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About Memphis & the Mid-South

At Sowell Realtors, we make it our business to know Memphis. Whether you are a lifelong Memphian or new to the area, these links can help you navigate the city with greater ease and enjoyment.

Memphis Attractions

From the sideburns and jumpsuits adorning the faithful Elvis followers to the haunting Delta blues pouring from Beale Street Bars, there’s always been a lot to experience around Memphis. Whether you’re into ballet or baseball, we hope you'll use the following links to guide you to the best of Memphis art, culture, sights, and attractions.

Sights and Scenes

Sun Studio

Memphis Zoo

Memphis Queen Line Riverboats

Beale Street

Mud Island

The Peabody Hotel

Music and Event Venues
Minglewood Hall

New Daisy Theatre

Memphis Cook Convention Center

FedEx Forum

The Levitt Shell


Museums and Collections
The Memphis Arts Council

Memphis Museums

The Dixon Gallery

Memphis Botanic Gardens

Brooks Museum

Memphis Children's Museum

National Civil Rights Museum

Theater and the Arts
The Orpheum Theater

Opera Memphis

Ballet Memphis


Organizations and Advice
Memphis Regional Chamber

The Blues Foundation

Memphis Guide

Convention & Visitors Bureau

City of Memphis


Memphis Mojo



Sports Attractions

The growing Memphis sports scene now boasts both the Memphis Grizzlies NBA franchise and the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Memphis Redbirds, in their downtown homes. Use the following links to follow your favorite professional and collegiate teams throughout Memphis and the Mid-South.

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Redbirds

Memphis RiverKings

The PGA St. Jude Classic

Tennessee Titans


University of Memphis Tigers Football

University of Memphis Tigers Basketball


Stadiums and Special Event Centers
Liberty Bowl

YMCA of Memphis

Memphis Corporations

Memphis’ central location and designation as “America’s Distribution Capital” have helped it build a substantial business base. Below you'll find the top ten private and public companies ranked by the Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 Memphis Business Journal. Rankings are based on the number of local full-time employees.


FedEx. Corp.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Park Place Entertainment Corporation

The Kroger Company

International Paper Company

First Tennessee National Corporation

M.S. Carriers, Inc., a subs. Of Swift Transportation Co., Inc

Northwest Airlines, Inc.

The ServiceMaster Co.


Dunavant Enterprises, Inc.

Hohenberg Bros. Co.

Orgill, Inc.

Mitsubishi Chemical Group

Power & Telephone Supply Co.

Guardsmark, Inc


Hunter Fan Co.

Kemmons Wilson Cos.

Bulab Holdings, Inc. (Buckman Laboratories)

Colleges and Universities

Educational institutions providing both four and two-year degrees are located in Memphis and the Mid-South, offering curricula to prepare students for career opportunities in virtually every area of business, medicine, and the arts.

General Studies
The University of Memphis

Rhodes - a Liberal Arts College

Christian Brothers University

LeMoyne-Owen College

Memphis College of Art


University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Southern College of Optometry

Community Colleges & Vocational
Southwest Tennessee Community College

The University of Memphis — Off-Campus


Memphis Theological Seminary

Crichton College

Belhaven College

Union University - Germantown Campus

Public Schools

The Memphis Public Schools are sectioned into separate city and county school systems. The following links list the schools in both systems.

Memphis City Schools

Shelby County Schools

Private Schools

Some of the finest private schools in the nation are located in Memphis, which offers numerous optional school programs for parents who wish to enroll their children in private schools. Both non-denominational and religious schools are abundant, with programs focused on education, athletics, and the arts.

Memphis Area Catholic Schools

Briarcrest Christian School

Evangelical Christian School

Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School

Harding Academy

Home-School Education

Lausanne Collegiate School

Southern Baptist Educational Center

     Male Only
Christian Brothers High School

Memphis University School

Presbyterian Day School

Female Only
St. Mary's Episcopal School

Hutchison School



Memphis is a regional leader in healthcare as well as a burgeoning hotbed for biomedical research. Home to the world’s premier pediatric cancer research hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis provides an excellent choice of healthcare facilities and services for all medical needs.

Regional Hospitals

Baptist Online Magazine

Methodist Healthcare

UT Medical Group, Inc

Saint Francis Hospital

Children's Hospitals
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center


Specialty Medical Centers
Campbell Clinic

Gastroenterology Center of the Midsouth, P.C.

UT Cancer Institute

Memphis Center for Reproductive Health

Memphis Restaurants

Home to the International Barbecue Championship each spring, Memphis is a Mecca for barbecue lovers everywhere. Memphis’ diverse population has also produced a number of restaurants featuring regional cuisine from around the globe to complement its share of barbecue, catfish, and “meat and three” establishments.

Memphis Restaurant Association

Memphis Mojo Restaurant Listings

Household Services

Everything from Telephone to Tree Service can be found conveniently online through the following links.



Light, Gas, & Water
Memphis Light, Gas and Water

Cleaning Service
Merry Maids


Time Warner Cable - Cablevision

Lawn Service
The City of Memphis Lawn Service Listing

Landscaping Services
The City of Memphis Landscaping Listing


Internet Service Providers
Local Memphis Internet Providers

Pest Control

Tree Service
The City of Memphis Tree Service Listing

Neighboring Communities

The adjacent communities of Northern Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas are each less than a 30-minute drive from the heart of downtown. As Memphis continues to grow, so do these surrounding communities, providing residential neighborhoods, schools and shopping for many Memphians.


Memphis Metro


Shelby County




Olive Branch


West Memphis

Community Blogs and Online Community Resources

There are a number of great websites, blogs, and online communities where you can get the inside scoop on everything from restaurants and nightspots to information about local neighborhoods and special events.

Memphis Connect

The Memphis Blog

Downtown Memphis Blog

Area News

All the news that’s fit to print in the Mid-South can be found in the pages of the following publications, magazines, and web sites.

Daily Newspaper
Commercial Appeal

The Memphis Daily News

Weekly Magazines
Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Flyer

Monthly Magazines
Memphis Magazine

At Home in Memphis


Television Stations
Channel 3 WREG

Channel 5 WMC

Channel 24 WPTY  

Fox 13 WHBQ




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