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Getting to Know Memphis, TN

Music lovers won't be disappointed in Memphis, home to legends like Elvis Presley and B.B. King. But the city has a lot more to offer than just its vibrant musical history! Memphis also features fascinating museums, beautiful landscapes and some of the best barbecue on the planet. Use ApartmentGuide.com to help you find the perfect apartment for you in Memphis, TN.

Memphis Attractions

If you can't get enough music, dining and nightlife, look to downtown Memphis for apartments near all the action. Families who want to be close to the Memphis Zoo might be interested in one of the great midtown Memphis apartments. Learn more about the nation's civil rights history at the National Civil Rights Museum, and if you're a full-time student, look for apartments in the Normal Station neighborhood to be near the University of Memphis.

 

Listen for soulful voices and slick guitar riffs as Memphis delivers night after night of world-class entertainment in spots like B.B. King's Blues Club. You can discover music history at places like the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Elvis Presley's Graceland and the studios made famous by Johnny Cash, or you can attend a live show at one of the many well-known music venues along Beale Street.

 

 

Memphis Apartments and Neighborhoods

If you're looking for a funky, arts-focused neighborhood that offers nightlife within walking distance, choose an apartment in districts like Midtown and Cooper-Young. Head to East Memphis and Cordova for family-friendly communities and a slower pace, or choose an apartment in Harbor Town to enjoy views of the mighty Mississippi River.

 

Apartments in Memphis, TN are not in short supply, and the sheer number of options can make your search more complicated. Apartment Guide has updated lists of Memphis properties organized by size, location, price and amenities, which makes finding apartments and rental homes in Memphis, TN easier than ever. Whether you need a small studio that accepts pets or a home on the Mississippi River, Apartment Guide has something that meets your needs.

 

Fun Things to Do in Memphis

In addition to the Mud Island Riverwalk and unique attractions like the Center for Southern Folklore, Memphis also lures residents outside with other free things to do like the Hampline bicycle path and the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park.

 

Basketball is big in Memphis, where the Memphis Grizzlies play NBA ball at FedEx Forum. If you're a football fan, watch the University of Memphis Tigers at Liberty Bowl Stadium.

 

Family Activities in Memphis

From quirky attractions like the Peabody Ducks at the Peabody Hotel to classic family fun at the Memphis Zoo and the Children's Museum of Memphis, Memphis has plenty of exciting family activities all year long. Here are our top five picks for the best things to do in Memphis with kids:

  • Mud Island River Park: Pack a swimsuit and hop on the monorail from central Memphis to reach this park with paddle boats and a scale-model replica of the Lower Mississippi River.
  • Children's Museum of Memphis: Set your little ones free to learn while they're having fun at this hands-on museum. Exhibits include a real fire engine, an art studio, a tree house and a model of the Mississippi River.
  • Memphis Zoo: Home to more than 3,500 animals, including Komodo dragons, pandas and giraffes, the Memphis Zoo routinely receives top marks as one of America's best zoos.
  • Peabody Ducks: Make your way to the Peabody Hotel every day at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to see five famous ducks get the red-carpet treatment in a tradition dating to 1940.
  • Pink Palace Family of Museums: From starry skies at the planetarium to dinosaur exhibits and a nature center with an underwater viewing area, this family of museums offers hours of educational entertainment.  

 

Memphis School Districts

Want to put your kids in the top schools? The Memphis area's best school districts are in the family-friendly eastern suburbs of Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown.

Memphis's Natural Beauty

Head outdoors and enjoy the beautiful scenery in Memphis. You can walk along the Mississippi River, ride on a riverboat or cycle on dedicated bike lanes. Parks like Mud Island River Park, Tom Lee Park and Overton Park offer plenty of greenery and welcome residents looking to play sports, have a picnic or just soak up the sun on the warm days that are so common in Memphis.

 

The Best Road Trips from Memphis

Tour the home of author William Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi, only 80 miles from Memphis, or make the two-hour drive west to explore breweries and more in Little Rock, Arkansas. Memphis is also just three hours from Nashville, TN, another must-visit destination for music lovers.