Downtown / Midtown

Downtown Memphis

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The Memphis Downtown/Midtown area is a truly happening place to live. From major corporations to hopping nightlife, this area of town offers something for all.

More and more people are migrating here to live, work and play. You’ll find varied sporting events, music venues, and trendy restaurants. After all, downtown is the home of the FedEx Forum, the Orpheum Theatre, Redbirds Stadium, the Peabody, and Beale Street. Nowhere else in Memphis can you take a walk down Riverside Drive and see the beautiful Mississippi River.

Fabulous downtown places to eat include the Rendezvous for barbecue, Huey’s for burgers and McEwen’s for that special occasion.

Major downtown Memphis employers include Fed Ex, Auto Zone, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and First Tennessee.

Midtown Memphis

Just east of downtown, Midtown Memphis offers an eclectic mix of art, music, and culture that simply cannot be found anywhere else in the city. Overton Park is one of the city’s true treasures, offering green spaces for picnicking, playing frisbee, the city’s oldest golf course, the Levitt-Shell ampitheatre which offers free concerts, and our award-winning zoo. Great restaurants include Café Eclectic, Fino’s, Memphis Pizza Café, Bon Thai, Boscos and Central Barbeque. This area includes the beautiful Brooks Museum, Chickasaw Gardens, Central Gardens, Overton Square and Christian Brothers University. Overton Square in Midtown is undergoing a sizable renovation to revive the area as a common destination for locals and tourists looking for places to eat, shop, or be entertained. Near Overton Square is Playhouse on the Square, a small theatre that has been showcasing plays in Memphis for over 40 years.


The Cooper-Young District is a thriving community in Midtown, known for its artsy culture, trendy restaurants and quaint surroundings. Whether you are straight out of college, retired, or a family of four – living in downtown or Midtown Memphis will put you in the heart of the spirit and life this musical and artsy town has to offer!

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