Memphis, TN huh. Heard there were some rough and tough areas around there. My parents had a second home between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg but it burnt down a couple years ago in that big Sevierville fire.
Yes there are a few rough areas. I grew up in the Hickory Hill area. Toward the end of my time there gun fire was common place. It was hit by a tornado several years ago and has gotten even worse.
Then you have Frasyer, Downtown and Orange Mound. However, Memphis is making some strides, Midtown, Germantown, and Lakeland come to mind.
Sorry for the loss. East TN is where I would love to retire, specifically Chattanooga.