599 apartments for rent in Memphis, TN
Guide to Memphis
Memphis Apartments For Rent
For a city so young, Memphis has a fascinating history. As the youngest of Tennessee’s four major cities, Memphis is also the largest. As a city ranked as the best major US metro area for beginning and developing a business, as well as a city that is home to nine Fortune 1000 companies, Memphis is a top place to live, work, and play.
Memphis is known as “America’s Distribution Center,” serving the northeast, southeast, and southwest regions of the country. The city has one of the country’s largest inland ports and is the national headquarters for the Fed Ex air-courier company. Healthcare and related activities such as medical education and biomedical research are Memphis’s largest industries, bringing over $5 billion a year to the local economy.
Things to Do in Memphis:
Memphis is the place to be if you are seeking tasty barbeque! This city is home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll. When you get there, make sure you go see Elvis Presley’s house. Tourists flock to Memphis just to tour his home, which is still exactly as he left it. This fascinating tour includes iPads and headphones to inform you about the legendary Elvis. It has to be on your list after renting an apartment in Memphis.
Cozy Corner is arguably the best BBQ place in town. Even for someone who is not into BBQ, this would still be a pretty good place to eat! It is not touristy, but a top-secret “hole in a wall.” Like the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover!
Feel like busting loose after a great meal? The place to go in Memphis is the Rumba Room, located in the artsy and oh-so-cool South Main District downtown. This club is a hidden gem that you definitely want to check out, even if you have never salsa-danced in your life. The vibe is so fun and so positive and the crowd is really diverse.
If you are seeking child-friendly entertainment, the Children’s Museum is the first best stop to check out. Just look for big, huge blocks that spell out “CMOM,” standing for Children’s Museum of Memphis. Inside they have an actual disco room for the kids to dance with their selected song; there is a television where the kids can get on stage to see themselves on screen to shine and karaoke to their favorite songs from a clean versed playlist. Anything you can imagine, they have it for the kids; a lake to catch pretend fish, a train, a grocery store, a movie theater, a bank and a real car to drive! Well, not literally, but it is there, along with an actual fire truck to learn precautions to take being in a vehicle.
Benjamin L. Hooks is the best library in town. The children’s section is particularly awesome- a forest of brightly-colored trees lines the entrance. The section itself is huge and offers books, computers, a small stain-glassed reading area in the back, as well as a huge room for story time. This enticingly furnished and decorated area is ideal for small bookworms.
What to Consider When Moving to Memphis:
Consider the areas you think would be a good fit for you. If you prefer a more suburban location, then try East Memphis. This area is really close-knit and includes a variety of chain stores and fast-food restaurants.
If you need a more artsy feel, you should consider moving closer to the Memphis Zoo in midtown. The homes built there are really unique and coming home to your Memphis apartment after work would be your first priority.
If you prefer a busy vibe, then downtown is where the people walk along the sidewalks of the Mississippi River. The view is amazing from the apartments. The parking could be a little tough to acclimate to, but overall the benefits outweigh this disadvantage.
Being a college student and having to commute is also a considering factor. This is vital being that you have to be on time for class. If you want a bit more privacy and independence from a dorm room, on-site apartments in Memphis would be a great option.
Another thing to think about is easy access. No car? No problem! The MATA Bus is of service to citizens that need to get to work, school, or leisure activities. At the terminals, you will find handy booklets and nice representatives that will guide you to where you want to go. The Civil Rights Museum has recently been renovated into a beautiful facility filled profound facts about legendary people such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.
The low cost of living in Memphis is great for families or singles wanting to start up and save. The apartments in Memphis are built well and are relatively large. The weather is usually mild –except for the summer! It can be scorching hot on summer days — but that just means you can have fun in the sun! Take a trip to the zoo on Wednesdays because it is free. Leave a little early — lines of cars stretch the streets to get in the zoo during summertime.
Want to see a good game? The Memphis Grizzlies are a team that loves their city. When they have a home game at the FedEx Forum, Memphians come out and support the team wearing all the Grizzly gear that you can find just about anywhere in town. A team member, Zack Randolph, gives back to Memphis consistently just as well as he dribbles the basketball. He has partnered with MLGW and MIFA to pay electric bills and food for people who are less fortunate.
Why Memphis Apartments Are Hot:
The straightforwardness and blunt-speaking natives of Memphis are warm-at-heart and very welcoming. The city is filled with music, great food, and fun!
When you move to Memphis, just come as you are! The cool bit of it all is the positive acceptance you will receive. In Memphis, you’ll find a home surrounded by people that are determined and friendly. Residents of Memphis come from all walks of life to form a true melting pot.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Concorde Career College
- University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Southwest Tennessee Community College
- Lemoyne-Owen College
- Baptist College of Health Sciences
Nearby Military Bases
- Of course, visiting Graceland–home of Elvis Presley–and enjoying the tours, on-site restaurants, and gift shops.
- Strolling down famous Beale Street, the birthplace of rock n’ roll, home to clubs, cafes, art galleries, and more.
- The 70-acre Memphis Zoo is home to 2,800 animals, a petting farm, and even a seasonal ice rink.
- Memphis is surrounded by natural beauty, including the Wolf River, home to lush wetlands and pristine forests.
- Cruising the Mississippi on an old-fashioned river boat or skimming the water’s surface during an exhilarating airboat ride.
- Exploring history at the Davis Manor Plantation, the Cotton Museum, and Casey Jones Village.