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Getting Established in Memphis

Congratulation on your relocation to Memphis!

The Greater Memphis region offers a low cost of living, thriving culture, diverse neighborhoods and a strong sense of community – all things that make a city a great place to live, work and play. It’s no surprise that Millennials are not only flocking to Memphis, but putting down roots in the Bluff City as Memphis is a top market for Millennial home buyers.

See for yourself why so many people are filled with pride when they tell people they are from Memphis.

Moving to a new city is exciting, however relocating  can be stressful. Below you’ll find a list of helpful relocation resources to help you get established.

Explore Memphis Relocation Resources

Here’s a handy list of resources to help with your relocation to Memphis.


Tennessee has no personal income tax and a state sales tax of 9.25 percent. For detailed information, visit the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s website.

Set Up Utilities

Memphis Light Gas & Water – MLGW

Memphis Public Works – Memphis Public Works

Cost of Living

The Greater Memphis Region is well known for its affordable housing and low cost of living. Compare Memphis to other large metros using our cost of living calculator.

Calculate Your Mortgage

How much home can you afford in Memphis? This mortgage calculator can help you determine your monthly mortgage in Memphis.

Get a Tennessee Driver’s License

Visit the Tennessee Department of Safety for information on obtaining a Tennessee Driver’s License within 30 days of residency.


Memphis experiences all four seasons with mild winters and humid summers and sunshine an average of 234 days a year. For average temperatures and precipitation year-round, visit the Weather Channel’s website.

Register to Vote in Shelby County

Register to vote in Shelby County via online registration here. To be eligible to vote, registration must be completed no later than 30 days prior to an election.

Get a Memphis Public Library Card

Get a Memphis Public Library cards online here to access millions of books and resources including Lynda.com learning modules, online and audio books and more.

Find a Memphis Area Real Estate Agent

Looking for a home? Check out a list of Memphis area real estate agents in our Chamber Member Directory.

Find a Moving Company

Need movers? Here’s a list of Memphis area moving companies.

Apartments, Property Management Groups and More

Visit our Member Directory for a full list of businesses that can assist with your relocation needs.


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