With little more than a half million residents, Memphis is known as the birthplace of the blues in America and locals are proud of their city’s reputation. It is a very diverse community that has low unemployment and low cost of living. It is a very fun city in which to live with plenty of apartments available for rent.
The cost of living in Memphis is about 12% below the national average making it a very affordable city. The median rent for apartments is $570 with the average apartment renting for about $470 a month. In addition to being the birthplace of the blues, Memphis is known for nurturing all kinds of music including country, classical, rock and hip-hop. If you’re looking to explore the musical scene then all you have to do is to find your way to Beale Street. After that, head on over to Graceland Mansion, the home of Elvis Presley, which is open of tours and sneak peeks into the life of the late music legend.
The weather is pretty good all year round in Memphis. It is sort of a cross between midwestern seasonal and tropic southern warmth. The city offers plenty of southern hospitality built around small town charm. It has the professional basketball team named the Grizzlies. It is also famous for Mud Island, which is a gigantic amusement park and home to the annual cotton carnival and festival.
The best place for finding an apartment is in the downtown Memphis area. More than ten thousand people call this massive urban area home, enjoying all of the amenities that come with urbane living. Downtown Memphis has a host of ethnic and American flavored restaurants, and nightclubs. It offers up all the barbeque and types of barbeque to answer any pork craver’s fantasy. Some of the best apartment rentals are located in Germantown, Bartlett, Lakeland, Vollintine-Evergreen, Cooper-Young, Collierville, and Central Gardens. There are even more affordable apartments clustered in and around the University of Memphis.
If you’re looking for a job in addition to a new place to call home, then you’ve come to the right city. Memphis is home to Fed Ex and is the major transportation hub for the northeast, southeast and southwest regions of the country. Other major industries located here include the healthcare, biomedical research, textiles, consumer goods, lumber, cotton and livestock. Recent years have seen a huge influx of high tech computer and electronic firms, as well.