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Are you planning a move to the Bluff City? Jobs in Memphis are leading thousands to our city each and every year. We’ve helped hundreds of individuals working with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in Memphis make their move to the Bluff City. For more than 30 years, Marx-Bensdorf has helped relocate workers for jobs in Memphis for healthcare organizations, financial institutions, and more.
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Memphis is a thriving city with plenty of history, culture, great home values, and plenty of attractions and events. Southern hospitality is at its finest, and you won’t find neighbors anywhere else in the world like you will in Memphis. Plus, our food is phenomenal, and it’s worth a trip just to experience the best BBQ you’ve ever had. See for yourself why Memphis is referenced in songs across multiple genres more than any other city in the world.
Like many thriving metro areas, Memphis includes a variety of neighborhoods, each with their own aesthetic and attractions. Whether you enjoy city life and live music or you’re a small town kind of guy or gal who prefers to live in the quiet suburbs with a quick commute, there’s a place for you in Memphis. Here’s what you need to know about the most popular areas in Memphis.
Downtown Memphis has a unique vibe all its own. With local, one-of-a-kind restaurants, concert venues, sporting events, and more, downtown offers its own appeal to those looking for events, entertainment, and urban life. From art galleries and boutiques to coffee shops and pubs, you’ll find dozens of unique and exciting places on South Main and Beale Street.
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Downtown Memphis also boasts several charming and historic lofts and condos available at incredibly reasonable prices even young professionals can enjoy. Many condos for sale in Downtown Memphis are just a short walk away from all the city has to offer, including:
FedEx Forum - Home of the Memphis Grizzlies
AutoZone Park - Home of the Memphis RedBirds and the Memphis 901FC
Mud Island River Park
Biking and Hiking Trails
For those who enjoy the appeal of downtown Memphis’s urban amenities and attractions but prefer a backyard or more living space, Mud Island’s Harbor Town offers beautiful homes on tree-lined streets just a few short minutes from downtown’s best shopping, dining, and attractions.
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Nestled between downtown Memphis and East Memphis, Midtown offers a short commute for many residents who work in the city’s financial and healthcare districts. With charming historic bungalows, arts districts, community farmers markets, and laid-back feel, Midtown is popular among young professionals and families alike who seek adventure, charm, and walking distance to the best local bars, restaurants, and more.
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From the Memphis Zoo and Overton Park to the newly renovated Crosstown Concourse, Midtown offers plenty of amenities and attractions Memphians from all over the city seek. Check out the abundance of bungalows, four squares, and stunning historic estate homes for sale in Midtown Memphis.
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East Memphis is one of the most popular residential areas among working professionals seeking a short commute, community attractions, and proximity to both Downtown Memphis and Midtown Memphis. Known for its traditional neighborhoods with spacious yards and abundant landscaping, great local dining spots, and unique shopping vendors, East Memphis offers a unique appeal to any new Memphian.
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Germantown is Memphis’s most upscale suburb boasting high-end shopping and dining at Saddle Creek and Thornwood along with stately and historic homes in tree-lined neighborhoods. From an award-winning community theater and performing arts center to a community farm park and dozens of hiking and biking trails and more than 29 parks, Germantown is a popular location for both families and fitness fanatics.
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Young families with children as well as 40- and 50-somethings looking for a quiet yet attractive suburb with close proximity to many of Memphis’s healthcare and financial business centers make their home in Germantown.
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Collierville is one of the fastest growing suburbs in the country thanks to its convenience to Memphis, award-winning school districts, outstanding community amenities, and the Norman Rockwell quintessential town square. It’s no wonder Collierville was voted Parade Magazine’s 2014 “Best Small Town in America.”
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Collierville’s award-winning schools and incredibly low crime rates are what appeal to many residents looking for a safe suburb which offers everything you need nearby. Many Colliervillians also appreciate the phenomenal community amenities including the Lucius and Elsie Burch Library, a variety of parks and outdoor areas, and variety of shopping and dining options.
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As a nearby suburb with outstanding public schools, affordable home values, and a historic, small-town feel, Arlington is a popular area in Memphis for homebuyers with children. As a safe and quiet suburb with parks and easy access to Memphis interstates, Arlington residents enjoy the quiet comforts of small town life without the hassle of the suburb commute you might find in Houston or Atlanta.
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Arlington also boasts some of the newest and most affordable neighborhoods in the Memphis metro area. With affordable estate lots and starter homes alike, it’s easy to see why Arlington is a popular choice for 30-somethings moving to Memphis.
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Bartlett, Cordova, and Lakeland each offer affordable home values in desirable locations with convenient access to major roads and shopping centers. Bartlett’s public school system and Lakeland’s growing neighborhoods also offer plenty of beautiful yet affordable homes for any price range.
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Whether you’re in town to visit family or you’re making Memphis your new home, there’s plenty to see and do in the Bluff City. Here are our recommendations for the top 5 Memphis attractions for families and individuals alike.
The Memphis Zoo is undoubtedly one of the most unique in the country. With free admission every Tuesday for Memphis and Shelby County and unique animal exhibits, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Just a few of the exhibits featured include:
Animals of the Night: Bats + More
Aquarium: Exotic Fish, Eels, + More
Africa: Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Rhinos, + More
Cat Country: Lions, Tigers, Red Pandas, Panthers, + More
China: Pandas, Koi Ponds
Northwest Passage: Wolves, Grizzly Bears, Elk, + More
Teton Trek: Polar Bears, Black Bears, Sea Lions, + More
Tropical Bird House
Once Upon a Farm: Goats, Chickens, Donkeys, Horses, + More
The Pink Palace has a unique and storied history as a large castle-like residence which never finished construction under its original owner. The large estate is now a public museum featuring an IMAX Theater, planetarium, seasonal and permanent exhibits, and more. Current exhibits featured include:
Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
Natural History of the Mid-South
Cultural History of the Mid-South
The Art of the Beale Street Music Festival
The Pink Palace family of museums and attractions also includes:
CTI 3D Giant Theater
Lichterman Nature Center
Coon Creek Science Center
The Mallory-Neely House
The Magevny House
Graceland may be known as the home of the King of Rock N’ Roll, but many are unaware of the astounding amount of history on display at Graceland. From a tour of Elvis’s private home and gardens to a large garage featuring his favorite cars and a tour of his airplane, guests are able to experience so much more than a simple stroll through the gates of Graceland. Don’t forget to stop by the cafe and try Elvis’s favorite, the peanut butter and banana sandwich.
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As the location of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the National Civil Rights Museum has a unique history which features an interactive view at history. Permanent exhibits offer a look at what life was like for people of color before, during, and after the Civil Rights Movement, while Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubbman, and Dr. King are honored as well. The National Civil Rights Museum also recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with the unveiling of the MLK50 Exhibit which explores the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King and other Civil Rights Movement leaders.
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Beale Street is one of Memphis’s most exciting attractions, and for good reason. Live music, great food, and great beer combine in one location for an unforgettable experience. From the Beale Street Music Festival and Memphis in May to year-round art museums, coffee shops, local boutiques, a mercantile, and more, Beale Street and South Main offer plenty to see, do, and taste.
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It’s always a good idea to have important city and municipal phone numbers on hand when moving to a new location. Here are the important Memphis phone numbers you may want to keep on the fridge or in a safe location for when you need them.
Animal Shelter: 901.362.5310
Department of Motor Vehicles: 901.367.3639
Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County: 901.937.3900
Library: Memphis LIbrary Services: 901.415.2700
Shelby County Sheriff (Emergencies): 901.222.5875
Shelby County Sheriff (Patrol): 901.222.5883
Trash and Recycling: 901.576.6851
Utilities: Memphis Light, Gas, and Water: 901.544.6549
Ready to find jobs in Memphis and make your move to the Bluff City? Once you’re ready to make your move to Memphis, let us know! Our team of Memphis realtors offer Memphis relocation services to help you find the right home in the right area for you.
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