South Memphis, Memphis, TN

South Memphis Neighborhood Guide Memphis, TN

About

South Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee, is a vibrant neighborhood, noted for its rich African American culture and historic significance. It is bordered by major highways, including I-240 and I-55 making it easily accessible. The area is also home to the legendary Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the South Memphis Farmers Market, a place that celebrates local produce and homemade goods.

What You Will Love About South Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

  • The cultural richness due to the strong African-American heritage that has shaped the area.
  • The community's strong emphasis on local and organic produce available at the South Memphis Farmers Market.
  • Its effortless access due to its adjacency to several major highways.
  • The inspirational Stax Museum of American Soul Music, showcasing the history of American soul music.

What's Nearby

South Memphis is just a short drive away from the heart of downtown Memphis. Besides, it is in proximity to the Mississippi River, perfect for scenic strolls and the Tom Lee Park, a popular spot for outdoor activities.

Lifestyle

South Memphis offers a mix of urban and suburban lifestyle, adorned with historic charm. It's a community-centered neighborhood where residents enjoy a variety of local events, farmers markets, and access to beautiful park spaces, reflecting a laid-back yet bustling lifestyle.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 115 restaurants, 41 grocery stores, and 22 parks within a mile of the South Memphis neighborhood.

  • SHOPPING
    Luttrell Belting & Supply Co.

    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.4 miles

    311 E Belz Blvd

  • SHOPPING
    Southgate Shopping Center

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    0.5 miles

    1979 S 3rd St

  • GROCERY
    Kroger Fod Strs Plse Snd All Crrspndnce To Krgr Fd

    Retail, Drugstore, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    1977 S 3rd St

  • GROCERY
    Shop & Save Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    1499 S 3rd St

  • GROCERY
    Convenient Food Mart

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    1465 S 3rd St

  • GROCERY
    Olive Grocery & Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    505 E Olive Ave

South Memphis Apartments and Rentals

136 Rental properties in South Memphis, Memphis, TN.

  • Fielder Square property

    $876+

    Fielder Square

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    433–1990 Sqft

    8 Units Available

  • Pembroke Square property

    $1,218+

    Pembroke Square

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    630–1380 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • Gayoso House property

    $1,125+

    Gayoso House

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    557–1151 Sqft

    9 Units Available

  • The Bonsai at Central Gardens property

    $1,050+

    The Bonsai at Central Gardens

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    515–1200 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Longview Heights Apartments property

    $594+

    Longview Heights Apartments

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    788 Sqft

    7 Units Available

  • 1247 Peabody Ave Unit #3 property

    $1,625

    1247 Peabody Ave Unit #3

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
0.9%
18.4%
utilities
2.4%
10.8%
food
1.6%
0.1%
transportation
0.2%
11.7%
healthcare
1.9%
13.5%

South Memphis Demographics

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South Memphis Transportation

walk bike and transit

Car-Dependent

39/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Somewhat Bikeable

44/100
Bike Score®

BTW Transportation

Other

831 Bullington Ave

Atlantic Track & Turnout

Train Stop

363 E Bodley Ave

Maco Transportation

Other

790 S 4th St

Source: foursquare.com

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2%
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8%
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RiversideNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee----
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24%
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Central GardensNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee$1,050
0%
UptownNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee$760
0%
Evergreen Historic DistrictNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee$800--
CrosstownNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee----
The CoreNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee$1,292
1%
Medical DistrictNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee$1,422--
Annesdale ParkNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee----
Mid - SecondNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee$1,292
0%
Idlewild Historic DistrictNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee$900
14%
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South EndNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee----
LindenNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee----
East ParkwayNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee----
Edge DistrictNeighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee$1,346
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