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Where We Live

There are many fantasticly diverse, culturally rich neighborhoods in Memphis. Some are close to the Medical Center in an urban setting while others are a bit further out, offering a more suburban way of life.

The average cost of a home in Memphis is $180,375 while the average cost of a two bedroom/two bathroom apartment is $726/month.  The cost of living in Memphis is 14.3% lower than the national average. (CBS News MoneyWatch).

Learn a little more about the neighborhoods in which UTHSC residents/faculty/staff live and why they love them!

map of Memphis neighborhoods

Bartlett/Cordova
I love living out here because of the quiet neighborhood and easy accessibility. It is within 5 minutes of every modern convenience. With close access to the interstate, it's only 20-30 minutes from UTHSC. -Karen Dillon (Former Resident)
Downtown
"Downtown is great to live in because it is walking distant to almost all variety of restaurants, Beale Street, and sports activities. The Fedex Forum and Autozone Park are right next door. Rent is almost the same as Mud Island except you don't have to get out of your building complex to get sushi or Maggie Moo's Ice cream." -Akram Mesleh Shayeb (PGY4)
Germantown/Collierville
Although the commute is about 30 minutes, I love our neighborhood (Old Germantown) with its old trees and larger lots. Great public schools, great parks, and great places to walk. -Melissa Hayes (Program Coordinator)

Collierville was named "America's Best Main Street" in 2014 by Parade magazine.

Harbor Town
Really peaceful and quiet. Our neighbors are great and range from young professionals to retirees. We enjoy our frequent runs and walks next to the river, and being close to the hospitals. Downtown is a mere 5 minutes away! -Marc Lee (Former Med-Peds chief)
Midtown
I like midtown because it is close to work and downtown. The area is lovely especially in the springtime. The people are nice and it makes for a great 'neighborhood' atmosphere." - Dr. Kim Huch (Medicine Program Director)
Olive Branch, MS

Founded in 1836, Olive Branch is only 35 minutes from the UTHSC. It grew at a rate of 838% between the years of 1990 and 2010, making it the fastest growing city in the U.S. during that timeframe.

Last Published: Dec 6, 2017