Arlington was originally known as Haysville and was settled in the 1830s. The city grew from the Memphis and Ohio railroad development and the creation of Withe Depot. Arlington has preserved its history through homage to its past. The Burrows Museum offers a collection of local memorabilia and historical items that was once a bank in 1905. The S.Y. Wilson & Company has served as Arlington?s commercial and social hub, founded in 1893 and still thriving. The Blacksmith Shop is one of the few working shops in the United States and is featured as an attraction in the Arlington in April festival.
In nearby Memphis, the city brims with hotspots such as Graceland, Beale Street, museums and casinos. The downtown section of Memphis is chic and cosmopolitan offering art galleries, retail shops, superlative dining and museums with a mix of architectural styles and urban lifestyles. Midtown hosts art schools, the Memphis Zoo and Overton Park, one of the largest urban parks in America. The Highland Strip is also a main entertainment area, especially with students from the neighboring University of Memphis. Take in one of several seasonal exhibitions held at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum, or visit Tennessee?s oldest and largest Memphis Zoo in the middle of Overton Park. Check out a race at the Memphis Motorsports Park or enjoy the Memphis in May International Festival. Music lovers have their pick with the Beale Street Music Festival, Sunset Symphony or the Annual Blues Music Awards.
Whether it?s the small town way of life, the proximity to Memphis, the sprawling homes on plenty of land or the low cost of living, Arlington offers something for everyone. The southern hospitality atmosphere comes from a community that is proud of its history and continuing development that are making Arlington an increasingly desirable place to live, work and raise a family.
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