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Memphis History Memphis, Tennessee was founded in 1819 by John Overton, James Winchester, and Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson. The site atop the fourth Chickasaw bluff, they felt, was an ideal place for the city they envisioned. The location provided a certain amount of natural security: it had served as a fort for early French and Spanish explorers, and the high bluffs created a natural barrier against periodic flooding from the Mississippi River. The surrounding countryside was fertile enough to support a substantial agricultural economy, and Memphis's location nearly midway between New Orleans and the Ohio Valley would make it a valuable river port and trading center. The new city quickly lived up to those early expectations. By the late 1840s, flatboats loaded with trade goods and cotton-laden riverboats lined the riverbank; Peddlers, fur traders, gamblers, and "river rats" filled the city's hotels and saloons; and cotton merchants flocked to Front Street's Cotton Row to buy and sell the area's high-quality "white gold." Even the War between the States, during which the city spent two years under federal occupation, failed to slow its growth. When the war ended, Memphis - though still a rough~and~tumble river town known mainly for its muddy streets and lawlessness - was the South's sixth largest city with some 55,000 citizens. It was also one of the few Southern cities that had not been burned, shelled, or looted during the four-year conflict. Luck, however, was not on Memphis's side for very long. In 1872, and again in 1878, the yellow fever epidemics devastated the city, killing more than 5,000 people, and sending another 25,000 to seek safety in other cities. As a result, land values fell drastically, and crops were left to die in the fields. The city lost its charter, forcing it into bankruptcy. Newspapers across the state suggested that the city should be burned and abandoned. But instead, of yielding to the pressures, Memphis showed the resilience and self-reliance that would mark its passage into the 20th century. The city sold bonds and used the money to finance a new drainage system, improve sanitation, and pave the notoriously muddy streets. It formed a merchants exchange to seek ways of diversifying the local economy, thus making it less dependent on cotton. By the early 1900s, Memphis was one of the world's leading hardwood lumber markets, and local factories turned out a variety of goods - from hardware supplies to farm tools. But the real sign of the city's recovery lay in the confidence of its residents. The population of Memphis now stood at more than 100,000, nearly twice the pre-yellow fever census. As Memphis made its economic comeback, history of another sort was being made on Beale Street. Beale Street in those days was a teeming neighborhood that bore little resemblance to the stately cotton merchants' mansions lining Adams Street. Beale was a simmering cultural cauldron of dice parlors, gin mills, pool halls, and bawdy houses, and its home-grown music reflected what its residents most keenly felt; the blues. W. C. Handy, a wandering black musician and composer, was the first to put down on paper the sometimes grim but always hopeful mix of field hollers, gospel songs, cotton-baling calls, and African tribal songs. Forty years later, Beale Street and those same rhythms infected a young, aspiring musician named Elvis Aaron Presley, who would forever change the face and the sound of American popular music. The contributions of these two musical innovators made Memphis the "Home of the Blues" and the "Birthplace of Rock~and~ Roll." From 1910 until the early 1950s, the destiny of Memphis lay largely in the hands of E. H. "Boss" Crump. Though he officially served as mayor from 1910 to 1915, he was widely regarded as the unofficial mayor for nearly 40 years after that. Though in many ways it was both paternalistic and self-serving, the Crump machine is largely credited with bringing in high-paying industrial jobs, putting Memphis on firm financial footing, and significantly increasing the number and quality of city services. Crump would no doubt be pleased with many of the changes that have taken place in Memphis in the last 30 years. The city now boasts one on the nation's largest and best-equipped regional medical facilities. It has become the country's leading distribution center, where air, rail, highway, and river connections converge from the four corners of the world. Downtown revitalization has proceeded at a rapid pace with the development of Mud Island, The Pyramid, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Main Street Trolley, and hundreds of new homes and apartments. And Beale Street is once again one of the city's favorite gathering spots with dozens of fashionable restaurants and nightclubs. Thoughts on Memphis from Locals The pioneering spirit in the founders of Memphis, Tennessee later flourished as Memphis gave birth to: The Blues Piggly Wiggly, the first modern supermarket Holiday Inns Hotels Federal Express Elvis Sun Records and rock 'n' roll. By the dawn of the twentieth century, Memphis was once again, and remains today, a thriving trade center. It has been called "America's Distribution Center" due to its central location in the U.S. and easy access to highway, rail, and air transport of goods. At the same time, it is also one of the country's most "livable" cities, incorporating a host of parks, museums, and similar amenities into its busy structure and suburbs. The city's founders' insisted on and still today exists the "public promenade", stretching along the river bluff. It's a place to sit back and enjoy the many blessings - natural and man-made, which Memphis has to offer. Downtown Memphis Downtown Memphis is now enjoying a rebirth and revitalization. Mud Island is worth a visit to check out the Mississippi River Museum and the Harbor Town residential development. Plans for the first hotel are underway for Harbor Town as well. While downtown, be sure to see the lighted Hernando De Soto Bridge at night, as well as the Pyramid and ride the restored, vintage trolley cars through downtown and midtown. Spend the evening on Beale Street, home of the Blues and authentic Memphis music. See a show at the Orpheum Theater and tour the theater to soak in the grandeur. Don't leave downtown without stopping in at the Peabody, the South's grand hotel. Sports in Memphis Memphis is a basketball town, and the University of Memphis Tigers, are again making waves at the FedEx Forum. No one in memphis grinds harder than our Memphis Grizzlies. The team has truely brought our city together since their arrival in 2001. The Redbirds team is our champion minor league ball team and has packed the Autozone Park time and time again. Memphis also hosts the Liberty Bowl each year and brings some fine college talent to our town each December. The Memphis St Jude Golf Tournament is held each summer at Southwind, our PGA course located just east of town. Sporting events in Memphis are a big part of the community and play an integral role in the family life in our town. Sports, culture, history, music, nightlife, and sightseeing--You can find it all here in Memphis, TN! Thoughts on the Memphis Real Estate Market The Memphis real estate market has been booming for years now. Bargain prices are something of a double-edged sword for homeowners in Memphis. Housing may be affordable and the market at less risk of a correction, but local homeowners also aren't amassing equity at a rapid pace as in some other markets in the U.S. that now may be considered overpriced. See what listings are available in the Memphis area!
Many people are surprised to find this quaint mountain oasis tucked away in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Where are the North Georgia Mountains? If you live in Chattanooga, TN or Atlanta, GA, a short drive can get you from the congested urban centers to the tranquil ridges and gorgeous valley views. The peaceful songs of nature make it easy to just sit back and relax. The North Georgia Mountains are centrally located in some of the Southeast's most lush and beautiful mountain scenery. 90 minute drive from Atlanta's airport (Hartsfield Jackson International Airport) At the foothills of the Appalachians At the intersection of NE Georgia, SE Tennessee & SW North Carolina In the lush valleys of Georgia's Fannin County - over 100,000 acres of protected forests. By the pristine waters of Lake Blue Ridge Next to the mighty Ocoee River Vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains With quick access from both Atlanta and Chattanooga - Blue Ridge, GA and Copperhill, TN are increasingly popular spots for second homes. The natural beauty of the area makes it a hot spot for vacation rentals, cabins and second homes. Find vacation and cabin rentals with Cuddle Up Cabin Rentals. Search Homes for sale. What Makes the Blue Ridge Area Special? Voted in the Top 10 Vacation Spots by TripAdvisor In late 2007, TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel survey resource, determined Blue Ridge, GA is number 5 in the top 10 destinations for travel during 2008. This recognition comes as no surprise to the North Georgia Mountain natives who know all to well the unprecedented beauty and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation that Blue Ridge, GA and Copperhill, TN can offer. Nestled in the historic homeland of the Cherokee Nation, the timeless natural beauty of the area has been largely preserved thanks to the establishment of three National Forest areas: the Cherokee National Forest, the Nantahala National Forest, and the Chattahoochee National Forest. Georgia's Fannin County alone has over 100,000 acres of protected United States Forest Service land, most of which neighbors the protected areas in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest North Carolina. Activities in the Blue Ridge Area In the greater Blue Ridge area and picturesque Copper Basin there are opportunities for hiking, canoeing, whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River, tubing on the Toccoa River, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, golfing, forest trails, antiquing, scenic railway rides, as well as many local festivals and playhouses. The best opportunities for outdoor recreation combine in the North Georgia Mountains and scenic Copper Basin. Fun on the Water: White Water, Tubing, Boating, Water-Skiing & Fishing White Water Rafting -Just a few short years ago, the mighty Ocoee River held the whitewater events when Atlanta hosted the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Today those with adventurous spirits continue to raft the river's rapids, some even choosing to challenge the Upper Ocoee's Class V rapids that make up the Olympic course. Lazy River Tubing -Those who are less interested in the fast pace of whitewater will find no problem booking a relaxing tubing trip down the lazy Toccoa River, or even the scenic Hiawassee which winds through the Cherokee National Forest. Lakes -Boating or water-skiing on Lake Blue Ridge, the nation's most pristine man-made lake is always an option! Fishing -with all of the lakes and rivers near by, fishing is a fun option. Fun on the Trails: Hiking, Biking & Horseback Riding Water sports are not all the area has to offer. Popular pastimes include hiking and mountain biking. Sections of the Appalachian Trail run through the North Georgia Mountains and offer breathtaking vistas and challenging terrain. The Cherokee National Forest offers several trails for equestrian enthusiasts. Numerous trails wind alongside the Upper Ocoee's river rapids Olympic course and along sections of the Old Copper Road, offering perfect picturesque walks along paved trails and more challenging nature trails into the foothills of the National Forest. The impressive Ocoee Whitewater Center emerges from the boulders lining the Olympic course, yet it beauty stands in the literal shadow of a massive 330 foot tall suspension bridge that towers above the rapids below. See the Mountains by Railway The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway also continues to grow in popularity as it chugs along the winding track running through the valleys of the Blue Ridge area and along the edge of the Toccoa River to make its stop just shy of the Tennessee state line in the quaint sister cities of Copperhill, TN and McCaysville, GA. In fact, the popularity of the railway has inspired an "all Tennesee" route known as the Hiawassee River Rail which traces the route of the Hiawassee River and even takes guests around the world-famous Hiawassee or Bald Mountain Loop, where the track was constructed to double over itself for over 60 feet as it wraps around the mountain instead of blasting a path through or along the mountainside. Shopping In the Blue Ridge Overhills the country charm of the various mountain communities combines perfectly with the astonishing beauty North Georgia Mountains. Quaint mom & pop shops, restaurants, antiquing and handmade mountain goods including furniture, foods, and dcor combine effortlessly with the convenience of chain necessities like groceries, pharmacies, etc. in North Georgia, Southwest North Carolina, and Southeast Tennessee. Culture Museums, local arts and artists thrive in the rich cultural atmosphere nourished by the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association. The famous John C. Campbell folk art campus is just a short drive away in Brasstown, North Carolina. Blue Ridge even has one of the last remaining drive-in theaters, the Swan Drive-In which shows double features nightly through the summer and serves hot homemade funnel cakes to patrons who fill the lot by the car-full! Golfing Aside from local courses, a short drive can put you on target for a tee time at the championship course at Young Harris Brasstown Valley Resort, or even at White Path Golf Course, just a few miles south of Blue Ridge, Georgia and designed by Rocky Roquemore. Blue Ridge - A retreat with something for everyone Whether you are interested in permanent relocation, a retirement investment, or just a quaint place to spend your next family vacation, we are certain that the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and scenic Copper Basin area have the tranquility, convenience, & natural beauty you need. More related sites Information on Copper Basin at OcoeeCountry.com, Polk County, TN Chamber of Commerce Ocoee Parks Information from TN Parks Service Fanin County Chamber of Commerce's Guide to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Welcome to Cleveland, Tennessee in Bradley County! Many house hunters spend countless hours looking for the perfect house, but when it comes to buying a piece of property, you can turn your house into a home by simply locating it in the City of Cleveland! SearchCleveland TN Homes for sale. Where is Cleveland, TN? Cleveland, Tennessee is snuggled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, a short distance from the Great Smokey Mountains and Cherokee National Forest, which gives the city its breath taking views of evening sunsets to the foliage of the fall. Overview of Cleveland, TN The community is the county seat of Bradley, County, which has a growing economy driven by a progressive industrial base and active retail market, state of the art medical facilities, and diverse cultural interests-including Olympic quality canoe, kayak, and whitewater rafting, and events in connection with the Cherokee Indian heritage, both made more enjoyable as the area boasts a seasonal climate that includes mild winters and summers! How are the schools? The education system boasts 9 public schools serving PK-12th grade students within the city school system, and 15 schools, PK-12, including two High Schools, in the County school system. Both systems employ numerous proud recipients of State and National award winning teachers, students, and nationally recognized individual elementary and high schools. Secondary education opportunities also exist for your family's continued education at Cleveland State Community College, a nationally accredited associate program college, and at Lee University, a 4 year liberal arts university. What's there to do in Cleveland, Tennessee? You can enjoy the local amenities and small town cost of living, or you can make a short trip 25 miles south and visit the world famous Chattanooga Choo-Choo in Chattanooga, Tn., approximately 80 miles Northeast to catch a Vols College football game in Knoxville, Tn., travel about 124 miles South to a Braves game in Atlanta, visit the Grand Ole Opry 175 miles on I-40 in Nashville, Tn or enjoy Big City Metropolitan life 180 miles Southwest in Birmingham, Alabama. As the locals might say, "we are right in the middle of it all!" A local perspective... Even with Cleveland TN's thriving economy, including 11 of the top 500 Fortune companies operating locally, the moderate weather, the growing tourism with the proximity to area large cities and the mountain air, the city has maintained its small, simple, "hometown", traditional values feel, making Cleveland the ideal place to live, work, let your kids grow up, and turn your house hunting days into home making memories. Article Courtesy of: Jo Organ Crye-Leike, Realtors (423)473-9545 crye-leike.com
Driving Tour of Historic Homes in Midtown Memphis If you're driving around Midtown and want to absorb a bit of history, here's a short list of Midtown Historic Homes: The map below is interactive, click on icons to see locations of properties. Clanlo Hall. Circa 1853. 1616 Central Avenue. The oldest house on Central Avenue, once used as a Yankee headquarters was originally all clapboard. The brick faade was added about 1925. The name Clanlo comes from the first two letters of each of the names of three sisters who lived there after 1954. Claire, Ann, Lois. Ashler Hall. Circa 1896. 1395 Central Avenue. This home was designed and built by Brinkley Snowden who graduated in architecture from Pinceton in 1890. The name comes from the term "ashler" used to describe squared, hewn stone. The Hunt-Phelan House. Circa 1830 with faade additions in 1851. 533 Beale Streeet. Go enjoy a fine meal at the Inn at Hunt Phelan as this antebellum mansion is now used as an inn and restaurant. The original home was built for a land surveyor in the Federal brick style and the 1851 addition of the Greek Revival style portico really "spiffed it up". There is a lot of Civil War history in this place including its use as a hospital in 1863. The Mollie Fontaine Taylor House. Circa 1886. 679 Adams Avenue. Currently a bar/restaurant you can get up close to this very Victorian structure where the phrase: "if one is good, two must be better, and three divine" certainly is exhibited. This home was built as a wedding present for a daughter, finished about 1890 and could easily be compared to wedding cake! You can see the father's house across the street as it is a museum call the Fontaine House. Annesdale Mansion. Circa 1855. 1325 Lamar Avenue. Originally built by a wholesale druggist from Maryland, Annesdale has been home to the same family for at least 7 generations since 1869. It is Italian Villa in style built with bricks made on the site with a four story tower overlooking the present seven and a half acre park-like setting. The Rozell House. Circa 1853. 1737 Harbert Avenue. This six gabled home is built of yellow poplar and tapered shingles by one of the families that donated land to build and support First Methodist Church. It sits on one of the highest elevations in this part of town. This family also donated land from their acerage for right-of-way for the first railroad that came to Memphis. The E.H.Crump House. Circa 1908. 1962 Peabody Avenue. "Boss" Crump is said to have picked every mayor the city had from his own term starting in 1909 til his death in 1954. Doric columns support the Greek Revival front porch. Beverly Hall. Cira 1906. 1560 Central. Once named "Greenwood", the land this home sits on was once a part of the Clanlo property. Designed by a Louisville, Kentucky architect, W.J. Dodd and the local firm of Jones and Furbringer it is the earliest example of Colonial Revival Architecture in Memphis and the precursor of the Galloway Mansion. Clarence Saunders Home. Circa 1918. 1561 Peabody Avenue. It is said that this home had the first central vacuum system in Memphis and that many of the plan features were enlarged and used in the more famous Saunders home, now the Pink Palace Museum on Central. This home was also once the home of the Binswanger family of local stained glass fame. YOUR NEXT HOME! Make your own history in Midtown. Memphis Historic Homes are Abundant in Midtown Midtown Memphis development began in the 1850's when non agrarian, commerce oriented citizens built their homes in the showy French, Italianate and Victorian style mansions of Victorian Village and extended to the postwar construction of the 1940's West of Highland. So if one is to talk about Memphis historic homes, there's a lot of ground to cover. It would be impossible to list all the Midtown homes that are significant to the history of the Memphis Community. Every home has a story or history significant to the owners and the previous owners; but most would concede to use the term Historic House in reference to: Architectural significance, significance of location, or significance of resident. Midtown Memphis Neighborhoods Ask any local and you'll get different answers for the boundaries of Midtown. The Post Office has one definition with the Midtown Post Office, zip 38104, in the 1500 block of Union. This definition is somewhat outdated since most Memphians would consider Highland, in zip 38111, the Eastern boundary today. Here are some neighborhoods within Midtown. Central Gardens: Some residents wouldn't hesitate to define Midtown as "Central Gardens"... one of the largest and oldest active neighborhood associations in the South. You can review their website at centralgradens.org. But Central Gardens doesn't even contain... Annesdale Park: The first "subdivision" development of the MidSouth... Annesdale Park (of 1903), which has its own neighborhood association. Evergreen Historic District: Also residents of the historic Evergreen Historic District Association evergreendistrict.org would certainly want to be included in the "Midtown definition". Vollintine/Evergreen at vecacdc.org. Cooper-Young at cooperyoung.org. Information Sources for this article included Central Gardens Handbook by James Williamson and Carl Awsumb, Architects. Central Gardens, Stories of the Neighborhood, by Barbara B. Viser. Good Abode by Perre Magness with photographs by Murray Riss.
Welcome back to Crye-Leike Insights! We are here to share tips, stories, and wisdom from our Crye-Leike family. This week we wanted to share some information on one of our favorite areas within the Crye-Leike footprint. And who better to hear it from than Zelda Lanza from our Madison, AL office! Jobs Redstone Arsenal- 45,000 jobs including: FBI, Marshall Space Fight Center, and Government Contract jobs. Cummings Research Park- 2nd largest research park in the US. 350 companies that are involved. Toyota is coming close to Huntsville. Facebook has broken ground on Huntsville Data Center. Learn More Outdoor Activities New minor league baseball team is coming to Huntsville: The Trash Pandas Over 60 parks and lakes in Huntsville/Madison County -Learn More Home to one of Alabama's biggest attractions: The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Music Many Music Venues - See Full List Here Music Audit in Huntsville - See the latest updates here.
Request Free Area Information Are you new to the area? We'll send you a free area information package. It will give you a look at your new city and familiarize you with what it has to offer. Welcome! REQUEST PACKAGE Discover Life in Huntsville Originally settled by John Hunt in 1805, Huntsville wasn't known by that name until 1811 when it became the first incorporated town in Alabama. What started as a small settlement has now became a major hub for national defense and space exploration. In fact, its nickname is "The Rocket City" because of its important role in the Apollo space program and the space shuttle program. It's still the home of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the world-famous Space Camp. Huntsville is more than a technology hub, however. Set in a gorgeous river valley, it's a popular destination for cave explorers. In addition to natural landmarks, it boasts numerous museums, historic districts, and arts and music festivals. As it's grown, it's maintained its small-town feel and culture. Even when you're in the heart of Huntsville, you'll never feel lost in the big city, and that's just how Huntsville residents want it. Find Huntsville Real Estate Huntsville Real Estate Listings Alabama Real Estate Search Huntsville Information City of Huntsville City of Madison Huntsville/Madison County Public Library The Huntsville Times Newspaper Huntsville Schools Huntsville City Schools City of Madison School System Madison County Schools Randolph School The University of Alabama in Huntsville Alabama A&M University Calhoun Community College The University of Alabama Auburn University Huntsville Attractions Huntsville Museum of Art Arts Council Benton W. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex Big Spring Jam Ditto Landing Huntsville Symphony Orchestra North Alabama Railroad Museum North Alabama Science Center (sci-quest) Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Downtown Huntsville Early Works Complex Huntsville Community Ballet US Space and Rocket Center Panoply Arts Festival Von Braun Civic Center
Discover Life in Chattanooga Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee. When it was established in 1838, it was a river commerce hub. Then the railroad arrived in 1850 and it became an instant boom town. Not only was it vital to the Civil War, but it was also a center point for industry after the war was over. Although Chattanooga suffered a declining population in the early 1980s, it's once again a vibrant and rapidly growing city. It's home to the world's first Coca-Cola bottling plant and the tow truck was born here. In addition to these important cultural icons, you'll find modern attractions such as museums, parks, a zoo, and the iconic Lookout Mountains just a short distance away. If you love music, don't miss the Riverbend Festival, a 9-day celebration. No matter what you love to do, Chattanooga is the place you'll love to do it. Find Chattanooga Real Estate Chattanooga Real Estate Georgia Real Estate Search Chattanooga Information State of Tennessee Official Site,tennessee.gov City of Chattanooga,chattanooga.gov Hamilton County, Tennessee,hamiltontn.gov Chattanooga/Hamilton County Public Library,chattlibrary.org Times Free Press Newspaper,timesfreepress.com Chattanooga Visitors Guide,chattanoogafun.com Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce,chattanoogachamber.com Chattanooga Schools Hamilton County Public Schools,hcde.org University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,utc.edu Chattanooga State Technical Community College,chattanoogastate.edu McCallie School,mccallie.org Notre Dame High School,notredamechattanooga.com OLPH School,school.myolph.com Daycare Primrose Schools,primroseschools.com Covenant College,covenant.edu Chattanooga Attractions Lookout Mountain Attractions,lookoutmountain.com Tennessee Aquarium & IMAX Theater,tnaqua.org Hunter Museum of American Art,huntermuseum.org Chattanooga Choo-Choo,choochoo.com Creative Discovery Museum for Children,cdmfun.org Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball,lookouts.com Ruby Falls,rubyfalls.com Rock City,seerockcity.com Chattanooga Theatre,theatrecentre.com TN Valley Railroad,tvrail.com
Looking to relax? Come live or vacation in Heber Springs and enjoy the world at a slower pace.... What's to Love: Friendly people, lots of fun activities, beautiful scenery, laid back atmosphere, safe family fun... What's Not to Love:If you don't live here, you'll have to leave at some point. Located on Greer's Ferry Lake in the foothills of the Ozarks, Heber Springs is a wonderful town off the beaten path. This great community offers an awesome place to raise a family, a sweet town for retirement, and a fun singles place. The people are welcoming and beyond just friendly. In Heber Springs you'll find a sense of community with superb schools, places of worship and all away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you love water-skiing, boating, diving, fishing and relaxing on sandy beaches, you'll love the clear water at Greer's Ferry Lake. At Little Red River there is even more canoeing or kayaking and fishing. World class trout are popular catches. Shopping more your style? Quaint shops with a treasure trove of antique and gifts are found on Main Street. There are so many fun things to do - you name it, we have it..golfing, camping, hiking... The beautiful views offer a fantastic place to just kick back and relax. Heber Springs Homes Homes in Heber Springs offer a plethora of choices: New Construction Home Communities Homes with Acreage Waterfront and Riverfront Properties Resale Homes All price ranges Some In-Town Homes Walking Distance to Beach & Shops Equestrian Properties Farms County Estates Log Cabins You may be interested in searchingHeber Springs real estatefor sale.
Throughout Crye-Leike's footprint there are several exciting vacation destinations. Whether you want to relax at the beach, hike a mountain, fish in a river, or go boating on a lake, we have areas you'll love. Search for your vacation home, 2nd home, vacation rental, condo, cabin or land. Here's a few destinations to consider. Florida's Gulf Coast Pickwick Lake in Tennessee Greer's Ferry / Heber Springs, Arkansas San Juan, Puerto Rico Gatlinburg, TN Hot Springs, Arkansas
Discover Life in Nashville When people thing of Nashville, the first thing that comes to mind is world-famous Opryland. Nashville is the home of country music and the second largest music production center in the U.S. Of course, Nashville is about more than country music. It was founded in 1779 as an important river port and later became a railroad hub. It suffered serious damage during the Civil War, but rapidly recovered to become a boomtown again. The boom was further fueled by the opening of the Grand Ole Opry in 1925 and later by the Civil Rights Movement. Today, Nashville blends the youthful culture of a major college town with its long-standing country music scene. It also boasts a symphony, a ballet, and an opera. For non-music fans, the Tennessee Titans call Nashville home. In short, Nashville offers something for everyone who calls it home. Nashville Real Estate Nashville Real Estates Nashville Homes for Sale Nashville and Middle Tennessee Information State of Tennessee Official Site,www.tennessee.gov Nashville & Davidson County Government,www.nashville.gov Tennessean Newspaper,www.tennessean.com Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau,www.nashvillecvb.com Nashville Public Library,www.library.nashville.org Williamson County Convention & Visitors Authority,www.williamsoncvb.org City of Brentwood,www.brentwood-tn.org City of Franklin,www.franklin-gov.com Franklin Chamber of Commerce,www.williamson-franklinchamber.com About Clarksville,www.clarksville.tn.us Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau,www.visitwilliamson.com Nashville Schools Cheatham Countycheatham.k12tn.net Davidson County, Nashvlle Metropolitan Public School System,www.mnps.org Dickson Countywww.dicksoncountyschools.org Montgomery Countywww.cmcss.net Maury Countywww.maury-lea.maury.k12.tn.us Murfreesboro City Schools (Rutherford County)www.cityschools.net Robertson Countywww.robcoschools.org Rutherford Countywww.rcs.k12.tn.us Sumner Countywww.sumnerschools.org Williamson County School System,www.wcs.edu Williamson County, Franklin City Special School District,www.fssd.org Wilson Countywww.wcschools.com Wilson County, Lebanon Special School Districtwww.lssd.org Nashville Attractions Opryland,www.gaylordopryland.com Tennessee Performing Arts Center,www.tpac.org Nashville Symphony,www.nashvillesymphony.org Nashville Zoo,www.nashvillezoo.org Country Music Hall of Fame,www.halloffame.org CMA Music Festival,www.cmafest.com Tennessee Titans NFL,www.titansonline.com Nashville Predators Hockey,www.nashvillepredators.com Nashville Sounds Baseball,www.nashvillesounds.com
Discover Life in Memphis Memphis, Tennessee was founded in 1819 on the site of an early fort for French and Spanish explorers. By 1840, it had grown to become a vital trading center with a busy river port. It's also one of the few cities to escape serious damage during the Civil War. Of course, Memphis is more famous for the role it played in launching Elvis Presley's career. He discovered his calling in the bluesy Beale Street scene and would go on to change American music forever. He was followed by other Memphis music greats like Johnny Cash, BB King, and Muddy Waters. Memphis, like most major Southern cities, was also a touchpoint in the Civil Rights movement. It emerged from the shadow of those days to become a vibrant community of over 1 million people, but it never lost its Southern roots and Southern beauty. It hosts the annual "Memphis in May" celebration, which features a music festival, the world barbecue championship, international week, and a night of classical music with the picnic Sunset Symphony. Only in Memphis can so many different celebrations occur at one time and its one of the reasons so many residents call it home. Find Memphis Real Estate Memphis Real Estate Memphis TN Homes for Sale Memphis Information State of Tennessee Official Site,www.tennessee.gov City of Memphis Online,www.cityofmemphis.org Memphis Visitors Bureau,www.memphistravel.com Shelby County, Tennessee,www.co.shelby.tn.us City of Bartlett,www.cityofbartlett.org Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce,www.bartlettchamber.org Town of Collierville,www.collierville.com City of Germantown,www.germantown-tn.gov Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce,www.germantownchamber.com Town of Millington,www.ci.millington.tn.us Commercial Appeal Newspaper,www.gomemphis.com Bartlett Newspaper,www.bartlettexpress.com Memphis Flyer,www.memphisflyer.com Memphis/Shelby County Public Library,www.memphislibrary.org Memphis Health Care Memphis Schools Information on Memphis Education - Public and private schools offer first-rate and varied opportunities for students from kindergarten through high school. Beyond that, training in vocational and technical areas, liberal arts education, and professional fields is offered at the area's many colleges and universities. Memphis Attractions Memphis Museums Memphis Music, Sports, and Theater North Mississippi Community Information Mississippi Government,www.mississippi.gov Mississippi Development Authority,www.mississippi.org Desoto County Area Information,www.desotocounty.com Desoto County Government,www.desotoms.com Hernando Area Information,www.hernandoms.org Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce,www.hornlakechamber.com City of Horn Lake,www.cityofhornlake.ms City of Olive Branch,www.ci.olive-branch.ms.us City of Southaven,www.southaven.org Southaven Chamber of Commerce,www.southavenchamber.com Tupelo Convention & Visitor's Bureau,www.tupelo.net City of Tupelo,www.ci.tupelo.ms.us East Arkansas Community Information West Memphis Tourism,www.westmemphis.org Education - Arkansas Department of Education,www.arkansased.org Education - West Memphis School District,www.grsc.k12.ar.us Education - Marion School District,www.msd3.org/co.html Education - West Memphis Christian School,www.wmcs.com Education - Mid-South Community College,www.midsouthcc.edu Crittenden Arts Council,www.crittendenarts.org Local Newspaper,www.theeveningtimes.com Arkansas Delta Region,www.deltabyways.com Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism,www.arkansas.com Arkansas Game & Fish Commission,www.agfc.com Arkansas State Parks,www.arkansasstateparks.com State of Arkansas Government,www.arkansas.gov Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge,www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=43650 City of West Memphis,www.ci.west-memphis.ar.us West Memphis Chamber of Commerce,www.wmcoc.com Marion Chamber of Commerce,www.marionarkansas.org
Atlanta is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the U.S. Due to its position as a transportation and shipping hub, it's also home to major corporations such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines. Although it was first settled in 1822, the region officially became "Atlanta" in 1847. Historic Atlanta is most famous for being burned to the ground during the Civil War and later hosted the premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind, which featured this tragic event. Today, Atlanta is also a hub of culture, and the arts, but has a fun side. It was the site of 1996 Summer Olympics and hosts the annual DragonCon convention as well as numerous professional sports teams. Many locals refer to it as "Hotlanta" due to its subtropical climate, but it's actually cooler than many Southern cities because of its higher elevation. The Atlanta lifestyle is a unique combination of traditional Southern ideals and a fast-moving urban culture. If you are moving to the Atlanta area, here are a few resources that will help. Find Atlanta Real Estate Atlanta Real Estate For Sale Atlanta Homes For Sale Atlanta Information State of Georgia Official Site, www.georgia.gov City of Alpharetta, www.alpharetta.ga.us City of Athens, www.libs.uga.edu/athens City of Cumming, www.cityofcumming.net City of Duluth, www.duluth-ga.com City of Roswell, www.ci.roswell.ga.us City of Marietta, www.mariettaga.gov Atlanta Higher Education Georgia Tech, www.gatech.edu Emory University, www.emory.edu Georgia State University, www.egsu.edu/ The University of Georgia(Athens), www.uga.edu/ Atlanta Attractions Atlanta Zoo, www.zooatlanta.com Georgia Aquarium, www.georgiaaquarium.org Six Flags Over Georgia, www.sixflags.com/parks/overgeorgia High Museum of Art, www.high.org Georgia Museum of Art, www.uga.edu/gamuseum Ballet, www.atlantaballet.com Opera, www.atlantaopera.org Symphony, www.atlantasymphony.org Atlanta Braves, www.atlantabraves.com Atlanta Hawks, www.nba.com/hawks Atlanta Falcons, www.atlantafalcons.com Atlanta Thrashers, www.atlantathrashers.com Golf Information, www.golflink.com/golf-courses/state.asp?state=GA National Park Service, www.nps.gov/chat Photo Courtesy of: Georgia Department of Economic Development