent “Hollywood” restaurant (not the big Hollywood casino)—where Marc Cohn once sang with a little-known blues queen named Muriel and immortalized her in the words of his hit “Walking in Memphis.” Have a delectable down-home lunch or dinner, check out the old black-and-white photos, and see the piano where Marc and Muriel played together.
Sports in Memphis, TN
The FedEx Forum, just off of Beal Street, is the basketball center of the city, where both the collegiate Memphis Tigers and the professional Grizzlies play. For football, check out the Liberty Bowl, where the new Tiger Lane makes tailgating nothing short of epic. Baseball fan? Memphis is also home to the Redbirds. The town’s legendary balmy weather makes for an excellent baseball environment. Watch the game from the stands with a frosty one—or catch the action from the window of one of several apartments that overlook AutoZone Park.
Weather in Memphis, TN
Memphis weather is amazing. The Mississippi river moderates temperatures, so it’s a little warmer than surrounding regions in the winter and a little cooler in the summer. That’s not to say it doesn't get hot! July and August can be pretty steamy, so you’ll want a place with air conditioning. But you’ll get four seasons in Memphis, see snow at least on occasion, and enjoy the temperate climate of the Mid-South all year long.View Apartments in Memphis, Tennessee
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