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The University of Memphis
The University of Memphis maybe small by US standards, but is highly regarded when it comes to academics. With a great student-teacher ratio of 22:1, and a broad, well-organized range of schools and degrees, it is one of Tennessee's best.
America's Musical Soul
The greater Memphis area is quite busy, including nearby counties in Arkansas and Missisippi as it does. Memphis is home to a huge number of different faiths as well as races, and an enormous part of America's musical heritage.
My Memphis Neighborhood
If you want your housing to be close to school, the East Memphis/Colonial/Yorkshire area is the neighborhood where you'll be searching for an apartment. Southside and River Oaks/Kirby/Balmoral are also neighborhoods close to school. With a walkability score of only 69 out of 100, you'll be able to do without the car occasionally ... but will be fairly trapped without one. A car will expand your neighborhood choices, though!
Germantown is ranked one of the safest communities of its size in the Southeast - important in Memphis, and is a tightly knit community. This is one of the neighborhoods that offers you the best chance to study in peace, as well as getting to know the natural Tennessee.
At Home in Memphis
Memphis is one of the most affordable places to find apartment rentals in the entire United States - there is a huge selection of housing and apartments for rent for under $400 per month, and quite a few of these are clustered around the university district. The area around Parkway Village/Oakhaven is one of those with the densest housing options, and is not too far from University of Memphis.
Ribs and BBQ, Subs and Steak
Memphis is known as one of the heartlands of America, and you can find all kinds of traditional Southern fare in the area. When the cafeteria no longer appeals, Corky's Ribs and BBQ offers a tasty alternative, and if you have early classes, Brother Juniper's Breakfast and Brunch will be a lifesaver.
Memphis's nightlife is understandably focused on the blues, roots and soul music that the area is famous for. The Cove, a dive bar a short distance north of school, is a favorite hangout for students, while Epalenque and J&B Lounge are also popular.
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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.