Is Memphis a nice place to live?

Memphis’s anchor institutions, including St. Jude, are fast-tracking new developments that will keep our city vibrant in the post-pandemic era. 

The Downtown Memphis Commission and the City of Memphis are just some of the agencies dedicated to highlighting the best that Memphis has to offer. Here are a few of our suggestions to help you discover more of what makes the Bluff City an outstanding place to live, work, and play: 

  • Choose 901 helps locals and newcomers discover the city’s community groups, parks, neighborhoods, restaurants, events and attractions. 
  • We Are Memphis includes helpful information on neighborhoods, the city’s arts scene, Memphis’s small business community, the local economy and much more.
  • City of Memphis provides practical information like your waste collection schedule, as well as the latest news and announcements regarding greater Memphis.
  • Downtown Memphis is an informal guide to Memphis. Here you’ll find recommendations for places to eat, things to do, and sites to see around Bluff City. 

We’re growing and expanding all the time, but we still have a small-town feel. Traffic isn’t terrible and the cost of living is much lower. In New York, I was living in an apartment the size of a shoebox. For what I paid there, you can get a really nice house here.

Line drawing of Alex Switzer

Alex Switzer

Sous Chef Manager

Sherwood Forest

The Memphis sign with downtown Memphis in the background.

People often get their photo taken with the giant Memphis sign in Mud Island River Park.

I came to St. Jude after working at the same place for 25 years. I was thinking it was going to be a hard adjustment, but it was a very easy transition because of the character of the people at St. Jude. Anything that you have a question about, there are helpful people and resources to get you the answers you need.

line drawing of Angelia Jones

Angelia Jones

Administrative Specialist