Information About Arlington

Arlington, TN is located just 25 miles from downtown Memphis in the southwest corner of the State of Tennessee. Arlington encompasses 15,251 acres (23.8 square miles) of land within the Town limits. An additional 6,978 acres (10.9 square miles) remain in the Town’s reserve area.

Arlington’s location makes it a prime choice to locate a business. Located on the eastern boundary of Shelby County, Arlington is bisected by Interstate 40 and Highway 385 (future I-269), and bordered by US Highway 70 on the north and US Highway 64 to the south. Thirty miles from the Memphis International Airport and from the Port of Memphis, it is easily accessible to multiple modes of transportation and shipping.

Arlington has been called Shelby County’s best-kept secret and rightly so as it has remained a small quiet rural town for two centuries. Despite its recent growth, the tranquility prevails in the neighborhoods while star-filled skies outshine street lamps.

Arlington Real Estate

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Schools in Arlington

Education of our children is a priority in Arlington. Our four schools, including 2 elementary schools, a middle school and high school, are part of the Shelby County Schools system. Arlington High School is the largest school in the state of Tennessee under a single roof. With excellent educational and athletic credentials, our quality schools are part of what is attractive to many residents who choose Arlington as home. As a result of our residential growth, Arlington High School and Donelson Elementary School have each been recently opened in the last few years.


Arlington is clearly located within the hub of major transportation routes and resources. Located at the interchange of Interstate 40 and Highway 385 (future I-269), there is ease of access to air, water and rail routes.

Population of Arlington

Arlington’s population has been growing at a rapid pace over the last decade, outpacing other communities in the region. The 2010 US Census shows that Arlington is the 2nd fastest growing community in the State of Tennessee with a 348% increase in population from 2000 to 2010. Additionally, Arlington’s growth rate far surpasses that of other communities in Shelby County. The 2013 Special Census reported 12,090 people, a 5% increase in just 3 years.

Why People Choose to Live in Arlington

Arlington is a wonderful place to live and work, which has attracted many new residents over the last decade. Our sense of community, quality schools and attention to quality growth has placed us on the map in the region as a place to live. Arlington residents take pride in their community and participate in a number of community events throughout the year, including the annual Christmas Parade, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day celebrations, Arlington in April, and Harvest Gathering. A number of municipal services are operated by the Town, including the Sam T. Wilson public library, and the Arlington Senior Citizen’s Center. Fire protection is provided by the Town, with 14 full-time and 12 reserve firemen, and contracts with Rural-Metro for ambulance services. Law enforcement is provided by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, which has a station in Arlington. More than 80 sheriff deputies operate out of the Arlington sub-station. Solid waste trash collection and recycling are outsourced. Utilities, including water, gas and electric services, are owned and operated by Memphis Light, Gas and Water. The Town owns and operates its own sewer system.;

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