Maybe I spent to much time in the bad parts of town, but I never really cared for the area. Might just be me, but Memphis seems to have a high crime rate based on the population.
I also felt unsecure in Memphis. Not on Beale street or downtown, but south of town where I stayed. Maybe it was because of the fences and barbed wire that surrounded everthing including the motels. Or it could have been the 3 car alarms that went off, or the fight between what looked like a dozen people or the 12 year-old(?) girl that knocked on my door wanting to know if I wanted someone to "party" with. All at my motel, All in one night. Was it worth it. Ever had ribs at Rendevous or pulled pork at Corkys ? Oh Yeah its worth it.