Why memphis

Memphis Has Momentum

Memphis is known around the world for its increasing momentum. Companies and individuals around the world are moving to Memphis to take advantage of its low cost of living, great commute times, and entertaining culture of music, food and festivals. Our economic development is booming with large expansions of Liberty Park, Downtown, Union Row, Pinch District, Poplar Plaza and more! Memphis plans to keep the momentum going with its strategy for continued growth, Memphis 3.0, committing to be “a city that anchors growth on strengths of the core and neighborhoods; a city of greater connectivity and access; a city of opportunity for all.”

There’s Fun for Everyone

Memphis has something fun for everyone to take part in. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast looking for a game of golf or tennis, or prefer to watch basketballfootballbaseball or soccer, Memphis has a jersey for you.

Nature lovers will appreciate the limitless scenery and outdoor adventures with over 3,200 acres of parkland throughout the city. Enjoy some family time at famous destinations like Shelby Farms Park, Botanical Gardens, the Memphis Zoo and Tom Lee Park. Adventure seekers and festival fanatics can find out all that’s going on in the ilovememphisblog.com, updated weekly with events across the city!


Entertainment and Night Life

Fun fact, Memphis is mentioned in more songs than any other city in the world.  Our rich music history lives on today through Sun Studio, Stax Records, and Beale Street.

Our rich music history drives our passion to continue entertaining. From the shows of the Orpheum and Hattiloo to the music of Memphis in May, Memphis attracts top theatrical and musical talent from around the world.

Great Cost of Living

Memphis continues to boast one of the best costs of living in the nation at 12% lower than the national average.

A Taste of Memphis

Memphis is known around the world for its delicious Barbeque, Wings, and Chicken. Memphis is crowned Pork Barbeque Capital of the world thanks to its more than 100 barbeque specialty restaurants throughout the city:

Memphis is home to many other famous establishments like Jerry’s Snow Cones , Gibson’s Donuts, and Arcade Restaurant .  Not to mention, many breweries like Wiseacre , Ghost River , and Memphis Made Brewing that started their journeys here in our city.

A City of Rich History

Memphis is remembered for its’ historical influence during the Civil Rights Movement. The National Civil Rights Museum walks through the history of the civil rights movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present.


Memphis has many engaging museums that allows visitors to explore the history and artistic skills of many well-known artists:

  1. Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
  2. National Civil Rights Museum
  3. The Children’s Museum of Memphis
  4. Fire Museum of Memphis
  5. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
  6. Memphis Music Hall of Fame
  7. Dixson Gallery and Gardens


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