Bartlett, Tennessee Real Estate
Bartlett, Tennessee Real Estate
CNN, Money Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report have all hailed Bartlett, Tennessee for its quality of life. Just twenty minutes from Memphis, this town is known for its city amenities in a serene setting.
In the 1830s, Bartlett began as the single stagecoach stop on the Memphis to Nashville route. Known as Union Depot, Bartlett was at this time 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 planter. By the late 1800s, Bartlett had a hotel, a wagon, plow, and coffin manufacturer, and Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian churches. Courthouse School was chartered in 1885 and had an enrollment of more than a hundred in two short years. Bartlett also became home to the first institution of higher learning in the area – Masonic Collegiate Institute. As the town prospered, so did its sense of community, and in 1917 all adult males were required to spend a week each year building and repairing roads. In the 1950s, the first women were elected to serve on the town board: Mrs. Leona Gotten, Miss Louise Miller, and Miss Dora Gholson. Bartlett continued to thrive, opening a library, water wells, fire department, and a public park. Today, it is the 9th largest city in Tennessee with a population of approximately 50,000.
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 Mollino Restaurants, Milano’s, and Fat Larry’s. Bartlett is also minutes away from famed Beale Street, and Memphis’s metropolitan mix of shops, galleries, and award-wining restaurants.
Parks and Recreation
Bartlett’s goal is to have 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, Sleep 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 place amongst the people of Bartlett with its swimming pool, racquetball courts, basketball courts, running track, and workout rooms.
Bartlett real estate consists primarily of detached single-family homes, newer residential 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 boast lots of greenery and acreage, and attractive traditional-style homes.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Shelby County Schools serve Bartlett and students attend Altruria Elementary, Ellendale Elementary, Oak Elementary, Rivercrest Elementary, Bon Lin Elementary and Middle, Appling Middle, Elmore Park Middle, Shadowlawn Middle, Bartlett Elementary and High, Bolton High, and Arlington 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.. Acute care hospitals 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.