Best Neighborhoods in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis is the biggest city in Tennessee and the 3rd largest in the southeast United States. Founded in 1819, Memphis is the youngest of the four major cities in Tennessee. Memphis is named after the ancient capital of Egypt. Memphis' International Airport is the world's busiest cargo airport. Memphis is the home of three Fortune 500 companies: International Paper, Autozone Incorporated and FedEx Corporation. Memphis is famous for hosting the Indie Memphis Film Festival, and the Memphis International Film and Music Festival.

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Average High - 71.2, Average Low - 31.3


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Crime Rate

The crime rate in Memphis has been a steady decline since 2006.

Top Neighborhoods

Mud Island is more of a peninsula than a island, and is the home to the Mud Island Museum and Amphitheatre. The housing stock in the area ranges from riverside mansions to modest sized houses, condo and apartment communities in the northern portion of the area. Mud Island is only minutes away from historic Redbird Stadium, Peabody Place, the FedEx Forum and Beale Street. Its close proximity to these areas avails the residents of Mud Island great opportunities for shopping, experience fine dining, live entertainment, and great nightlife.

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Cooper-Young is a neighborhood in midtown and is described as one of the most eclectic communities in the area. . Cooper-Young is a historic district and interestingly enough, was once home to the Elvis Impersonator Shrine. Each fall, Cooper-Young plays hosts to the Cooper-Young Festival. During the festival there is live musical performances, arts and crafts vendors, and a 4 mile run to get things off on the right foot. . The neighborhood is increasingly considered one of the trendier, accepting, artistic and "hip" areas of the city, and shows evidence of successful urban revitalization.

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Cordova is a recently annexed neighborhood in Shelby County. Cordova is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the Memphis area. It still retains much of its suburban feel and some areas remain unincorporated. This is one of the busiest retail areas in the city of Memphis, while still giving nod to its historic railroad past. The housing stock in Cordova is very reasonably priced and it is convenient to the largest mall in the area, Wolfchase Galleria. There are single family and multi-family homes, condos and apartments to choose from. Residents of Cordova have both private and public school options to choose from.

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Collierville is a quaint neighborhood that was incorporated as a town in 1870. Collierville has grown exponentially to almost 40,000 residents. Collierville has escaped a lot of the hustle and bustle of urban life and even suburban sprawl. Collierville has managed to stay homey. Collierville is host to the headquarters of FedEx, and a Pepsi distribution Center. With its tree lined streets and neatly maintained homes, Collierville is considered a great place to live.

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Germantown is a suburban neighborhood, whose economy is derived from its commercial and retail sector. The neighborhood also has somewhat of a rural feel with several horse farms housed in its borders. Germantown has some of the most expensive residential real estate in the area and some of the best schools. Germantown also has more acreage devoted to parks than any other town in the state With more than 20 parks in the area, each resident lives less than a half mile from one or more green ways.

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Arlington is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Memphis and is described as Shelby County's "best kept secret" as it continues to retain its quaint and cozy small town feel. Arlington was founded by past president, Andrew Jackson's nephew, Samuel Jackson. It doesn't seem as if Arlington has been able to be kept a secret as the neighborhood has experienced a great deal of growth in the past few years. The houses in Arlington are reasonably priced and new construction on the playground of dreams has just been completed.

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