In the last 10 years, Memphis has turned into a cesspool. Our former crack head mayor saw to that. Gang warfare constantly. Memphis is in the top 5 most dangerous places to live in the USA. I have lived here all my life, and am ready to go elsewhere. There are some relatively safe places, but overall it sucks.
Yeah, you have to get over to the east side of town - Germantown, Cordova, etc.