Arlington, Tennessee Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Arlington, Tennessee Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Known as Shelby County’s “best kept secret,” Arlington is a bucolic community 40 minutes east of Memphis. This town of just under 10,000 is known for its great schools and friendly people.


Originally called Haysville, the first settlers came to Arlington in the 1830s. The town’s name change came about in 1883 when Captain Henry Pitman visited the national cemetery in Virginia. Depot square (where taking a train to Memphis was a real adventure) has retained its history over the years.

Shopping and Dining

In addition to the aforementioned S.Y. Wilson (where you can still buy sodas and old-fashioned candies), Arlington and the surrounding area have plenty of shopping and dining to meet its resident’s needs. Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall is a popular shopping center. In addition, the Shops of Stonebridge serve the community. Arlington locals enjoy Vinegar Jim’s, which is next to the Old Town Square, Arlington 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

Tennessee’s beauty is almost as well known as its music, and Arlington is no exception. 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 maintains a collection of local memorabilia in a one-room building that was built as a bank in 1905. Other historical sites include a 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 showcases memorabilia honoring 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, TN real estate


Arlington real estate is available at 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 ElementaryArlington Middle, and Arlington High, all have outstanding GreatSchools ratings. Parents can also send their youngsters to Macon Road Baptist School (East campus) on Hwy 64. Higher education institutions include The University of Memphis, Rhodes CollegeChristian Brothers UniversitySouthwest Tennessee Community College, Baptist College, and Remington College. Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, a full-service medical facility, serves the community.

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.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (901) 729-9526 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.