The area around Memphis, Tennessee, is commonly referred to as the Mid-South region of the United States. Filled with friendly people, the Mid-South is a great place to raise a family or simply slow down for a while. Mid-Southerners love to live a “laid-back” lifestyle, one that values neighborhoods, community, and a warm handshake.
Do you like warm weather? The Mid-South features a warm climate, with mild winters and a comfortable spring and fall. While we do get a bit of snow every winter, it is usually just enough to build a snowperson before it melts. Summers can be very warm, but they usually also include many sunny days, with only the occasional cloud.
Memphis is the largest city in the Mid-South, with a metro population of over 1.2 million. The region is a very affordable one, with several large employers, including FedEx, AutoZone, the US government, and many major regional banks and health care providers. Memphis has the second lowest cost of living in the U.S. Housing costs in Memphis are 30.3% below the national average. And Memphis is located about 30 miles from the Memphis Regional Megasite.
As a regional hub for the entire Mid-South, Memphis is very easy to navigate, featuring an interstate ring around the city and larger ring being build around the metro area. Jackson, TN, is located on Interstate-40, about 80 miles northeast of Memphis, making traveling between the cities easy, fast, and convenient.
Jackson offers a “small-town” feel while providing “small-city” advantages, such as several institutions of higher education and major employers.