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Memphis- City Information
Memphis has an estimated population of 670,100, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the third largest in the Southeastern United States, and the 19th largest in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, has a population of 1,280,533. This makes Memphis the second largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed only by metropolitan Nashville, which overtook Memphis in recent years. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's four major cities (traditionally including Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville). A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as the "Mid-South". Memphis has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons.
Memphis is the home of three Fortune 500 companies: FedEx Corporation, AutoZone Incorporated, and International Paper. In addition, Memphis is home to the pharmaceutical healthcare firm Schering Plough Corporation, serving as the company's research and development center. In 2006, a fourth Fortune 500 company, ServiceMaster, announced it was moving its corporate headquarters from Downer's Grove, Illinois to Memphis. In 2007, ServiceMaster became a private company. Other major corporations based in Memphis include Medtronic Sofamor Danek, First Tennessee National Corporation, Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., Thomas and Betts
Corporation, Mueller Industries, Fred's Inc., Verso Paper, Allenberg Cotton Co., Dunavant Enterprises, Accredo Health Group, Inc., GE Capital Aviation Services, Inc., Baptist Memorial Hospital, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Baker Donelson, among others. Corporations with major operations based in the Memphis area include Hilton Worldwide, Technicolor Home Entertainment Services, Smith & Nephew, Sharp Manufacturing, Brother International, and Harrah's Entertainment. The entertainment and film industry have discovered Memphis in recent years. Several major motion pictures have been filmed in Memphis, including Making the Grade (1984), Great Balls of Fire (1988), Mystery Train (1989), The Firm (1993), Cast Away (2000), Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Walk the Line (2005), Hustle and Flow (2006), and Soul Men (2008).
Memphis has a variety of unique and diverse neighborhoods that make up the character of the city. Some unique neighborhoods where you can find apartments to rent in Memphis and townhomes to rent in Memphis include: Central Business District, Medical District, Harbor Town, Victorian Village, Central Gardens, Cooper Young, Evergreen, Crosstown, Balmoral, Chickasaw Gardens, Colonial Acres, Galloway Gardens, River Oaks, White Station, Berclair, Binghampton, Douglas, Frayser, Hollywood, New Chelsea, Nutbush, Raleigh, Shelby Forest, Berryhill, Bridgewater, Cordova, Countrywood, Eads, Fisherville, Pisgah, Sycamore View, Oakhaven, Westwood, Whitehaven, Wolfchase, Capleville, Fox Meadows, Hickory Hill, Orange Mound, Parkway Village and Southwind. All of these neighborhoods are great choices for apartments for rent in Memphis, houses for rent in Memphis, homes for rent in Memphis and low income housing and section 8 rentals in Memphis. Use rentbits for all of your Memphis, Tennessee rental searches, including cheap apartments for rent in Memphis.
Memphis Culture and Living
One of the largest celebrations the city has is Memphis in May. The month long series of events promotes Memphis' heritage and outreach of its people far beyond the city's borders. There are four main events, the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and the Sunset Symphony. The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is the largest pork barbecue cooking contest in the world.
Memphis is the home of founders and establishers of various American music genres, including Blues, Gospel, Rock n' Roll, Buck, Crunk, and "sharecropper" country music (in contrast to the "rhinestone" country sound of Nashville). Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Issac Hayes and B. B. King were all getting their starts in Memphis in the 1950s. They are respectively dubbed the "King" of Country, Rock n' Roll, and Blues. Several notable singers are from Memphis, including Ruth Welting and Kallen Esperian.. The Metropolitan Opera began coming to Memphis in 1906, their first road show, but in the 1990s decided to only visit bigger metropolises. Well known writers from Memphis include American Civil War historian Shelby Foote and playwright Tennessee Williams. Novelist John Grisham grew up in nearby DeSoto County, Mississippi and many of his books are set in Memphis.
Memphis is the subject of many major pop and country songs, including "The Memphis Blues" by W. C. Handy, "Memphis" by Chuck Berry, "Queen of Memphis" by Confederate Railroad, "Memphis Soul Stew" by King Curtis, "Maybe It Was Memphis" by Pam Tillis, "Graceland" by Paul Simon, "Memphis Train" by Rufus Thomas, "All the Way from Memphis" by Mott the Hoople, "Wrong Side of Memphis" by Trisha Yearwood, "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn, "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" by Bob Dylan and "Memphis Skyline" by Rufus Wainwright. In addition, Memphis is mentioned in scores of other songs, including "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones, "Life Is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane, "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles, "Cities" by Talking Heads, "Crazed Country Rebel" by Hank Williams III, "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" by U2, and many others.
Memphis Colleges and Universities
Memphis is home to several institutions of higher learning. Colleges and universities located in the city include the University of Memphis (a comprehensive state university), Rhodes College (formerly Southwestern at Memphis), Memphis College of Art, Le Moyne Owen College, Victory University (formerly Crichton College), Christian Brothers University, Baptist College of Health Sciences (formerly Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing), Memphis Theological Seminary, Harding University Graduate School of Religion, William Moore College of Technology, Southern College of Optometry, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Graduate Health Sciences and Allied Health Sciences). Memphis also has campuses of Concorde Career Institute, ITT Technical Institute, Remington College and the University of Phoenix. The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry was founded in 1878 making it the oldest dental college in the South, and the third oldest public college of dentistry in the United States. If you are a student in Memphis, you will need student housing! Renbits is a great place to find student housing rentals close to all of Memphis's colleges and Universities. Use rentbits to find houses for rent and apartments for rent in the Memphis area! Use rentbits to find student rentals and apartments for rent and houses for rent near the University of Memphis!
Memphis Public Transportation
Public transportation in Memphis is run by the Memphis Area Transportation Authority (MATA). Each weekday, MATA transport nearly 40,000 riders throughout Memphis and the surrounding areas on 244 transit vehicles including paratransit vans, vintage rail trolleys and conventional accessible buses. MATA serves four cities in Shelby County and West Memphis in Arkansas. MATA authentic vintage trolleys offer a nostalgic trip to some of downtown's most notable attractions and a breathtaking view of the mighty Mississippi River along the magnificent Riverfront. If you are looking for apartments for rent or houses for rent near MATA in Memphis, be sure to check out rentbits! Rentbits can help you find the perfect apartment or house rental close to MATA stops in Memphis so that you are close to all of the action and excitement that Memphis has to offer!
Metro Memphis Cities and Communities
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