The University of Memphis Off Campus Apartments
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You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog, going to the University of Memphis. Well you ain’t never rented an off-campus apartment and you ain’t no friend of mine. There is an easy way to become my friend, and that is to rent an off-campus apartment. I can’t promise that Elviswill be your friend, because he’s dead. (Or issssss he????) Maybe if he had aspirations to go the University of Memphis he wouldn’t have let himself go and gone into hiding. Why is the U of M so flippin’ great? Because everybody in the whole school block likes dancin’ to the jailhouse rock. Another reason is that the U of M has a variety of majors and research opportunities, and focuses on preparing students for life after college by teaching them the practical and theoretical skills for being successful. Professors are approachable and ready to give one-on-one help in office hours. When the Memphis Tigers aren’t studying, they are playing hard at football, soccer, baseball, basketball etc. IM sports are also a great way for students to get involved in athletics and meet people. “I Want You I Need You I Love You” Most people don’t know that this famous Elvis tune was written about his off-campus apartment in Memphis. Renting an apartment is easy in this town as there are plenty of complexes surrounding campus that are both affordable and desirable. To make things even easier for prospective renters, our apartment guide is available to help you search for a place and location that works for you. Living off campus gives students the chance to get all shook up about living in such a swingin’ town that is full of history and things to do. Campus is only fifteen minutes from downtown, and is surrounded by great hangout spots like Poplar Avenue and Beale Street, which are full of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. Most students get around Memphis on bike or by way of the MATA bus, so getting around is just a shake rattle and roll. Once you get your new apartment and nail the bus system, there will be nothing keeping you from hitting up every single bar in Memphis, and slowly but surely, becoming a fat Elvis version of yourself from all the beer consumption. Don’t be a £ Let’s not blame Elvis for getting fat. Everyone is allowed to put on their Freshman Fifteen and when he died, (by “died,” I mean “went into hiding”) he lost all the weight anyway. People often see the new and improved Elvis hanging out in spots like the Bardog Tavern, sippin’ on a lite beer. Most don’t recognize the King because of his new body and reconstructed plastic face, but I promise you that you probably also sat next to him at Hi-Tone Café and witnessed him bobbin’ his head to the tunes of the local bands that play there. If the King of Rock N’ Roll chose to place Graceland in Memphis, TN, then you know that this town has gotta be poppin’. Take advantage of going to school in the area and rent an off-campus apartment so you can play the “Where’s Elvis” game all day every day.
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I've got dogs. What are the best places in Memphis for being outdoors with pets?
Tom Lee Park is a mile and a half long stretch of land running along the banks of the Mississippi River. The natural beauty and various community events held at Tom Lee Park make it a popular destination for Memphis locals. And since the park is dog friendly, many pet owners choose to bring their four-legged-friends with them to bask in the sun and enjoy a day surrounded by nature. Another Memphis dog-friendly park, Shelby Farms, is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. and features several lakes and ponds, open areas, and a large leash-free area for dogs.
What's the weather like in Memphis?
Memphis' climate can be separated into four distinct seasons; however, due to the fact that it sits right in the middle of the Sun Belt, this city sees more sunny days each year than Miami. The year-round climate is comfortable, with long, warm summers and short, mild winters. Rainfall is well distributed and snowfall is scarce. So pick up a pair of sunglasses and be prepared to barbeque year-round in Memphis.
Is Memphis famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Memphis is famous for its tasty, juicy, greasy, messy, fall-off-the-bone- Barbeque! The two rivaling local favorites include Charles Vergos' Rendezvous on South 2nd Street and Corky's Ribs and Barbeque, located on Poplar Avenue. Rendezvous is a laid-back hole-in-the-wall joint serving up to-die-for dry ribs, as well as tender, moist brisket, and a slew of delicious sides. Another must-try is the BBQ Nachos- heaps of tortilla chips slathered with cheese sauce and barbeque sauce, and loaded with shredded chicken and pork. Corky's was featured on the Travel Channel for their smoky wet or dry ribs, delicious pulled pork, and infamous hush puppies (Be sure to order extra as these babies go fast!). Corky's also boasts a lively atmosphere, great prices, and delectable desserts like the banana pudding served with vanilla wafers and cake bits- Yum!
What areas of Memphis are safe for walking around at night?
Central Gardens is a beautiful and safe Memphis neighborhood. Located near the University of Memphis, Central Gardens boasts charming historic homes with friendly neighbors always wandering about, and a police station right next door. Germantown is another Memphis neighborhood well known for its safety and low occurrence of crime. Some more affordable safe neighborhoods in Memphis include Collierville and Lakeland.
Does Memphis have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Graceland is probably the most famous attraction in the Memphis area and features Elvis' mansion, grave, and collection of automobiles and airplanes. At the nearby Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, famous musicians sometimes pass through to pick up custom guitars or to play a set at the Gibson Lounge. Built out of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot in 1968, the National Civil Rights Center offers an overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form. Other museums in Memphis include the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, the Ornamental Metal Museum, and the Fire Museum of Memphis.
Is Memphis a good place for younger people?
With a population of close to 650,000, Memphis is a good place for young people. Nearly 11 percent of Memphis residents are between the ages of 18 and 24, while another 16 percent falls between 25 and 34 and 27 percent between 35 and 54, leaving 28 percent under the age of 18 and 18 percent over the age of 55. With plenty of bars and restaurants, as well as a very active music scene that rivals Nashville's, Memphis has a very active nightlife. Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living in Memphis is 26 percent lower than the US average, making it a good place for young people on a budget. However, be prepared to drive; Memphis is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country.
How much are utilities in Memphis?
The cost of utilities in Memphis 6 percent lower than the average of US. With very hot summers and cool winters, combined average monthly utilities, which amount to about $200 a month, will vary widely depending on the season. Other factors include the size and age of your house, how many members are in your family, and how hot and cool you like to keep your house. Generally, electric will be highest in the summer, while gas will most likely be highest in the winter. Since winters don't get too cold, however, the gas bill shouldn't get too high.