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Arlington is defined by its quality neighborhoods and public spaces, small town charm and unique character, and dedication to attracting positive economic development. Located only 30 minutes from Memphis, at the transportation sweet spot of I-40 and SR 385/I-269, Arlington residents enjoy blues and barbecue just the same, but benefit from a cost of living that’s lower than their neighbor to the southwest – with much less traffic!

Explore Arlington, Tennessee

Come find out how people live, work, learn, and play in this remarkable town!


Residential: Seven single-family subdivisions, with 300 new homes, are currently under construction in Arlington. The Town has a competitive existing home market, due to the exceptional schools.

Amenities: Local library, boutique shopping, chain and local eateries, fitness, numerous churches and civic organizations.

Nearby: Memphis Redbirds, Memphis Grizzlies, iconic Beale Street, Memphis Zoo, Shelby Farms, Greenline, and TN’s first IKEA.


Workforce: The Town’s diverse business community is comprised of global manufacturers/companies, chains, professional offices, and small businesses. Two major medical device companies have manufacturing facilities in Arlington. The Town is 17 miles from the TN Mega Site.

Growth: Arlington has over 400,000 sf of retail/office currently under construction or in design process. Arlington’s two business parks, Arlington Industrial Park and East Ridge Business Park, have available property.


Greenspace: 68+ acres of parks, including four neighborhood parks, three community parks, Arlington’s Sports Complex (offering community athletic fields, large soccer fields, youth soccer fields, and a dedicated football field), bike paths, and walking trails.

Events: Arlington in April (outdoor craft/food fair), Music on the Square (monthly, April-Oct), Fireworks Spectacular, Veterans Day celebration, Arlington BBQ FallFest, Christmas on the Square, annual Christmas Parade, and several 5K events.

Jobs & Employers

Headquarter and Major Company Operations: MicroPort Orthopedics, Wright Medical, Rich Products, and HSaga/Port Alliance. Located at the major transportation intersection of I-40 and SR285/I-69, Arlington is home to international medical device companies, global food manufacturing/distribution, and international sourcing/shipping/distribution.

Small Businesses: Arlington boasts a healthy assortment of small businesses and restaurants to meet residents’ needs.


Public School: Arlington Community Schools is one of TN’s 12 exemplary schools for performance/test scores and the largest district in the U.S. to implement Apple’s iPad Pro 1:1 iPad Initiative, a program that gives each student access to iPads with integration into the classroom. Apple executives are monitoring the program as a model to emulate.

Schools: Arlington Elementary, Donelson Elementary, Arlington Middle School, and Arlington High School.


2017 Population: 13,524

2017 Number of Households: 4,136

% of Population with Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 45%

Average Household Income: $101,412

Median Age: 33.1 years

Total Labor Force (in city limits): 7,076

Voted 2nd Best City for Young Families in Tennessee by NerdWallet 2015

Arlington, Tennessee is a great place to live and to work – with a rich history deeply connected with the city of Memphis and our surrounding communities.

– Tonia Howell, Chamber Director

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