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Relocating to Memphis TN. Advice needed

Discussion in 'Indians in Tennesse' started by thyramax, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. thyramax

    thyramax New IL'ite

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    Hello everyone,

    I may get a job in Memphis (IT). I have never been to Memphis and was looking for area information through city-data and other websites. All I get is negative info about crimes and how bad memphis is and how everyone wants to get out that place. After reading those, now I am really concerned to take the job or not. I am married and have 3 yr old.

    Can any one of you, please provide me with first hand info about memphis? Would it be okay to move?

    I will be working on the east side of Memphis, near German town.

    Any info on good apartments, school info is greatly appreciated.

    Please advice. Looking forward for your replies.
     
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  2. shailja45

    shailja45 New IL'ite

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    Thyramax,

    I live in Memphis and I won't disagree entirely with what you've heard about the city.
    However, there are certain areas that are good around here.. Germantown, Collierville are good decent areas..
    If we use common sense.. we don't fall into lot of problems here.

    I live in the Germantown vicinity and have not come across a lot of criminal activity here. Am here for the last 3 years..

    If you want to be in this area you have only few apartment options. i.e. decent apartment options.
    Colonnade ( i've lived here & the maintenence is not that great)
    Vineyards
    are 2 very good apartments located on Wolf River Blvd.

    Also, I've heard there are couple of great schools in this area too. I think one of them is Briarcrest. Which comes in the Germantown area.

    Another good apartment is Brook Chase. As far as I remember one of the schools in this area has a bus system which picks up kids from Brook Chase but not from the other apts.
    You still have to check.
    You can find their links & prices etc on Rent.com


    There are few Indian stores so its kind of a monopoly thing going on .. But we usually get almost everything needed..

    Quite a bit of Indians around.Have Telugu & Gujarati association.. Temple is a bit far..
    Lot of Indians working @ Fedex & IP..

    You'll probably like the weather much better than MN.. because it doesn't get as cold as it gets there..

    That's what I can think of at the moment.. Let me know if you need more information .. Will be happy to help!

    Happy Moving!

    Cheers!
    -Shailja:thumbsup
     
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  3. shailja45

    shailja45 New IL'ite

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    I posted a long reply to this mesg y'day..Got a mesg saying "pending moderator approval"
    The mesg hasn't been posted till now.

    I am in Memphis & would like to help you..Plz try to contact if need be.
    Don't have the patience to write down e'thing again...

     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
  4. saivanitha

    saivanitha New IL'ite

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    Li colon on Green and Field Stone apartments
    and southwinds apartments where most of the Indians leave and I dont know about the school once you come to these apartments you can have Indian friends and can know the information
    Even most of the people live in schilling farms,collerville since it is considered as best place
     
  5. vanikumari

    vanikumari New IL'ite

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    Hi .I live in memphis.It's not really that much bad.Here lots indians living here.no need to worry.
     
  6. NilaRagu

    NilaRagu New IL'ite

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    Hi Vani.. Do you still live in Memphis TN? Can you please give some idea about apartments..
     
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    usharaj New IL'ite

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    Hi NilaRagu.

    i will be relocating to Memphis,TN by mid of april....which apt did u choose in memphis and how do you feel..give me sme info abt good apt and good school for my 4yr old kid..thnkx
     

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