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Welcome to the City of Good Abode

Memphis is a city with a whole handful of nicknames: Home of the Blues. Birthplace of Rock and Roll. The Bluff City. The City of Good Abode. North America's Logistics Center. And there are more than a handful of reasons why Memphis means so much to so many.

When a reporter once asked a young army sergeant named Elvis Presley what he missed most about Memphis, the King simply replied: "Everything."

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The South's Best Downtowns

Petula Clark, the girl who, in 1964, made "Downtown" one of pop music's most fashionable addresses, is ripe for a comeback. While the lyrics to Clark's No. 1 hit didn't even remotely apply to Southern downtowns between the late 1960s and the late 1990s, her song now can be applied to a growing number of metro downtowns in the South.

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