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-Cultural interest
-Cost of living


-Crime rates
-Recent employment declines
-Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Memphis Metro Area

Sultry, soulful Memphis is an interesting and vivid place, located along the Mississippi River at the Arkansas border. The largest city in Tennessee, Memphis has a history of dramatic highs and lows: antebellum cotton-trading prosperity, Civil War destruction and reconstruction, yellow-fever epidemics, resurgence as a lumber and (again) cotton-trading center, and post–World War II decline. Today the city is on an upswing, thanks to recognition of its unique cultural assets and urban renewal.


Quick Facts About Memphis

    The unemployment rate in Memphis is 7.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Memphis jobs have Decreased by 1.02 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Memphis's cost of living is 26.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Memphis's population is 651,050 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.25 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Memphis is $65,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.50 percent.
    Memphis public schools spend $10,240 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.7 students per teacher in Memphis.

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Not as bad as it sounds
I can understand the criticism, but honestly, I love Memphis. It is a city with personality, the place itself and the people. Crime is worse in many other cities than... (read more)
In one place too Long...
I'm going to keep this short and simple when you get the opportunity to move somewhere with much better opportunities do it you only... (read more)
re: Memphis wonderful city for African-Americans -
After having lived in memphis now for two years I would not recommend it. Memphis takes a while to reveal itself to you. The city is rundown, backwards thinking, racist... (read more)
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