Found in the southwestern corner of Tennessee, inside Shelby County, Memphis is found at the convergence of the Wolf and Mississippi River. Memphis is the largest city in the state, and third largest in the greater southeastern United States. If you’re thinking of moving to Memphis, you will be pleasantly surprised with the number of recreation and entertainment options.
Get to Know Memphis
Downtown Memphis rises from a bluff along the Mississippi River, while the rest of the city and metropolitan area encompass southwest Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. Since the city is a national transportation hub, you can expect to see many unique travel mediums. You’ll witness traffic from Interstate 40 and 55, barge traffic on the Mississippi River, the Memphis International airport (FedEx’s “SuperHub” facility) and several freight railroads that serve the city.
When moving to Memphis, you can expect a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. With weather being so heavily influenced by the Great Plains and the Gulf of Mexico, there can be drastic swings in temperature. Winter here can be mid to chilly with sporadic snowfall.
Regardless of weather, you have an incredible number of fantastic family-fun activities to choose from when moving to Memphis. One of the largest celebrations of the city is Memphis in May. The month-long festival promotes a series of events celebrating the heritage and outreach of its people. The four main events of the celebration include the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, The World Championship Barbeque Cooking Content and the Great River Run.
In June, the Memphis Italian Festival takes place at Marquette Park. For over 20 years, this festival has introduced musical acts, local artisans and Italian cooking competitions to Memphis. There are also chef demonstrations, the Coors light Competitive Bocce Tournament, a volleyball tournament and pizza tossing demonstrations. Also, don’t forget to check out the Cooper-Young Festival in September, a market and arts festival. This event attracts artists from all over North America and features local music, art sales, contests and displays. If you’re looking to have an almost monthly supply of large events, Memphis is your city.
But wait, there’s still more! Memphis has a wide and exciting collection of museums in the city. Check out the National Civil Rights Museum which provides a historical overview of the American civil rights movement and interpretation of historic and current issues. Next, you may be interested in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, founded in 1916 as the oldest and largest fine art museum in the state. The collection holds works from the Italian Renaissance, and French Impressionists and from 20th century artists. Then head over to the Pink Palace Museum, the Mid-South’s major science and historical museum. Inside you will find the third largest planetarium in the U.S. as well as an IMAX theater.
If you have some little ones with you, check out the Children’s Museum of Memphis. Here you will find interactive and educational activities for your children such as a skyscraper maze, airline cockpit (donated by FedEx), and a mechanics garage sponsored by AutoZone. Moving to Memphis will provide you an endless-amount of joy and entertainment.
Memphis Moving and Storage
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