Memphis’s proximity to state lines in Arkansas and Mississippi makes the city a short drive away from bedroom communities in Fayette County, TN, Crittenden County, AR and DeSoto County, MS. Heavy highway congestion is rare and commute times from these areas range from 15 to 45 minutes.
Greater Memphis’s exurbs extend into three states—Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas—and offer plenty of space, culture and character to please a variety of lifestyles. Fayette County in Tennessee boasts an abundance of outdoor recreation on the Wolf River and at Ghost River State Natural Area. Crittenden County in Arkansas is home to sprawling farmland, hunting acreage and unspoiled cypress-willow swamps. And DeSoto County in Mississippi is known for its collection of quaint Main Streets, historic sites and blues music heritage in the state’s Delta region.