U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arkansas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:55 AM
 
11 posts, read 63,212 times
Reputation: 14

Advertisements

Can someone please give me an objective view of life in West Memphis.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-15-2008, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
8,262 posts, read 15,966,693 times
Reputation: 10024
Quote:
Originally Posted by AussieAussieAussie View Post
Can someone please give me an objective view of life in West Memphis.
If you are driving thru W Memphis it seems like 1 big truck stop. Plus a dog track. And to be honest, I've never seen anything in W Memphis to make me want to visit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2008, 06:15 AM
 
11 posts, read 63,212 times
Reputation: 14
Thanks. I havent been able to find a post about W Memphis on this site and was curious to find out more as I may be visiting there sometime in the near future. Websites basically give statistical overviews and nothing more.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Sherwood, Arkansas
362 posts, read 1,088,782 times
Reputation: 278
If you are considering moving to the Arkansas side of the Memphis Metro, you should look at Marion which borders West Memphis to the north. It's population has increased nearly 200% since 1990 and it is the best public school district in East Arkansas. Marion is closer to downtown Memphis than any of the suburbs on the Tennessee or Mississippi side. Suddivisions are being built in Marion like crazy these days and now that people on the Tennessee and Mississippi sides are seeing the advantages of Marion, many of them are also flocking across the river.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2008, 06:25 AM
 
11 posts, read 63,212 times
Reputation: 14
Ok thanks; Ill get back to you on that...Im in Australia and it's now my bedtime so I'll resume with you tomorrow. Thanks for your replies so far.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
45 posts, read 138,460 times
Reputation: 23
I grew up in West Memphis and I still have plenty of friends and family there. I currently live in Little Rock though. If you are wanting to be close to Memphis, but not in Tennessee, I would suggest Marion. They have better schools, better restaurants, and more things to do. West Memphis is a small town that is only going downhill. Crime is worse and everyone is moving away (as I did).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: The South
264 posts, read 1,014,195 times
Reputation: 80
Marion is much better than West Memphis, for living. Entertainment wise west memphis is better with the racetrack and all but thats not saying much. Crime and Interstate Traffic due to construction are huge problems in W. Memphis. Memphis is where the partys at! For visitors at least- are you only visiting or considering a move? Do NOT move to w. memphis- too many problems, nearby marion is MUCH better. Visitors should probably stay in Memphis for touristy and entertainment stuff.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2008, 10:55 PM
 
11 posts, read 63,212 times
Reputation: 14
Hi again...W Memphis is an option for a work location for about a year so I really need to do the research to enable me to make the right decision. The other choices are Harrison and N Platte, Nebraska. Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: The South
264 posts, read 1,014,195 times
Reputation: 80
If you decide on west memphis, you would almost definitely want to live in Marion. Harrison Nebraska or Arkansas? Harrison, Arkansas is a nice little town, but Harrison, NE I dont know a thing about, except that it exists. Sorry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
7,946 posts, read 14,602,573 times
Reputation: 4457
Don't know about Nebraska, but I have been through Harrison many times. It is very rural and is probably the most conservative town in the state. It is nearly 100% white and very racist. There are many parts of Arkansas that seem frozen in time, but Harrison tops them all. There isn't much there in the way of culture and shopping is pretty much limited to Wal-Mart. You can go to either NWA, Springfield, or Little Rock for additional options. I would go take the job in West Memphis because you are so close to Memphis and all the ameneties that come with it, and you still have the option to live rural if you want.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arkansas
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top