Downtown Memphis, TN Homes
Memphis and surrounding metropolitan area is home to over one million people and situated along the Mississippi River just east of Arkansas and north of Mississippi. Memphis is the 40th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and 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.
Where the Fun Happens
Memphis is a dynamic city with lots to see and do. The FedEx Forum Arena opened in 2004 and ushered in the resurgence of downtown Memphis. The Forum is home to the Memphis Grizzlies NBA basketball team, as well as the national powerhouse that is the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team. Other Forum events include major concerts like The Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Destiny's Child, along with major boxing events, ice shows, the circus, and more. These crowds keep local shops and eateries busy!
Another concert venue, The Memphis Cook Convention Center, features the state-of-the-art Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, which seats over 2,000 and is home to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. The center also features over 300,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.
Beale Street is a favorite of both local and national blues artists who play in its many nightclubs, or in adjacent Handy Park. The city's rich musical past is chronicled at the Memphis Music and Blues Museum, where you can hear rare recordings and see vintage memorabilia from Sun Studios and Stax Records. That history is what keeps music lovers from around the world flocking to Memphis to sample the blues, jazz, and rock 'n' roll that made legends out of artists like B.B. King and Elvis Presley.
Main Street is another attraction, with its turn-of-the-century trolley cars restored to their former glory, following the same paths as their post-Civil War, mule-drawn predecessors. The trolleys provide downtown employees and tourists with convenient public transportation that has an extra dash of timeless charm and is an exciting way to take in the sights.
No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings in Downtown Memphis. Get your Barbeque fix at the legendary Rendevous or Central BBQ. Grab some catfish at the Flying Fish, or stop in at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. If you’re looking for something lighter, stop at any of the unique coffee shops and cafes sprinkled around the area. For a special event, experience the elegance of Flight, Felicia Suzanna’s, Chez Phillipe, Itta Bene, or Cathrine and Mary’s. Or relax at one of the many bars and speakeasies like The Blind Bear, Local, or Bardog.
With its vibrant southern heart, historic heritage, and all the food and fun you could ask for, Downtown Memphis is the perfect place to call home.