Memphis

Welcome to the home of blues and the birthplace of rock’n’roll. Memphis is the heartbeat of the southeast - chock full of delicious southern food, strong music, and diverse culture. Memphis is definitely the place to be.

City Overview

Over 650,000 people live in Memphis, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee and the 23rd most populous city in the country. We can thank Memphis for B.B. King, Elvis Presley, and the world’s best barbecue. University of Memphis, Rhodes College, and University of Tennessee Health Science Center are the top-rated universities in the city.

Cuisine

Have you ever had BBQ spaghetti? What about a vodka pie? Chances are that you haven't - but you absolutely should! A great first stop is Interstate Bar-B-Q on 3rd street to try their signature pork, barbecued and served over a plate of spaghetti. Pizza served with vodka cream sauce is the exciting brainchild of Aldo’s on South Cooper. There are many eclectic treats to choose from in this southwestern Tennessee city.

Culture

Music is king in Memphis. Every year, thousands of music lovers from all around the world flock to the city for Beale Street Music Festival. From the blues to jazz to trendy pop music - all genres play along nicely in different pockets of the city.

Demographics

Memphis is such a mixing pot. The city is 62% Black, 31% White, 5% Hispanic or Latino, 1% Asian, .02% Native American, with the rest identifying themselves as Other or Mixed races.

Landmarks

Graceland, Beale Street Historic District, National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, Rock and Roll Museum, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Mud Island, Shelby Farms, Memphis Zoo, Memphis Pyramid.

Outdoors

A rare taste of Japan can be felt at the Botanical Garden of Memphis; 100 acres have been dedicated to showcasing sprawling floral arrangements plucked from the most obscure parts of the world. Enjoy a weekend concert amidst the Kiku blossoms.

Finding Apartments For Rent in Memphis

Search many places for rent with Rentberry. Neighborhoods in Memphis have very distinctive landmarks and personalities, so be sure to read our neighborhood write-up below to find the best apartment or townhomes for rent. Want to live above the water? Look for duplexes or condos for rent facing the Mississippi River. Searching for a home with a Victorian bathtub? Apply filters by the most important amenities with Rentberry. What is the most important factor while searching for apartments? Location? Having a home with all utilities included? You can be as specific as you like while searching for properties in Memphis. You can select a gym, parking garage, high ceilings or anything else you’d like to be a part of the place you’ll settle in for a while. Looking for long-term apartments for rent with Rentberry is not only easy, but it also saves you a lot of time.

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Memphis Neighborhoods

Downtown Memphis

Just a stone's throw from the Mississippi River lies the downtown barrio. Trendy young professionals flock to the area because of diverse entertainment opportunities this district of Memphis offers. There's no shortage of lovely things to do. Listen to the blues at BB Kings Blues Club on Beale St or get down to some electronic music at Club 152 or drink yourself to Dublin at Irish pub Silky O’Sullivans. Look for condos or houses in downtown Memphis that start around $1,000 per month.

Victorian Village

Much like the name suggests, Victorian mansions line the streets of this eclectic neighborhood. Traipse between authentic homes repurposed as bed & breakfasts, bespoke hotels and one of a kind restaurants. Search for unique living spaces in Victorian Village for rent.

Midtown

Hipsters, political activists, leftists, and artists make up this super diverse neighborhood. If raging against the machine is your things - you're in the right place. Dive into craft beers at Earnestine & Hazel’s on South Main, or cheap cocktails at The Cove on Broad Avenue. Local artists pour into The Lamplighter Lounge on Madison avenue, collaborating over colorful stories and bottomless whiskey cocktails. Young artists looking for apartments in Memphis, Tennessee, flock to Midtown. Join them!

Frayser

This lush neighborhood is known for its rolling hills and plush greenery. For a lazy Sunday, you have a pick of beautiful parks to enjoy an afternoon BBQ. Locals flock to Davy Crockett Park, Firestone Park, or Rodney Baber Park for a relaxing end to the grueling week. Average homes for rent starting at $30,000 in Frayser.

Harbor Town

Harbor Town is the most laid-back neighborhood in Memphis. Residents move at 2 mph in this area. Enjoy a hearty helping of slow-broiled crawfish and gumbo from DeJavu restaurant on South Main, then slowly meander down to Westy’s on the same street for gracious servings of homemade apple pie. Townhomes for rent in Harbor Town start at $980 per month.

Uptown

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of a downtown? Head a few blocks north and revel in the quaint beauty of Northern Memphis. Check out Stax Museum, Shelby Farms Park, and Brooks Museum to learn about the history of Memphis. You can find studio apartments for rent here and single-family properties for a moderate price.

Cooper-Young

Cooper-Young is the happening neighborhood in the city. Craft beer lovers will want to visit Memphis Made Brewing Company on Cooper street and the local Irish pub Celtic Crossing. Vegans should try out Imagine Vegan Cafe for meatless versions of American classics like barbecue, fried chicken sandwiches as well as mac and cheese. You can find all kinds of apartments or houses for rent in Cooper-Young.