Bartlett Real Estate
Bartlett, Tennessee has been praised by CNN, Money Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report for its quality of life. Just twenty minutes from Memphis, this town is known for its city amenities in a serene setting.
Bartlett was founded in the 1830s as the lone stagecoach stop on the Memphis to Nashville route. Known as Union Depot, Bartlett was primarily a farming community, with major plantations along Stage Road. The town was incorporated in 1866, and was named after Major Gabriel M. Bartlett, a local planter. By the late 1800s, Bartlett had a hotel, a wagon, plow, and coffin manufacturer, and Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian churches. Courthouse School was founded in 1885 and had an enrollment of more than a hundred students in two years. Bartlett also became home to the first school of higher learning in the area – Masonic Collegiate Institute. As the town flourished, so did its sense of community. Bartlett continued to thrive, opening a library, water wells, fire department, and a public park. With a current population of approximately 50,000, Bartlett is the 9th largest city in Tennessee.
Shopping and Dining
Bartlett is close to one of the most popular area malls, Wolfchase Galleria. Some local favorite restaurants are Firebird’s Wood Fired Grill, El Molino Restaurant, Milano’s, Fat Larry’s, and The Cheesecake Factory. Bartlett is also minutes away from world-famous Beale Street, and Memphis’s metropolitan mix of shops, galleries, concert venues, and award-wining restaurants.
Parks and Recreation
Bartlett prides itself on having a park no further than 2 miles from every home. Bartlett has a number of attractive parks and recreation centers, including Bartlett Grove, Bartlett Boulevard Soccer Park, A.E. Beaty, Deermont, Dixon/Brewer, Easthill, Ellendale, Elmore, Elmore Civic, Elva T. Bledsoe, W.J. Freeman, Madison Arthur Byrd, Rockyford, Singleton Community Center, Sleepy Hollow, Stoneridge, and Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center (site of Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center and Bartlett Recreation Center). The recreation center is a popular gathering place for the people of Bartlett with its swimming pool, racquetball courts, basketball courts, running track, and workout rooms.
Bartlett real estate consists predominantly of detached single-family homes, newer suburban communities and local commercial centers. Homes for sale are considered affordable for many and there are several active homeowners associations, including Davies Plantation, Easthill, Kirby Ridge, Wellsgate, Brunswick & Ellendale, Daybreak, and Great Bartlett. These areas offer lots of green space and acreage, and beautiful traditional-style homes.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Bartlett has its own school district and students attend Altruria Elementary, Ellendale Elementary, Oak Elementary, Rivercrest Elementary, Bon Lin Elementary and Middle, Appling Middle, Elmore Park Middle, Bartlett Elementary and High. Private school options include St. Ann Elementary (Pre-K to grade 8) and Bartlett Baptist Preschool. Area colleges and universities include University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Baptist College, and Remington College. Medical centers in the Bartlett area include St. Francis, Methodist Le Bonheur, and Baptist Memorial. The local airport is Memphis International Airport. Memphis Area Public Transportation (MATA) provides public transit. Interstates 40 and 269 and Routes 14, 15, 70, 69 are the major arterials.