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7 Tips for Moving to Memphis, TN

Posted on: March 9, 2016

If you’re planning a move to Memphis, Tennessee, it’s may be a while before you need renovating experts to upgrade your new home. However, since we’re longtime residents of the Home of Rock and Roll, we’d like to welcome you to the neighborhood with a few helpful tips to make getting settled a little easier.

General Information

Memphis is Tennessee’s second-largest city, although with nearly 700,000 residents, it’s the most populous in the state.Located in the southwestern part of the state, on the Mississippi River, Memphis is also home to one of the world’s largest cargo terminals.

Memphis is famous for southern hospitality, rich history and Graceland, as well as historic Beale Street and the Gibson guitar factory. Mostly, however, Memphis is beloved for being a big city that still feels like a southern country town. Once you move here, you’re sure to fall in love with Memphis.

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Child Care in Memphis

Memphis is a very family-friendly city; lots of families with kids move here every year. If you’re one of those families, chances are you’re going to be looking for childcare options at some point. When you do, make sure your first stop is at the Tennessee Department of Human Services on North Main Street. They’re responsible for licensing and will be able to provide you with information about where you can find good, reliable childcare facilities near your new home.

Pets in Memphis

If you’re planning on moving to Memphis with a pet (or getting one once you’re here), bear in mind that you need to have dogs and cats licensed and vaccinated. You can contact the Memphis Humane Society for more information about the licensing and paperwork you need.

Driving in Memphis

Newcomers to Memphis must switch out their plates and driver’s license for Tennessee plates and licenses within 30 days. The Department of Motor Vehicles should be your first stop when you decide to tackle this element of your move.

Memphis School System

When it comes to public schools, Memphis is a city with a wide range of extremes. Schools in lower-income areas and inner city schools may not be ideal, so if you are looking for a new home in the city, place close attention to catchment areas.

Art, Culture and Music

Memphis is a cultural hub and home to multiple museums, libraries, art galleries and historic sites that reflect the city’s rock and roll and rhythm and blues history. This is certainly a great place to live if you love art and culture.  If you don’t love them yet, you may soon!

Food in Memphis

Like much of the south, Memphis is a city built on barbecue. Expect delicious smoky meats, large portions and amazing side dishes, and don’t forget to sample Memphis-style breakfast and diner treats, too.

Memphis really is a great city to call home. We hope that you will enjoy your time in our hometown and that it will soon be yours as well. One day, when you do need renovating experts to turn your Memphis house into your dream home, we hope you’ll give us a call.

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