Haywood, Tipton, and Lauderdale counties, in southwestern Tennessee, offer an environment and lifestyle that is attractive to people of all ages. The HTL region, just north of Memphis, offers big city amenities with the warmth, charm and conveniences of a smaller town. Our communities are home to beautiful neighborhoods, excellent schools, top-notch healthcare facilities and plenty of fun things to do. Living, working or playing, the HTL region is a great place to call home!



Educational institutions in the HTL region believe in providing students with the strong foundation they need to enter the workforce prepared and ready for success. The region’s highly rated three school districts all offer an exemplary educational experience in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere. There are countless training programs, resources, internships and certifications available for students to discover a variety of career options and explore their own unique interests so when they enter the workforce, they are confident and ready to achieve their goals.

25+ K12 schools in the region, including magnet schools and alternative learning centers.

Housing & COLA

The HTL region consistently maintains a low cost of living and has a variety of affordable housing options.

Total Housing UnitsN/AN/AN/A43,6992,996,127138,432,751
Median House Value (of owner-occupied units)N/AN/AN/A$136,738$177,600$229,800
Homeowner Vacancy1.4%1.4%1.7%45224,5371,129,755
Rental Vacancy5.8%6.8%8.0%1,13265,8752,704,553
Renter-Occupied Housing Units (% of Occupied Units)35.6%33.5%33.3%12,779882,92143,552,843
Occupied Housing Units with No Vehicle Available (% of Occupied Units)8.5%5.5%6.4%2,464146,16110,344,521
Source: JobsEQ 2022 Q4


Healthcare needs are met by modern and growing hospitals and medical centers that provide high-quality healthcare to the community. Many of our medical centers have been recognized nationally and have earned a plethora of achievement awards and accolades, including the Magnolia Regional Health Center and the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton, which received a QUEST® award for outstanding patient care in 2017. Lauderdale Community Hospital, another regional hospital, is a designated Critical Access Hospital, established to aid in the continuation of healthcare services for rural residents. The region’s newest hospital, Haywood County Community Hospital, provides acute care, mental health care and diagnostic services to Brownsville and surrounding communities in Haywood County. Additionally, the world-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is located close by in Memphis.

With our region’s abundance of renowned healthcare institutions offering a wide variety of high-quality medical services from dedicated and committed providers, you can assure your family will be provided with excellent care in our region.

Quality of Life

Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties are not only the ideal place for work, but also for play! With just over 100,000 people in the three-county area, the HTL region has a safe, friendly, small-town community feel, with close access to big city amenities.

Bordering the Mississippi River and nestled in the rolling hills of southwestern Tennessee, our area is rich with natural and scenic landmarks. With our region’s forests, rivers, lakes, trails and parks, it is easy to enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. From the Hatchie River to the Fort Pillow State Park to Glenn Springs Lake, there are ample opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating and wildlife watching. The area’s moderate climate ensures your family can enjoy the outdoors all year long.

Our region also has a rich cultural history and an abundance of public and private cultural centers and performing arts venues. There are a host of museums, theaters, historical sites and learning centers to discover and explore. You can also enjoy an abundance of annual festivals, concerts, special events and holiday celebrations held in picturesque and historic downtown areas and community parks.

Whether you’re driving along the Mississippi River enjoying the view, shopping and soaking in the culture of Covington’s Historic Court Square, having incredible food at Chisholm Lake Store or fishing at one of our many lakes or rivers, Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties are a great place to live. With our family-oriented and community-focused quality of life, let our region be your destination for business and family!