About Memphis

Memphis Bridge

Situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Memphis is the metropolitan hub of a five-state area known as the Mid-South. Home to more than a million residents, the greater Memphis area offers something for everyone. Residents of Memphis enjoy a relatively low cost of living, the purest water supply in the country, more trees per square mile than any other city, a temperate climate, four distinct seasons, and the hospitable atmosphere and pace of the "City of Good Abode."

A wide variety of affordable housing exists to suit almost any lifestyle. Choices range from high-rise apartments and renovated downtown lofts overlooking the river to a seemingly endless array of single-family homes in the area’s numerous metropolitan, suburban, and rural neighborhoods.

Memphis skyline
Information About Memphis
For more information on Memphis, contact the Memphis Chamber of Commerce or see the official Web site for the City of Memphis, or search for specifics on what's happening in Memphis. For news and weather, visit the Web sites of Memphis' local television stations. Learn more about surrounding communities in the Memphis Metro Area.
Wildlife Preserves and Parks
Naturalists enjoy the opportunity to observe undisturbed wildlife in several preserves and parks, and Memphis has a superb zoo. Hunting, fishing, and boating on area lakes are popular pastimes. The cultural crown jewel of the Mid-South, Memphis Botanic Garden has more than 96 acres of sweeping vistas.
FedEx Forum
Sports in Memphis
Sports enthusiasts can choose among college basketball and football, professional basketball, professional minor league baseball, a PGA golf tournament, professional hockey, a PGA indoor tennis championship, the Autozone Liberty Bowl, and a horse show. Events of all kinds are held in the FedExForum. For those who prefer to participate, there are facilities and organizations for almost all sports.
Beale Street
Entertainment in Memphis
The blues were born in Memphis, but all types of music abound in Memphis—the fourth largest recording center in the nation. Memphis is home to symphonies, museums, festivals, a large selection of restaurants and nightspots, and of course, Beale Street and Graceland.