Gossett VW Porsche is proud to serve customers from the great city of West Memphis, Arkansas! To celebrate our friends and neighbors in West Memphis, we’ve collected some history, fun facts and information about the city and compiled it all right here. Keep reading for a brief overview of the city of West Memphis, AR!
The city of West Memphis was originally founded around a sawmill in the early 1900s. For a while, the city primarily consisted of the mill and its employees. West Memphis has since grown into a bustling small-town community, offering a certain quiet wholesomeness.
The entire region surrounding West Memphis is known for its natural beauty. Of course, the Mississippi River—which divides West Memphis from Memphis, Tennessee—offers all sorts of outdoor activities. There’s also the St. Francis National Forest southwest of town and Holly Springs National Forest to the southeast. Both feature the particular beauty and allure of the Ozarks.
Memphis is often cited as a music Mecca, and while that may be true, West Memphis has its own musical allure. Many people don’t realize that famed blues guitarist and singer B.B. King got his start at a radio station in West Memphis. Today, West Memphis celebrates its musical roots with Blues on Broadway, a weekly event that goes off each year in downtown West Memphis.
West Memphis is only a short drive from Memphis, Tennessee, which for many residents, is quite a boon. Not only does this mean that exploring all of the wonders of Beale Street (like some of the best live music and barbecue in the world) is easily in reach, it also means it’s just as easy to escape back to the quieter side of the Mississippi River.
Looking for a new car or SUV in the West Memphis area? Be sure to cross the Mississippi to visit Gossett VW Porsche! Our dealership offers a wide range of new VW cars and SUVs, new Porsche luxury vehicles and plenty of used cars in plenty of makes and models. You can also stop by the Gossett Service Department for all your auto repair and maintenance needs. Browse our website to learn more, or give us a call at (901) 255-6266. We hope to see you soon!