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Frequently Asked Questions About Life In Memphis Stratum

Thinking of moving to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll for your studies? With incredible food, a vibrant creative scene, lively nightlife, and plenty of opportunities post-university, Memphis is the perfect college city.

Check out our FAQs to get all the answers you need about studying in Memphis and living at Stratum on Highland.

What US cities are easy to travel to from Memphis?

Located on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, Memphis is within driving distance of several US cities, including Marion (12.5 miles), Bartlett (11 miles), Southaven (13 miles) and Horn Lake (18 miles). It’s also a less-than-two-hour flight away from many major cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, and Chicago.

What are the best student activities in Memphis?

With lively nightlife, famous BBQ restaurants, sprawling parks, and ample shopping, Memphis – or the Home of the Blues as it’s also known – is a city that has something for everyone.

Just a short stroll from Stratum on Highland and the University of Memphis campus is the Highland Strip. With shopping, dining, entertainment, and live music all year long, it’s the ideal place to grab a bite to eat or pick up some thrifted finds. 

If it’s fresh air you’re craving, head to Tom Lee Park. Overlooking the Mississippi River, there’s 30-acres of green open park space to explore with sports courts, an outdoor gym, food and drink, and art displays. Shelby Farms Park is also just a 15-minute walk from campus and offers great coffee, trails for running and cycling, paddleboarding, and kayaking. 

If you’re hungry, be sure to check out the famous Central BBQ for pulled pork, dry ribs, hot wings, nachos, and mac and cheese. You won’t be disappointed!

How big is Memphis?

At 783.6 km², Memphis is the largest city in the deep south. With a population of 650,000, it’s also the second-most populous city in the state of Tennessee. Getting around the city is relatively easy though. The Blue Line is a weekly shuttle service from campus to local stores, and the MATA bus has many different route options, including a drop off at campus.

Is Graceland close to Memphis?

Graceland is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard in the Whitehaven, Memphis neighborhood. Public transport to Graceland from Memphis city center isn’t great, so travelling by car is your best bet.

Does the Mississippi River run through Memphis?

Memphis is located right next to the Mississippi River. To get the best view of the river, check out the Big River Crossing. Open daily from 6am to 10pm, the mile-long pedestrian bridge takes in spectacular views of the river and the Memphis skyline. 

Is there onsite parking?

Yes, there is a dedicated garage at Stratum on Highland which you can use to park your car. However, there’s only a certain number of spaces, so we’d suggest that you book your space sooner rather than later. There’s also bike storage if you prefer to travel on two wheels.

What fitness facilities are available in the Stratum on Highland?

Stratum on Highland is geared towards an on-the-go, active student lifestyle. Here, you’ll find a 24-hour fitness center with all the latest equipment. Plus, there’s a coffee bar, BBQ grill area (we are in Memphis after all), business center, and game room.

What is included in my rent?

At Stratum on Highland, each apartment is equipped with a wide range of appliances and features, including an in-unit washer dryer, dishwasher, and refrigerator. The community amenities mentioned above are also all free and included in your rent.

Why Yugo?

Our student housing is more than just a place to live and learn. It’s a holistic living experience with great spaces across the US, as well as across Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

We give our students a supportive place to grow on and off campus. When you choose Yugo, alongside your desirable accommodation, you’ll experience the great lifestyle that Stratum on Highland provides.

So, there you have it! Our top FAQs about life at Stratum on Highland. We hope you found the answer you were looking for – but if you didn’t, please check out our USA FAQs or simply get in touch.