Olive Branch sits right at the border of Mississippi and Tennessee. For this reason, even though this week’s featured town is located in Mississippi, it is still considered a southeastern suburb of Memphis, TN.
You might be able to smell the delicious barbeque when the wind blows right. Let’s not forget the Soul food, the Blues, and being less than 15 miles away from the King’s mansion, Graceland. Memphis, TN, brings you a World-Class zoo, Civil Rights history, and much more.
More reason Olive Branch scores high in our Smart Military Retirement Locations list is the easy access to Naval Support Activity Mid-South (Millington). This facility will give you access to an MWR, an exchange, and a commissary, less than 45 minutes away.
As a bonus, the Memphis metro area has exceptionally low cost of living and real estate prices.
The Memphis Zoo is one of the city’s hallmarks: it has been repeatedly ranked as one of the best zoos in the country. Two of the most famous museums are closed by as well; as mentioned previously, Graceland, Elvis’ home, and the National Civil Rights Museum. The Civil Rights Museum is centered around the site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and hosts exhibits on the racial equity movement.
Beale St. in Memphis, TN, is where Rock and Roll and Blues collide. Approximately 1.8 miles of restaurants, nightclubs, street performers, and fun!
Let’s not forget the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame. Lastly, the Stax Museum of American Soul music features a replica of a recording studio.
With a small-town feel but a big city convenience close by, Olive Branch has it all.
Olive Branch, MS is one of the 120 locations listed in our Smart Military Retirement Location Guide™. Filled with locations chosen based on data relevant to military retirees, our Smart Military Retirement Location Guide™ will help you find the location best suited for your ideal retirement. For more information and to purchase our guide, click here.