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Birth of Memphis and Growth to the Present

The pioneering spirit in the founders of Memphis Tennessee later flourished as Memphis gave birth to the blues, the first modern supermarket known as Piggly Wiggly, Holiday Inns Hotels, Federal Express, Elvis, Sun Records and rock 'n' roll.

By the dawn of the twentieth century, Memphis was once again, and remains today, a thriving trade center. It has been called "America's Distribution Center" due to its central location in the U.S. and easy access to highway, rail, and air transport of goods. At the same time, it is also one of the country's most "livable" cities, incorporating a host of parks, museums, and similar amenities into its busy structure and suburbs. The city's founders' insisted on and still today exists the "public promenade", stretching along the river bluff. It's a place to sit back and enjoy the many blessings - natural and man-made, which Memphis has to offer.

The downtown is now enjoying a rebirth and revitalization. Mud Island is worth a visit to check out the Mississippi River Museum and the Harbor Town residential development. Plans for the first hotel are underway for Harbor Town as well. While downtown, be sure to see the lighted Hernando De Soto Bridge at night, as well as the Pyramid and ride the restored, vintage trolley cars through downtown and midtown.

Spend the evening on Beale Street, home of the Blues and authentic Memphis music. See a show at the Orpheum Theater and tour the theater to soak in the grandeur. Don't leave downtown without stopping in at the Peabody, the South's grand hotel. The new Peabody Place promises shopping and entertainment experiences without equal, including an IMAX theater.

Memphis is a basketball town, and the University of Memphis Tigers, are again making waves at the new FedX Forum. Now, Memphis has acquired an NBA team---the Memphis Grizzlies. Their successful first and second year should provide a strong future for NBA ball in the Bluff City. The Redbirds team is our champion minor league ball team and has packed the new Autozone Park time and time again. Memphis also hosts the Liberty Bowl each year and brings some fine college talent to our town each December. The Memphis St Jude Golf Tournament is held each summer at SouthWind, our PGA course located just east of town. Sporting events in Memphis are a big part of the community and play an integral role in the family life in our town.

Sports, culture, history, music, nightlife, and sightseeing--You can find it all here in Memphis, TN!

The Memphis Real Estate Market has been booming for years now. Bargain prices are something of a double-edged sword for homeowners in Memphis. Housing may be affordable and the market at less risk of a correction, but local homeowners also aren't amassing equity at a rapid pace as in some other markets in the U.S. that now may be considered overpriced.

Connie Chambers and Don DeBaer are native Memphians and professional Memphis real estate specialists. For elite service in the search for a new home or property in Memphis, contact Connie and Don today or visit us on the web at

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