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Moving to Memphis? Here are Some Tips!

Located in the southwestern corner of Tennessee, Memphis is home to many and offers a lot to love. Memphis had a population of 655k+ in 2012, making it the second largest metropolitan city in the state (first is Nashville), as well as the largest city along the Mississippi River. Memphis is a city known for rock music, delicious barbecue, and of course, Graceland. But what else is in store if you move to Memphis? We’ve got a few pointers for you in case you decide you’d like to move to town.

The weather:

Memphis is in the South, so you can bet there is humidity. The city has a humid subtropical climate with four varied seasons. Summers can be very hot and steamy, with humidity coming from the Gulf and Texas regions. Brief afternoon thunderstorms are common in the summer months.  Fall months can be pretty much like an extension of summer well into October, eventually becoming cool and rainy in November and December. Winters are mildly chilly, with sporadic snowfall accumulating to less than four inches.

Where to live:

Downtown Memphis is the city's oldest district, overlooking the Mississippi River. It is home to many beautiful historic homes, especially in the Victorian Village. The Main Arts District, located in the southern section of Downtown. Midtown Memphis is the city's eclectic center for food, shopping, and entertainment. With a diverse population, vintage homes, specialty stores, playhouses, restaurants, and down-home bars are home in the city's thriving music scene.

Where to send kids to school:

The Memphis City Schools system merged with the Shelby County School District in 2013, meaning the initial system that served 100,000 students has now grown significantly. There are also many private prep schools and religion-affiliated institutions in the region, including Briarcrest Christian School, Evangelical Christian School, First Assembly Christian School, and Lausanne Collegiate School and St. George's Independent School. For higher learning, notable universities in the area include the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Memphis College of Art, Harding School of Theology, Baptist College of Health Sciences and University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

These are a few of our things to consider before you make the move to Memphis. Of course, there are plenty of other things to consider, such as employment, entertainment, living costs. Find out how Memphis can help you achieve your dreams and we look forward to seeing you here!