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Brummy
LSU Fan
Central, LA
Member since Oct 2009
3698 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
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The businesses there have all installed fences to try keep people from breaking in/looting.

My company has an office there and we can't keep the fricking thieves out. Considering relocating it to Southaven or somewhere else outside of Memphis itself.


Telecaster
LSU Fan
Memphis
Member since May 2017
711 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
Memphis is 900 cops down from what's needed to police the city effectively.

What does the city do? Allocate $65 million to demolish and renovate a park that was already renovated a few years ago. Brilliant leadership.


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UnoDelgado
Covington
Member since Nov 2019
136 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
I took the wrong exit going to the airport last week and ended up in a ghetto as bad as I have seen.


Clark W Griswold
LSU Fan
THE USA
Member since Sep 2012
9088 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
Great BBQ but horrible place to live.


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FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Louisiana North
Member since Mar 2006
27721 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
Two hour air shift? I've never worked less than five. What's the story there?


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Landmass
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Jun 2013
10491 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
It's the same as any other city. The suburbs are nice and safe and east Memphis is ok too. There are places to go and places not to go. It's got a great music scene. The city is its own brand of weird and quirky.


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VolsOut4Harambe
Carolina Panthers Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Sep 2017
8045 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
Germantown and Collierville are nice.


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lynxcat
Rutgers Fan
Member since Jan 2008
21961 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
I lived in Memphis for 6 years. It has some very rough areas and some awesome local spots. Slow pace of life, great food, lots of culture.

If something looks off/not safe, then turn around and go back to wherever you came from. Generally speaking you want to stay south of Jackson with Poplar running East and West as your guide. Stay in that horizontal zone and all is good. When you get far south (you typically have to do this to get to the airport), you’ll pass right by Orange Mound which is one of the roughest ghettos in the US.

Midtown, Mud Island, and Downtown were my favorite areas. There’s been some development since I lived there but that’s a good start. Go to the BBQ Shop for a BBQ sandwich and Central BBQ for BBQ Nachos.


maisweh
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2014
3075 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
Slightly worse than Jackson and Mogadishu


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lsut2005
SMU Fan
Northshore
Member since Jul 2009
2269 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
Memphis tries so hard to be NOLA. But fails. It sucks, wouldn’t recommend moving there.
This post was edited on 7/22 at 8:12 am


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LSUfanNkaty
USA Fan
LC, Louisiana
Member since Jan 2015
8150 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
For the most part, it's a shite hole. That said, there are some really cool spots, similar to most large cities.


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danilo
Member since Nov 2008
11344 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
Can’t be worst than New Orleans regarding crime and poverty


shinerfan
LSU Fan
Duckworld(Earth-616)
Member since Sep 2009
18359 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
Despite all of it's shortcomings Memphis is crawling with hot southern belles. If you're into that sort of thing.


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Methuselah
LSU Fan
On da Riva
Member since Jan 2005
21442 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
Been there twice this year for medical treatment. For visits, it has a good layout for walking in the downtown area - Peabody, minor league baseball park, the arena where the Grizzlies play and the Beale street area are all fairly close together.

Also, they have a fairly robust medical industry going on. You would think that and Fed Ex would bring some prosperity, but maybe it hasn't.

I have no idea about living there though.


dewster
LSU Fan
Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
20492 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
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Also, they have a fairly robust medical industry going on. You would think that and Fed Ex would bring some prosperity, but maybe it hasn't.



There's a surprising amount of wealth in eastern Memphis, Germantown, and Collierville (also known as Fedex West, and Fedex East). I lived there for 4 years and I am still not sure where it came from. I concluded that there are a lot of early FedEx employees who have equity in the company and built massive homes off Johnson, Houston Levee, Shea, or Forest Hill to get away from the urban problems in Memphis.

Fed Ex's large HQ campus is out east off of Hack's Cross. Their IT Headquarters is in a sprawling office campus in Collierville. International Paper is also in a series of 4 towers in far eastern Memphis near the Germantown border. So even the rank and file at these massive Fortune 500 companies live in either east Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, or possibly Olive Branch because it's an easy commute to their offices. They rarely go west of Belle Meade unless it's to one of the Overton Square restaurants.

There are more Fortune 500 companies based in Memphis than in the entire states of Louisiana and Mississippi combined. They just aren't centered downtown like they are in other cities, and the city has grown out from the river in a lopsided way...similar to Baton Rouge. Autozone and Service Master are both downtown still. There's also St. Jude and the medical school nearby as well. But the money seems to have concentrated along Poplar/Union/Walnut Grove from there on east towards Collierville. The northern and southern parts of town are comparatively shitty.

One big problem Memphis has...it looks absolutely blighted from the perspective of people passing through on either I-40 or I-55. They don't plant a lot of trees or landscaping along the freeways like they do in Baton Rouge or Atlanta.
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Cotten
LSU Fan
Memphis
Member since Jan 2018
904 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
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Midtown, Mud Island, and Downtown were my favorite areas.

We currently live in Memphis and I know quite a few TD posters here locally. We live in Central Gardens and love it. Historically registered neighborhood, I bike or run every morning or evening and never hesitate to do it at night. Midtown and Mud Island are both areas I highly encourage tourists to explore.

The biggest thing we’ve learned is that most folks here aren’t bad, most are extremely friendly and helpful, they’re just dirt arse poor.

When we moved here we lived in Corp housing for 6 months downtown right by the Peabody. Downtown is making major strides but it feels like a massive tourist trap. Crime in Memphis is extremely isolated, aside from packages walking off, dindu’s going through your car if you leave it unlocked, etc. I grew up in Nola and lived in BR for 8 years; crime to me is everywhere in both, while Memphis crime is isolated to by the airport, South Memphis and North North like Fraiser.

Memphis gets a bad wrap, and it’s of course partially warranted, but the posters making it seem like Memphis is Afghanistan are extremely exaggerating.


CitizenK
McNeese State Fan
BR
Member since Aug 2019
2107 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
In the office of a CEO in Memphis and he said that Southaven was sketchy too.


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dewster
LSU Fan
Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
20492 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
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We live in Central Gardens and love it.


Central Gardens is awesome.

One of the prettiest neighborhoods in the south IMO. And Memphis PD does patrol it regularly and keeps it pretty safe.

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Downtown is making major strides but it feels like a massive tourist trap.


I think they are just ahead of the curve. The trend is for more "work from home" jobs and suburban office campuses. Which means America's downtowns are turning into entertainment districts and historic neighborhoods more than business districts like they used to be.


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yaboidarrell
LSU Fan
westbank
Member since Feb 2017
2728 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
City of Memphis is a bit more ghetto than New Orleans. The eastern suburbs are really nice and way better than any southshore Nola suburb. Being three hours away from the Ozarks and Appalachia plus no state income tax is nice too.


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scott8811
LSU Fan
Ratchet City, LA
Member since Oct 2014
8393 posts

re: What is yalls opinion of Memphis?
First off.....that's awesome I used to hang w and even made a cameo on Moses show.

Anyway...Beale street is amazing, Frenchman street but blues. But the homeless there are literally the most aggressive I've encountered in this country. They will NOT let you just enjoy your night...it's sad really


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