Memphis has year-round easy living, with a moderate climate and lots of sunshine that allow for golf and other outdoor activities to be played in every season. Almost all precipitation is rain, with a very few snowflakes in the winter months. The Memphis geography is ideal for trees, shrubs, and plants, as the rich soil holds on to enough moisture to nurture the most majestic of trees. Visitors are often quick to point out the way the city is blanketed with trees, making the spring and fall seasons especially breathtaking.
Located on the Mississippi River just east of Arkansas and north of Mississippi, Memphis and the surrounding metropolitan area is home to over one million people. The 40th largest metropolitan area in the U.S., Memphis sits in the southwest corner of Tennessee. Within the Memphis MSA, or Metropolitan Statistical Area, are the counties of Crittenden, Desoto, Fayette, Shelby and Tipton.