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CITY CORE An Intro to a city on the move

There’s a lot to love about Memphis. Once known primarily for a storied musical heritage, worldclass barbeque and picturesque views of the Mississippi River, Memphis has grown into a thriving, diverse and vibrant Southern city that offers some of the world’s best cuisine, most exciting nightlife and creative building reuse that’s grabbed the world’s attention. The city’s revitalized Downtown is the hub of culture and commerce for the city and is also the fastest growing residential neighborhood in the area. Nearly 26,000 people call Downtown Memphis home. In addition to new residents, nearly $4 billion in new development is



pouring into Downtown including a slew of new workplaces, restaurants and attractions that complement the historic architecture and character of the area. The result is a oneof-a-kind urban neighborhood that offers a unique blend of housing options from spacious single-family homes on the river to studio apartments and trendy lofts. Not many American cities can offer the mix of styles and prices available proximate to the center of a thriving Downtown. In addition to world famous Beale Street, Downtown Memphis offers easy access to some of the best music, arts, restaurants, bars and outdoor amenities the city has to offer. The city’s historic buildings, refitted for modern, use offer a wide variety of housing and commercial options, said Jennifer Oswalt, president of the Downtown Memphis Commission. Built in 1890, the Tennessee Brewery building, empty for

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Greater Memphis Relocation Guide | 2019