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Overview of Memphis

When it comes to 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Memphis, the Downtown and South Main Arts District neighborhoods offer all the excitement and activity that will appease both long-time residents and those who are moving to the city. The heart of the world-renowned Memphis music scene is in this area, as well as a wealth of other establishments and events that make the city an inspiring place to live for young couples and professionals.

Vibrant, historic music scene

While Nashville is Tennessee's country music hub, Memphis is the state's historic epicenter of the blues, soul and rock 'n' roll genres.  

Much of that history took place in the South Main Arts District, particularly on Beale Street, and its imprints remain to this day. The Memphis Walk of Fame lies along this street, paying homage to greats like B. B. King and W. C. Handy. The famous statue of Elvis Presley, whose memory still looms large over the city, also resides in this corridor. 

Those want to relive Memphis' historic music scene - or perhaps just get better acquainted with it - can check out the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. In addition to exhibits and educational information about Memphis' music history and its key players, it also houses the first microphone with which Elvis sang in public.

Residents can also visit the iconic Sun Studios. Father of blues W. C. Handy made his first recordings at this location, and Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison have all recorded here as well.

The music scene in Memphis is not just a thing of the past, however, and walking around Beale Street at night will make that clear. The area is famous for its street performers, and there are plenty of bars and nightclubs that continue the city's rich tradition of great music, so you can easily find a spot to enjoy a performance and meal or cocktail.

Cultural activities

There are also many organized events that allow you to take part in the rich culture of the city. The Memphis International Jazz Festival also takes place in the South Main Arts District each year, paying homage to the role the city's musicians have played in shaping the jazz genre over the years.

The South Main Arts District also features cultural festivals in which music still plays a key role, though perhaps a less central one. Memphis in May is a month-long celebration of the city's cultural and culinary heritage, while Africa in April Cultural Awareness Month features a wide array of events highlighting the traditions of the area's African American community.

Hip spots to eat, drink and relax

With so much to do, you'll surely find you're ready to sit down and relax before long, and the South Main Arts District has you covered. There are plenty of excellent restaurants that offer unique, inspired takes on traditional southern fare, as well as a number of bars that offer upscale cocktail and beer selections. If it's not yet dinner time or happy hour, consider sitting down with a book and an Americano at Bluff City Coffee.

Camden Grove - Cordova, TN 38016
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(11)

Cordova, TN 38016

$795 - $995

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cordova, TN

(11)

$795 - $995

552 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lynnfield Place - Memphis, TN 38119
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(4)

Memphis, TN 38119

$685 - $975

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memphis, TN (Germantown, River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral)

(4)

$685 - $975

400 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Bridges at Germantown - Germantown, TN 38138
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Germantown, TN 38138

$965 - $1510

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Germantown, TN (River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral)


$965 - $1510

252 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Madison Humphreys Center - Memphis, TN 38120
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Memphis, TN 38120

$858 - $1999

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memphis, TN (Germantown, River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral)


$858 - $1999

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Harbor Island - Memphis, TN 38103
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Memphis, TN 38103

$1100 - $2500

1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Memphis, TN (Mud Island, North Memphis)


$1100 - $2500

134 Units 1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Monticello - Memphis, TN 38115
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Memphis, TN 38115

$763 - $1412

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memphis, TN (Hickory Ridge-South Riverdale, Oakhaven)


$763 - $1412

202 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Grand Island - Memphis, TN 38103
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(40)

Memphis, TN 38103

$1010 - $1895

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memphis, TN (Mud Island, North Memphis)

(40)

$1010 - $1895

192 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Belle Harbour - Memphis, TN 38103
13

Memphis, TN 38103

$990 - $2356

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memphis, TN (Mud Island, North Memphis)


$990 - $2356

217 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pecan Grove - Walls, MS 38680
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(3)

Walls, MS 38680

$800 - $1180

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Walls, MS

(3)

$800 - $1180

152 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerset at Lakeland - Lakeland, TN 38002
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(12)

Lakeland, TN 38002

$779 - $1229

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Island Park and Harbor Town Square - Memphis, TN 38103
13

Memphis, TN 38103

$890 - $2230

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memphis, TN (Mud Island, North Memphis)


$890 - $2230

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Estates at River Pointe - Memphis, TN 38103
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Memphis, TN 38103

$891 - $1670

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memphis, TN (Mud Island, North Memphis)


$891 - $1670

400 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Orleans at Walnut Grove - Cordova, TN 38018
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Cordova, TN 38018

$949 - $1319

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cordova, TN (Cordova-Appling)


$949 - $1319

276 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Vineyards - Germantown, TN 38138
13

Germantown, TN 38138

$885 - $1650

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Germantown, TN (River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral)


$885 - $1650

200 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Centennial Gardens - Memphis, TN 38125
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(86)

Memphis, TN 38125

$763 - $1263

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memphis, TN (Windyke-Southwind)

(86)

$763 - $1263

432 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Walnut Hill - Cordova, TN 38018
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Cordova, TN 38018

$830 - $1470

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cordova, TN (Cordova-Appling, Germantown)


$830 - $1470

360 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Hamilton at Turman Farms - Horn Lake, MS 38637
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(3)

Horn Lake, MS 38637

$730 - $950

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Westbury - Memphis, TN 38125
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(5)

Memphis, TN 38125

$805 - $1462

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Memphis, TN (Windyke-Southwind)

(5)

$805 - $1462

350 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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