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    NSA Mid-South, TN Local Information

    The city closest to NSA Mid-South is Millington, Tennessee. It is a small city of just over 10,000 people in Shelby County. This county is both the largest in land area and in population (with 927,650 people) in the state.

    Other communities nearby include Bartlett (population 54,600), Lakeland (12,400), Arlington (11,500), and in Tipton County include Munford (4,700), Atoka (8,400), Brighton (2,700), and Covington (9,000). An average commute from one of these communities to base takes about 15-20 minutes.

    Memphis is the state's largest city (population 653,500) and is in Shelby County on the Mississippi River, the state border of Tennessee and Arkansas. The city is just 20 miles south of base and, as the second-largest metro area in the state (behind Nashville), offers plenty to do and see for newcomers and residents.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: Average rent in the Millington area is about $850 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average home for sale in Millington sells for about $135,000. This is lower than the Tennessee state average of $139,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Millington and the base are located on the far southwestern side of Tennessee. Nashville is about 3 hours / 200 miles northeast, Chattanooga is nearly 5 hours / 330 miles east, and Knoxville on the opposite side of the state is a 6 hour or 385 mile trip. Memphis is just 14 miles north of the Mississippi border and 8 miles east of the border with Arkansas.

    Climate and Weather: During the summertime, southwestern Tennessee can be quite hot and humid. Temperatures are usually in the 80s and afternoon thunderstorms are fairly common. Winter temperatures are cool, normally in the 40s, and though there is little snow, ice storms can occur and inflict some damage. Precipitation is 54 inches annually and heaviest during spring