Bartlett, Tennessee is an appealing, rapidly-growing city with a rich history that lends the city its reverent and historical atmosphere. Bartlett retains friendliness and old world charm not typically found in bustling urban centers, despite the city's location northeast of Memphis and within the Memphis Metropolitan Area.
Bartlett has its roots in the 1800s, and was named for the planter Major Gabriel M. Bartlett. The city has never forgotten its historical roots, as many of its oldest buildings are still in place and thriving. Cedar Hall, which is now a Bed and Breakfast, is the oldest remaining building in the city, having been erected in 1846. Another historical building is the Nicholas Gotten House, which was built in 1871 and is now home to a museum and the Bartlett Historical Society.
These days, Bartlett is the ninth largest city in Tennessee, and made the list of the Top 100 Places to Live in the United States. In addition to the historical architecture, other points of interest in the city include a Recreation and Fitness Center and a Performing Arts and Conference Center. These buildings show the city's dedication to progress and community, while still preserving the charm of the past.
Besides celebrating the past, Bartlett has its eyes firmly set on the future with the Bartlett Vision 2020. By the year 2020, the city hopes to progress the community and its infrastructure to make the town a perfect place to call home, whether a resident is ready to retire or head off to elementary school. The goals are focused on education, quality of life, general government, and economic development. Considering that Bartlett was already a great town to live in and visit, the improvements are very exciting.