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It's the largest city in Crittenden County, but that doesn't exactly mean urban -- West Memphis has a population of about 26,000. West Memphis may be in Arkansas, but it is named in honor of its sister city, located directly across the Mississippi River -- Memphis, Tennessee. West Memphis sits along the Arkansas/Tennessee border, providing residents with easy access to all of the attractions, food, music, and culture of Downtown Memphis.
The bluesy vibe of Memphis has influenced West Memphis, and that's especially true in the Downtown district, where the shops and restaurants along Broadway are a major draw for residents and visitors. Blues singers often perform here, and the city's "Blues on Broadway" event is one you won't want to miss.
As of October 2017, the average apartment rent in West Memphis, AR is $406 for a studio, $439 for one bedroom, $522 for two bedrooms, and $765 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in West Memphis has increased by 2.5% in the past year.
You haven't had great Southern food until you've had Arkansas soul food and barbecue. The Mississippi River makes a great source for oysters and other seafood. Check out the Bourbon Street Steakhouse for some great cuts of meat and amazing BBQ, and Soul Fish Cafe for seafood and soul food. Their blackened catfish is some of the best in the world. You also have easy access to Memphis Tennessee, where you can shop at the Memphis Farmer's Market to pick up some fresh, locally grown produce.
West Memphis is served by the MATA, Memphis Area Transit Authority, the same bus system running through Memphis and the rest of the area. The bus service in West Memphis isn't quite as extensive as it is in Memphis, but it's serviceable. West Memphis covers about 26.6 square miles, and once you get to the right neighborhood, you'll find it fairly walkable, but if you really want convenience, a car will make life a little easier than a bus pass. The bus service will get you where you want to go, but it might be a bit of a walk to and from the nearest stop, depending on where you live, work and hang out.
West Memphis really is a beautiful town. Not too big, not too small, and in driving distance to Memphis and Little Rock, West Memphis is a great place to be if you want to take in Southern culture without living deep in the woods or right in the heart of a big city. Convenience and quiet, great music and great food are what West Memphis is all about.
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