Downtown

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Located on the between Interstate 40 to the north and Interstate 55 to the south, downtown Memphis sits on bluffs overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. Residential high rises mingle with office towers in this active and diverse neighborhood.

Downtown Memphis is home to many of the area’s largest event centers.The FedEx Forum is home to the Memphis Grizzlies, an NBA team, as well as to the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team. The Orpheum Theatre features touring Broadway shows, touring musical acts and local theatre and dance performances throughout the year. In May, Tom Lee park is host to Memphis In May, a month-long festival that includes the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Beale Street Music Festival,and the Sunset Symphony.

Residents of downtown enjoy the nightlife on world-famous Beale Street, where live blues music can be heard almost every night.

Downtown also includes the South Main Arts District, a neighborhood of galleries, shops and restaurants. Other area attractions include the Civil Rights Museum, Mud Island River Park and the grand Peabody Hotel.

Location: On the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County.

Origin of Name: Memphis was named after Memphis, Egypt.

Zip Codes: 38103, 38105

Incorporation Date: 1826

Type of Government: Memphis City Government, Mayor A C Wharton

Average Annual Temperature: 62 degrees

Average Annual Rainfall: 54 inches

Elevation: 262 feet above sea level

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