Arlington Real Estate
Often referred to as one of Shelby County’s “best kept secrets,” Arlington is a cozy community 40 minutes east of Memphis. This town of just under 10,000 is known for its great schools and friendly neighbors.
Arlington, originally called Haysville, was founded in 1830. Growth in the railroad brought many changes to the town, bringing visitors from all over. The town changed to Arlington in 1883. Captain Henry Pitman had visited the national cemetery in Virginia and thought it was the most beautiful spot on the earth.
Depot square has retained its history over the years, as evidenced by the quaint shops and small businesses, as well as local festivals and concerts held throughout the year.
Shopping and Dining
Arlington and the surrounding area have plenty of shopping and dining to meet its resident’s needs. In addition to various grocery stores and boutiques, the Shops of Stonebridge serve the community. Arlington locals enjoy eating at Vinegar Jim’s, which is next to the Old Town Square, Plumpy’s Barbeque Company, Off the Hoof Burgers, Brendalay Grill, and Rizzi’s Pizza Café. With its close proximity to the Memphis metropolitan area, residents also take advantage of its great music, culture, food and sports.
Parks and Recreation
Arlington’s beauty is second to none. Neighborhood parks and recreation centers include Dixon Robinson, Doctor Logan, Douglass Street, Hughes-College Hill, Mary Alice, Playground of Dreams, Arlington Sports Complex, and Arlington Senior Center. Rachel H.K. Burrow Museum showcases a collection of local memorabilia in a one-room building that was built as a bank in 1905. Other historical sites include the original working blacksmith shop from the 1800s that is a featured attraction in the annual Arlington in April festival, and a post office built in 1900 that also serves as a museum of relics from local veterans. Arlington is also close to outdoor recreational attractions including Shelby Farms Park, Meeman Shelby Forest State Park, Anderson-Tully State Wildlife Management Area, Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge, and Moss Island State Wildlife Management Area.
Arlington real estate caters to a variety of price points. There are many brick, Tudor-style homes with attractive peaked roofs, traditional layouts, and large lots. Up-and-coming neighborhoods include Brunswick & Ellendale, Summer Meadows, Gray’s Creek, Harrell’s Ridge, and Hickory Withe Lakes. Desirable real estate can also be found in established neighborhoods including Hunter’s Walk, Osborn Meadows, Trails of Arlington and Windward Slopes.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Arlington has its own school district and is served by Arlington Elementary, Donelson Elementary, Arlington Middle, and Arlington High, all have outstanding GreatSchools ratings. Parents can also send their students to Macon Road Baptist School (East campus) on Hwy 64. Higher education institutions include The University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Baptist College, and Remington College. Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett serves the community for its medical needs.
The major arterials around Arlington, Tennessee are Interstates 40, 269, 205, and 385, and U.S. Highways 70, 79, and 64. Arlington is easily accessible from 385 on I-40. Memphis International Airport is within an hour’s drive. Memphis Area Transit Authority, MATA, serves area residents.