Memphis Neighborhood Guide for a Unique Experience

Memphis is about diversity. Every neighborhood looks a lot different. It has its unique music, atmosphere, activities, and food. After every few blocks, you will come across a new fun world. Ensure to incorporate a few because each one is exclusive.

Guide to help navigate Memphis neighborhood offering a unique experience

Downtown Memphis

The majority of the landmark of Memphis is located in this neighborhood. The popular Memphis Pyramid called Bass Pro is located here. Walk across the Mississippi River’s bridge, learn about King Luther, dance to the live music on Beale Street and explore the local history at the National Civil Rights Museum. The place is also home to the Grizzlies and Redbirds.



Harbor Town

An upscale neighborhood situated on the sandbar near Mississippi River. It is a short distance from Downtown Memphis. You can find plenty of dining options, which offer remarkable city views. River Inn is an ideal spot to watch the sunset from the terrace. Buy takeaway sandwiches, salads, and sweets from Cordelia’s market to enjoy a picnic near the river. You can even opt to follow the biking and walking trail… get active!

Overton Square

Overton Square is a hotspot for live music in Memphis. There are 5 live performance venues, Lafayette Music Room, and popular theater Playhouse on the Square. Dining options to suit every taste are available. For Memphis style, Cajun food go to Bayou Bar & Grill. Take your kids to the zoo or a hike near Overton Park.


A congregated corner of both Cooper & Young got popular in a Cooper-Young neighborhood. It is a hub for young professionals. You will find several trendiest shops, restaurants, bars and cultural institutions. For local art & craft visit the Cooper-Young Gallery & Gift Shop. The upcoming artists and musicians record their songs at the Young Avenue Sound. Memphis Made, the best brewery is located in this neighborhood. Every September Cooper-Young festival is hosted.

Broad Avenue

It was an abandoned street but today it is transformed into a flourishing art district displaying locally-owned restaurants and shops. You can check lifestyle & fashion attire at 20twelve. Bounty on Broad restaurant brings the locally grown dinner or brunch from the farm to the table. A restored water tank hovers above this neighborhood, where artists have created masterworks on the surface. At nighttime, a light illuminates the revolving designs.

East Memphis

Enjoy a family tour at Shelby Farm Park, which has its own buffalo herd, boating, hiking, horseback riding and expansive stretch of the playground. The Memphis Botanic Garden and Dixon Gallery and Gardens are also great places to see outdoor sculpture and flowers. The Novel is a bizarre bookstore.


There is 1,500,000 sq. feet building spread on a twelve-acre land. A full neighborhood resides within its walls. There are dozens of restaurants, apartments, gym, health care center, church, farmers market, brewery, etc. Community events and festivals are often held in this area.


On the east side is an affluent suburb, which has several treasures worth exploring. Taste the best ribs at Commissary, a BBQ joint. Spend a romantic evening time at Southern Social, a dining restaurant. At Saddle Creek shops, you will find high fashion items. Alongside the Wolfe River, there are lots of hike and bike trails, where you can see animals ranging from deer to blue herons.

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