East Memphis Community Information

As the largest city in Tennessee, Memphis is on the Lower Chickasaw Bluff above the Mississippi River, sitting at the mouth of Wolf River. Known for its roots as the birthplace of the blues and home to Elvis Presley, Memphis is much more than music.

First settled by the Mississippian culture and then by the Chickasaw Indian tribe, Memphis was founded by John Overton, James Winchester and Andrew Jackson. By the time of the Civil War, Memphis was already an important regional city because of its river trade and railroad connections. Still reliant today as a service and trading hub, the location has proven to be integral in Memphis’ growth and stability. Companies such as FedEx, AutoZone, Service Master, International Paper, and St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital call Memphis home.

Residents have a long list of available attractions and things to do in the area. Legendary Beale Street is the entertainment hub for the entire region with a plethora of bluesy nightclubs and restaurants. The South End Arts District is a mix of bars and bistros, while the FedEx Forum hosts several sporting events. Midtown hosts art schools, the Memphis Zoo and Overton Park, one of the largest urban parks in America. The Highland Strip is also a main entertainment area, especially with students from the neighboring University of Memphis. Additionally, with a long culinary legacy dominated by pork barbeque, East Memphis is host to plenty of locally owned restaurants to tempt the palate. Huey’s, Folk’s Folly, Neeley’s, Rendezvous, and the famous Paulette’s are resident favorites.

In addition to the legendary Memphis nightlife and attractions, there are captivating museums and family fun on the calendar every year. Take in one of several seasonal exhibitions held at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum, or visit Tennessee’s oldest and largest Memphis Zoo in the middle of Overton Park, check out a race at the Memphis Motorsports Park, TPC St. Jude Invitational Open Golf Classic, the Liberty Bowl or enjoy the Memphis in May International Festival. Music lovers have their pick with the Beale Street Music Festival, Sunset Symphony or the Annual Blues Music Awards. Plenty of cultural events include the Juneteenth Freedom Festival, the Choctaw Heritage Festival and Southern Heritage Classic. Of course, we can't forget Memphis’ most recognized resident, Elvis Presley. Celebrate his life in music for Elvis Week in August or Elvis Birth Week in January.

Whether it's the diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable real estate market, the music, the historical significance or the barbeque, East Memphis and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. The southern hospitality atmosphere comes from a community that is proud of its history and continuing development that are making Memphis an increasingly desirable place to live, work and raise a family.

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