The perfect place to call home is Memphis. The neighborhoods are so diverse, with an eclectic mix of character and culture that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in Tennessee or Mississippi! Memphis is a great place to live because it has so many neighborhoods that are all unique. There’s the eclectic Downtown area with its music clubs, artsy centric Midtown environment for people who love galleries and museums or want access to nature.
This fashionable neighbourhood in the city centre, known as the funky, artsy sector, is possibly Memphis’ most varied neighbourhood. On one block, you’ll discover large, historic mansions with wraparound porches and stately columns, but just a few streets over, you’ll find decrepit apartments. Midtown residents are passionate (and a little arrogant) about their neighbourhood.
Hipsters, political progressives, elderly hippies, and artists of all stripes call this neighbourhood home. In Midtown, Overton Square is home to a strange collection of pubs and restaurants ranging from the laid-back New Orleans-themed Bayou Bar & Grill to the classy Bar Louie and the live music venue Lafayette’s.
Dive bars including The P&H Cafe, the Buccaneer, and The LampLighter are also frequented by crust punks and artists. Midtown is regarded for having the city’s most diverse culinary scene. Try The Crazy Noodle’s Korean-style ramen, Pho Binh’s fried tofu buffet, Bari Ristorante’s premium Italian dishes, Trolley Stop Market’s pizzas topped with local meats and fruit, or Bhan Thai’s famous curries.
Overton Park, dubbed the “crown jewel of Midtown,” is a 342-acre public park with a natural forest area, running trails, a dog park (dubbed Overton Bark), a lake, a golf course, the Levitt Shell amphitheatre, and plenty of green space for picnics, Frisbee, soccer games, or simply relaxing on the grass.
This historic district is the city’s most well-known neighbourhood. It’s unquestionably the most fashionable. The neighbourhood is largely residential, although there are a few colourful mom-and-pop coffee shops, fashionable eateries, and vibrant local pubs that surround the 1920s bungalows.
Young progressive families with children, artists, hipsters, and a vibrant LGBTQ community are among the residents.
Scene in the bars and restaurants: Cooper-laid-back Young’s taverns and modest cafes epitomise the city’s laid-back vibe. There’s real Irish pub Celtic Crossing (try the Galway shrimp & grits for brunch), craft beer bar Hammer & Ale (sample before you buy), art-school kid hangout Young Avenue Deli (award-winning French fries), and Memphis Made Brewing Co.’s craft beer taproom.
Check out contemporary American eatery Sweet Grass for a gourmet farm-to-table dinner, or Tsunami for a taste of the Pacific Rim. Imagine Vegan Cafe, the city’s most popular vegan cafe, serves down-home, meat-free dishes like “chicken” and waffles or vegan bacon cheeseburgers.
The Cooper-Young Trestle is a 150-foot-long steel sculpture that incorporates miniature cottages modelled by real-life homes in the area. Jill Turman, an artist, created the piece in 2000, and it has served as the neighborhood’s welcome mat ever since.
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The historic Sears Crosstown headquarters is now the focus of a burgeoning artists area. The vast 1.4 million-square-foot structure in the heart of the neighbourhood stood dormant for years, but it’s now being refurbished and renamed as Crosstown Concourse, a cutting-edge medical/arts/education facility. Since that time, a vibrant arts district has sprung up around the Concourse, and while gentrification is evident, the humble homes of individuals who have lived there for decades have remained.
Young professionals, musicians and artists, as well as lower-income families that have lived in the area for a year. People travel from all around the city to see local and national punk/hardcore acts at the Hi Tone on a nightly basis (and the tallboys of PBR are cheap). The Pumping Station, one of the city’s few remaining homosexual pubs, is located in Crosstown.
Midtown Crossing Grill serves some of the city’s greatest pizza, as well as vegan banh mi sandwiches and Philly cheesesteaks. Midtown Crossing is a true neighbourhood pub that also hosts art shows and comedy nights with local comedians. Crosstown is home to the city’s only hula-hooping workout studio. Hooping is taught at Co-Motion Studio, which also sells light-up LED hoops and, of course, unicorn and cat leggings.
The hustle and bustle of Downtown may be found just a few blocks from the tranquilly of the Mississippi River. The neighbourhood is bustling with office workers during the day, but at night, it transforms into a vibrant entertainment centre with restaurants and pubs packed with locals and tourists.
Empty nesters and hip young professionals who have sold their suburban homes in favor of condo living. The Beale Street Entertainment District, which is a bit of a tourist trap, is located in downtown Memphis. However, if you’re looking for a crazy night of bar hopping, this is the place to go. Rum Boogie Cafe and B.B. King’s Blues Club sit beside dance clubs like Club 152 and the Irish pub Silky O’Sullivan’s, and the street is blocked to vehicular traffic.
Take a seat on one of the many restaurant patios along the Main Street Mall for a more relaxing evening. The Majestic Grille serves fine dining in an ancient movie theatre that has been turned into a restaurant. For a slice of pizza and a nice beer, go to Aldo’s Pizza Pies, or go to DeJavu for a taste of New Orleans. Beale Street Landing, a river cruise boat port, has an observation deck with magnificent views of the Mississippi.
There’s a playground for the kids (the only public playground Downtown), a gift shop with tacky products, and a restaurant and bar with a covered patio where you can (safely) watch thunderstorms pass by.
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Harbor Town is an unusual mix of premium townhomes and condos overlooking the Mississippi River, located on small Mud Island on the northern border of Downtown.
Harbor town is home to well-to-do young families and empty nesters. Because Harbor Town is a small town, food and drinking options are limited. Residents can be found watching the Grizzlies game and eating burgers at Tug’s Casual Grill or enjoying a more elegant evening with handcrafted drinks and continental-style fare at Paulette’s, as the area is relatively separated from the rest of Downtown.
Greenbelt Park is home to Cafe Eclectic, a neighbourhood coffee shop that serves gourmet coffee drinks and picnic box dinners. Miss Cordelia’s Grocery carries basic groceries as well as locally made dry goods, craft beer, and deli meals to go.
Harbor Town and Mud Island share Mud Island River Park, a free public park with a 2,000-foot-long scale recreation of the Lower Mississippi River. Paddle boating or wading in a small river.