About Memphis

About Memphis

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

Specifics on what's happening in Memphis. News outlets, a City Guide, all about the surrounding communities in the Memphis Metro Area.

Ducks in a park

Wildlife Preserves & Parks

Observe undisturbed wildlife in several preserves and parks, Memphis' superb zoo, botanic garden. 

Grizzlies home game

Sports in Memphis

Sports enthusiasts have vast choices of professional and college sports in Memphis - NBA, minor league baseball, PGA golf, professional hockey, ATP and WTA tennis, college football and basketball.

Beale Street

Entertainment in Memphis

All types of music, museums, ballet, symphony, theater, festivals, landmarks, opera abound in Memphis.