Moving back to Memphis :) Safe/inexpensive apartments complexes?

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Ello

Nottingham, MD

#1 Nov 10, 2012
I am planning on moving back to Memphis because I miss it SO much. I know a lot of ignorant people have negative things to say about Memphis, but I truly think it is beautiful and distinctive. After moving back to my hometown and various places, I realize Memphis is far superior to anywhere I'm going to find. I lived in the Bartlett area before, and I remember it being EXTREMELY safe, inexpensive and near some amazing parks. Are there any areas similar to Bartlett? & does anyone know of any safe apartment complexes? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!:)
Memphidishu Moe

Oakland, TN

#2 Nov 11, 2012
You're an idiot for moving back..god have mercy on your soul.
Ello

Nottingham, MD

#3 Nov 12, 2012
Memphidishu Moe wrote:
You're an idiot for moving back..god have mercy on your soul.
LOL. Thanks for making me laugh. You people are such drama queens. In reality all people who deal with crime in Memphis are IDIOTS. You should be smart enough to know where to live and where not to live. Don't blame an entire city for your lack of intelligence. Last time I lived in Bartlett and I had not even ONE close call with anything crime related, and I lived there for a year and a half.
Hawker800XP

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5 Nov 12, 2012
ELLO

I assure you that I'm not a racist redneck who hates anybody.

I still own a place in Gtown, and spent over 15 awful years in Memphis, albeit in executive positions.

I have very good friends here..met my (x)wife there (she's from Nashville but despises Memphis, okay?). We agreed to never rear our children in such a repressive, stupid city...such as Memphis, TN.

Given any intelligent choice, I too would NOT advise anyone "moving BACK" or even "moving TO" this punitive, backward place called Memphis ! never as I said, if given a rreal choice !!! why ? when there are much better cites to live in, smaller and larger such as Charlotte, Raleigh, Austin, Portland, Nashville, Huntsville, Spartanburg-Greenvile, Tampa, Fayetteville, Carmel, NOVA, etc etc

BARTLETT ?? that sucks too...maybe Collierville, or Arlington MAYBE my choice would be to put Memphis TN in the rearview mirror, and it's NOT because of black folks OR white folks alone ! it's undereducated, parochial, poorly run, bifucated, racist no doubt (both sides), and just PLAIN BEHIND THE CURVE....if you don't think Memphis is solely lacking, you should try living in other places in the region and nation !

Nope, I would dissuade anyone from deliberately "choosing" Memphis over many other cities in the US and the south

It's not "worth" the "experience"
Ello

Nottingham, MD

#6 Nov 12, 2012
How does Bartlett "suck"? What're you 12? Barlett is actually a really safe, quiet, close knit community with it's own police station. It's safe, beautiful, and extremely historic. For you to dismiss it because you've already given up on a city due to PERSONAL experiences, is extremely immature. I would rather live in a place where the people are real and easy going than a pretentious yuppie city that's trendy at the current time. I moved to the area of the country I am currently living in because of that and I seriously regret it. Barlett had such a unique character about it. TN is also one of the most scenic states in the country so you cannot deny the natural beauty that is present in Memphis and areas surrounding just because of your bias is just plain ignorant. Learn to appreciate the positive in life. You would probably be a much happier person.
Ello

Nottingham, MD

#7 Nov 12, 2012
I meant to say to deny the scenic aspect of Memphis is ignorant****
Hawker800XP

Saint Petersburg, FL

#8 Nov 13, 2012
Look Ello, if you think Memphis is a cutting edge city, you go right ahead and believe that rubbish.

Everyone has "personal experiences" my friend ! "Experience is the Writer on the Mind". Clearly you can't read and fully comprehend. I own a house in Germantown. I also spent well over a DECADE in that city - on a professional level. It is also NOT the only city I've lived in the south or this great nation.

To suggest my experience, ergo opinion is "ignorant" begs the question...why ? is it "ignorant" based on what YOU choose to believe ?? that's sophomoric to say the least.

I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything my dear friend.

HELL, I live on the BEACH !! get it ??

and Bartlett DOES suck even compared to germantown or Collierville ! anyone who has spent more than 10 years in the hellhole of Memphis will more than likely agree with that comparison.

Get real friend and ENJOY

I have a tee time @1:30, beautiful weather today !!

Memphis sucks, friend...it doesn't "Have to", but the fact of the matter IT DOES SUCK compared to many other places to live.....duh
Ello

Nottingham, MD

#9 Nov 13, 2012
You all have personal experiences because you aren't able to choose a proper area to live. Like I said, I NEVER once had a problem. Neither did anyone I knew when I lived there. I would never want to live in a place with a beach, I would prefer a city with actual SEASONS. Just because you think someplace sucks and a bunch of other whiny people do too doesn't mean everyone else feels that way. Memphis is truly a vibrant, unique, and gorgeous city if you have common sense. People have a tendency to bring crime upon themselves by being idiots.
Ello

Nottingham, MD

#10 Nov 14, 2012
Also, I don't care that you had "tea time"... you can do that in Memphis too. The weather there can be beautiful and so are the porches on the older, historic houses.
Sugar

Memphis, TN

#11 Nov 15, 2012
I'm actually moving back to Memphis after 6 years. Memphis is getting better folks. Couldn't get much worse though. They have greenlines, they are razing abandoned homes, transforming the old Sears building, south main district is growing, riverfront development, a mayor who is not a crack head, etc. While it still has a long way to go, things ARE getting better.
I'm not sure what you consider inexpensive. I have not lived in apts for years. Are you looking for Memphis or suburbs? Houston Levee and Hwy 64 in Cordova has a lot of new apartment communities. Good luck.
Anonymous

Memphis, TN

#12 Nov 17, 2012
This is the second time that I've lived in memphis. This is the first time that I've lived in the hood and i love my hood.
workin hard

Pearl, MS

#13 May 20, 2014
Would someone answer the question this forum is not about you
flashingblue

Russellville, AR

#14 Jun 22, 2014
Don't do it. Not safe anywhere within city proper . I grew up here, could never imagine as a child/teen. it would ever be like this . I don't trust some of the people i work with everyday . Some i will not partner with .
flashingblue

Russellville, AR

#15 Jun 22, 2014
Ello wrote:
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LOL. Thanks for making me laugh. You people are such drama queens. In reality all people who deal with crime in Memphis are IDIOTS. You should be smart enough to know where to live and where not to live. Don't blame an entire city for your lack of intelligence. Last time I lived in Bartlett and I had not even ONE close call with anything crime related, and I lived there for a year and a half.
MEMPHIS or "Bartlett "

Since: Jul 14

Little Rock, AR

#17 Jul 25, 2014
I'm speaking from personal experience, I don't know when you lived there but it has REALLY chaged! I 1st moved there in 1972 when I was 4, not much I can say about that except I lived through it then I moved back in 1985 I was 18 & going to college there, I lived & worked in Midtown & it was considered bad but back then you just needed some street smart, I lived there til 1996 & didn't move back til 2006. Worst mistake of my life! It has chaged sooo much! I lived there several months & my truck was broken into about once a week, so I just started leaving it unlocked, bad mistake! Then my battery wasn't just stolen they cut the cables....they won, I left again.
Pop

United States

#18 Jul 25, 2014
If house hold you income is over $65,000 you'll have no problem in the Memphis area.
Jason Hodges

Smithville, TN

#19 Aug 22, 2014
Ello wrote:
I am planning on moving back to Memphis because I miss it SO much. I know a lot of ignorant people have negative things to say about Memphis, but I truly think it is beautiful and distinctive. After moving back to my hometown and various places, I realize Memphis is far superior to anywhere I'm going to find. I lived in the Bartlett area before, and I remember it being EXTREMELY safe, inexpensive and near some amazing parks. Are there any areas similar to Bartlett? & does anyone know of any safe apartment complexes? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!:)
I lived in the Kirby Station apartment complex for several years and had no problems with crime or security. It is located off Kirby Parkway just north of Poplar Avenue. It was well-maintained, rents were reasonable and they sprayed for bugs monthly so we didn't have a problem with roaches. If I were to move back to Memphis, I would check this one out some complexes in the Greenbrook area of Southaven, Mississippi or Olive Branch or Horn Lake in Mississippi. I couldn't live in Memphis again unless I was east of White Station Road. North and South Memphis are dumps, downtown and midtown are dangerous and crime-ridden. The state of Memphis is a shame. I lived in an average Whitehaven community from 1960 but finally was forced out as the neighborhood degraded. It began a decline when blacks moved into the area but it was still decent as long as those blacks were homeowners. The area declined again when it began to attract renters but the final straw was when it began to attract Section 8 housing. That is when I knew I had seen enough. Those Section 8 people are nothing but pure filth.
Check It Out

Madison, TN

#20 Aug 23, 2014
None of the above. Move to HopeField in West Memphis, Ar. Nice area, but you'll have to build. Minutes away from downtown Memphis. No crime. Country living. Beautiful sunsets.
Behind Steel Doors

United States

#21 Aug 24, 2014
It's a deadly city, try Iraq it much safer.
Mississippi

Clarksville, TN

#22 Aug 24, 2014
Find a place at least 150 miles from Memphis and commute. You may reduce you chance of being be robbed to once a month.

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