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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Memphis

i like my neighbors because we have all been here a very long time. i also like the night lights that shire brightly at night.

Nice neighbors, lots of close shopping centers, several Parks around, we even have a dog park, rent are affordable, food prices are affordable too, gas prices are cheap

I like the fact that older people are apart of this community and have lived here for a longtime to see what's going on

It is very safe. There are businesses near by that can accomodate most needs. It is safe to walk around in at night.

The Wendys up the street is a decent place to go the the drive through, I would not walk there. I have to leave my neighborhood for a quiet park.

The neighborhood is unique because it's where I grew up. The only place I like to go with my children is the park.

Who Lives Here

Memphis Demographics

Education

High School

46%

Associate's

30%

Bachelor's

16%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

44%

3 people

25%

4 people

17%

5 people

7%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

58%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

3%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

13%

20-45

36%

45-65

24%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Memphis?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$1228$1075$1092$1297
Jan '24$1238$1075$1105$1297
Dec '23$1257$1062$1110$1262
Nov '23$1346$1065$1105$1225
Oct '23$1367$1040$1105$1225
Sep '23$1409$976$1085$1230
Aug '23$1365$995$1125$1300
Jul '23$1372$1038$1118$1360
Jun '23$1349$1037$1110$1375
May '23$1299$992$1102$1097
Apr '23$1374$980$1097$1097
Mar '23$1362$998$1085$1122
Feb '23$1255$990$1106$1140

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Memphis

Memphis Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

24%

15-30 Mins

49%

30-40 Mins

18%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4141

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 93 of 131 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 85 of 131 renters

Percentage: 4848

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 66 of 131 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Retail

Things To Do In Memphis

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 25% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 13% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Memphis has a lot of style.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 31% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Memphis is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 56% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Memphis is prime for park lovers.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 16% more parks than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 49% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Memphis scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 32% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Memphis draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 35% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Memphis gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 49% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Memphis is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 44% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Memphis Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 114 of 131 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 104 of 131 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 101 of 131 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 99 of 131 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 95 of 131 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 91 of 131 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 86 of 131 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 85 of 131 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 76 of 131 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 74 of 131 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 74 of 131 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 74 of 131 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 70 of 131 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 71 of 131 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 75 of 131 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 90 of 131 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 90 of 131 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 107 of 131 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 107 of 131 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 110 of 131 renters

Memphis Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Memphis

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Memphis, TN

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN 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 apartments for rent in Memphis.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN MEMPHIS

Apartments in Memphis 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.

  • Crosstown: This neighborhood is ideal for those who love living in a historic district with modern amenities. Located within this community is the Crosstown Concourse where you can walk, shop, eat and enjoy some incredible entertainment.
  • Downtown: If you can't get enough music, dining and nightlife, look to downtown Memphis for apartments near all the action. Ten minutes north of Downtown is Harbor Town, which offers stunning views of the mighty Mississippi River.
  • East Memphis: Head to East Memphis and Cordova for family-friendly communities and a slower pace. You’ll find upscale shopping at the Laurelwood Shopping Center, which showcases designer fashions. This area is also known as a large business district, so if you live and work here, your commute will likely be a short one. Plus, there’s an abundance of diverse eateries that are perfect for your daily lunch break or taking your significant other out for a lovely dinner date.
  • Hickory Hill: Located in this middle-class neighborhood are multiple high-rated schools and churches. It’s best to have access to a vehicle if you live here as commutes average around 25 minutes. If you’re looking for something fun and different to try, make sure to check out Cricket Ground, home of the Memphis Cricket Club.
  • Midtown: If you're looking for a funky, arts-focused neighborhood that offers nightlife within walking distance, choose an apartment for rent in Midtown. Families who want to be close to the Memphis Zoo might be interested in one of the great midtown Memphis apartments, too.
  • Mud Island: Do you love being by the water? Then, the Mud Island neighborhood is the community for you! On the western border of this peninsula is the Mississippi River with Wolf River Harbor on the eastern border. Mud Island Riverwalk is a great place to visit and is only a short walk from downtown Memphis. Mud Island River Park hosts outdoor concerts and an 18-gallery museum.
  • Parkway Village: If you love to travel, this neighborhood is for you. The Memphis International Airport is nearby with flights throughout the U.S., as well as to Cancun, Mexico. Medal of Honor Park is also located in this neighborhood. The average commute is around 25 minutes. Apartments in the area range from studios to three bedrooms. Residents give this neighborhood four out of five stars for affordability.
  • Raleigh: If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, Raleigh is an ideal community. Within its boundaries are multiple parks, including the John F. Kennedy Park. Many families live in this area and they give the schools in Raleigh four out of five stars. They give the same rating for the affordability of apartments for rent and the cost of living in this neighborhood.
  • Southwind: Looking for something more upscale? Southwind is an affluent neighborhood in the southeast corner of Memphis. Residents say the area is peaceful with well-maintained homes. It’s family- and pet-friendly. It’s easy to get around on foot and residents feel that the neighborhood is safe and secure.
  • Whitehaven: If you love Elvis, you might want to consider a move to Whitehaven, which is home to Graceland. The famed mansion has museums full of everything Elvis, from his clothes to his cars. There’s also a plaza and souvenir shops. Nearby, you can treat yourself to fancy restaurants and glitzy hotels, as well as Elvis-themed diners. Of course, there are things to do in this area that don’t involve Elvis, such as T.O. Fuller State Park, the ideal destination for a game of golf or a nice day of hiking. Interestingly, despite all the glitz and glamour of the Graceland mansion, residents in Whitehaven say the neighborhood is quite affordable, giving it five out of five stars.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN MEMPHIS

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.

Memphis is home to multiple unique attractions like the Center for Southern Folklore. The city also lures residents outside with other free things to do like the Hampline bicycle path and the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park.

Here are some other fun things to do in Memphis.

  • World-class entertainment: 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.
  • National Civil Rights Museum: Located on Mulberry Street, this museum provides the opportunity to learn more about the nation’s civil rights history. You’ll have access to 40 films, over 260 artifacts, interactive media and much more.
  • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium: If you're a football fan, watch the University of Memphis Tigers at Liberty Bowl Stadium. Of course, basketball is big in Memphis as well, so make sure to head out to FedEx Forum to see the Memphis Grizzlies play NBA ball.
  • 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.
  • 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 on Central Avenue. Exhibits include a real fire engine, an art studio, a treehouse and a model of the Mississippi River.
  • 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.

GETAWAYS 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.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN MEMPHIS, TN

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Memphis that match your needs.