Memphis is the 17th most-populated city in the United States and the largest city in Tennessee. The city has a total square mileage of 313.8, 302.3 square miles of which is land. The Memphis metropolitan area boasts a population of over 1.2 million, ranking in as the 42nd largest metropolitan area in the country.
Located in the Southwestern portion of Tennessee, Memphis has a subtropical climate that is affected by its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Running along Memphis is the Mississippi River, providing a scenic view of the great river. In addition, there are 187 parks and playgrounds in Memphis, totally 5,387 acres!
Memphis is known for its barbecue and music and a general richness in culture. Therefore, renting an apartment or rental house in Memphis grants you access to various great festivals and carnivals in Memphis like the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and Carnival Memphis.
Traveling within Memphis is aided by the Memphis Area Transit Authority which runs public buses and a trolley system. Furthermore, traveling to Memphis and from Memphis is facilitated by the Memphis International Airport.
Many famous people hailed from Memphis, TN including: Aretha Franklin, Morgan Freeman, Rosalind Cash, Penny Hardaway, and (of course) ELVIS!
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