Located just 30 miles North East of Downtown Memphis, Arligton is truly a "small town" that is just minutes from all of the amenities of the "big city". Offering award winning schools and some of the most affordable home prices in the Memphis area, it's easy to see why Wide Open Country just ranked Arlington #6 out of 10 for Best Places to Raise a Family in The South, and why Zippa named Arlington the #1 most Successful City in Tennessee. The "Town of Arlington" (as it likes to call itself) was first settled in the 1830's and was known as Haysville. The area began to grow around the development of the Memphis and Ohio Railroad and the establishment of the Withe Depot (now referred to as Depot Square). Haysville was changed to Arlington in 1900 when the US Post Office was not able to use the name Hayesville, and a local resident was inspired by his visit to Arlington National Cemetery and suggested the name Arlington.
You can still find many town events centered around the Historic Depot Square. Events like Arlington in April, Music on The Square, The Arlington Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Relay for Life, and many others all convene in the square. The square is also home to S.Y. Wilsons, which was a general store that served those traveling through on the raliroad, as well as local farmers and residents. Recent history of Wilson's includes being an antique store, but more recently it was purchased by a local family and turned into a general store of a different kind. S.Y. Wilson's now offers cloting, apparel, accessories, shoes and more for the active lifestyle. You'll find yourself making repeat visits, not only for the merchandise, but for the friendly service and conversation that comes about when you are in the store (they also have a store dog, named Shelby). Shelby is such a hit with the patrons that there is a line of shirts with a picture of Shelby on them that are wildly popular. You won't find THAT in any other place!
Come out to Arlington and see what all the fuss is about. You'll be glad you did.