Arlington once was Shelby County’s quiet little secret. This small community in northeastern Shelby County had just 2,500 residents in 2000, but within a decade had grown by nearly 350 percent to 11,500 residents. The community has witnessed plenty of growth over the past 15 years, but it’s also maintained its small-town charm. Arlington’s appeal is in its plethora of newer neighborhoods, which a mix of young couples, families, and empty-nesters call home.
The Arlington area was settled in the 1830s. It was originally called Haysville and slowly grew around the development of the Memphis and Ohio Railroad Depot in the community. It was incorporated as Haysville in 1878, and its name changed to Arlington in 1883. Arlington’s quaint, historic center oriented around the Depot Square includes landmarks such as S.Y. Wilson & Company, the second-oldest continuously operating business in Shelby County, the 1800s-era blacksmith shop and the Historic Post Office, which was built in 1900 and now serves as a museum.
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The Arlington Community Schools district contains Donelson and Arlington elementary schools, Arlington Middle and Arlington High. Arlington-area residents also have access to Barret’s Chapel School (K-8) and Bolton High School, both part of the Shelby County Schools district. Arlington has nearly 70 acres of parks encompassing a variety of sports fields used for community sports teams, including soccer, baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, and track.
Arlington is located where Interstates 40 and 269 converge, providing quick and easy access to Millington to the north, Collierville to the south and all parts of Memphis just to the west. The community offers a variety of retail options, including restaurants and a Kroger grocery. Wolfchase Galleria and a wide array of national retailers are just a short drive west along I-40.
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