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Finding Your Next Home in Tennessee’s Favorite Communities

Real Living McLemore & Co., Realtors connects home buyers and sellers throughout Tennessee. We encourage you to learn more about our featured communities below to discover the right area for you. Easily look at homes currently available in each community.


With its roots in the 1830s, the town of Arlington is home to approximately 12,000 residents. In fact, the 2010 U.S. Census named Arlington the 2nd fastest growing community in the state of Tennessee. It’s no wonder. Arlington prides itself on community, quality schools and strategic growth, Part of Shelby County, Arlington offers small town charm while sitting just an hour’s drive east of Memphis.

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The town of Atoka is located in west Tennessee in Tipton County, covering 11.65 square miles. It is the largest incorporated land area in Tipton County and is the county’s largest community. Young families enjoy gathering at the Atoka Railroad Adventure as well as trips to the Mid-South Military Museum. Atoka’s residents appreciate a progressive business environment, well-maintained neighborhoods, outstanding schools, great parks and recreational facilities and a welcoming spirit. Memphis International Airport is less than 40 miles away.

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Located in the center of Shelby County, Bartlett is an award-winning community recognized as a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. Approximately, 55,000 people enjoy all that the town provides. The area presents numerous parks, an Aquatic Center and a public splash pad, great shopping, top-ranked schools and a vibrant business environment. The town is focusing on further economic development in these industries: life sciences, retail and tourism, agribusiness and new technologies including energy efficiency.

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Collierville is a beautiful suburban community that is comfortably small but anything but sleepy. While just minutes away from everything Memphis has to offer, there is plenty of community and charm wrapped up in this historic town. Collierville’s town square was recognized as “America’s Best Main Street” by Parade Magazine. The Town Square is known as the heart of Collierville with numerous shops, restaurants and other local businesses. With nearly 60,000 residents, Collierville blends modern metropolitan conveniences with its small-town feel. It’s also listed as one of the safest cities in Tennessee by Residents have fallen in love with its charm, history, and attributes. 

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Germantown is a short 30-minute drive east of Elvis' mansion and the rhythm-and-blues of Beale Street. Over 40,000 people call Germantown home, while visitors enjoy the lush greenways and southern hospitality. Germantown residents enjoy comfort, convenience and quality amenities in their charming community along with a central location to interstates, shopping and parks.

Germantown is known as one of the safest communities in the Mid-South with one of the lowest crime rates in the state. It’s conveniently located near the Memphis International Airport. Its amazing schools, great dining options, upscale retail establishments and strong business climate present wonderful opportunities for residents and visitors. 

Saddle Creek offers plenty of upscale shopping options in stores that are unique to the region. You will find a variety of other shopping centers that offer options from Trader Joe's to Five Below.

Hiking and biking in Germantown start with the Germantown Greenway. It's easy to get back to nature along this linear park.

City of Germantown Summertime sponsored events:
•          Germantown Farm Park
•          Groovin and Grillin' at Municipal Park
•          Family July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Germantown Charity Horse Show (GCHS)

For 71 years, this horse show has welcomed exhibitors from all over the United States to compete and exhibit the magnificent athleticism of horse and rider. GCHS is one of the largest all-breed horse shows in the country. If you are fortunate enough to visit Germantown during the week of June 4 to 8, it is worth your while to attend.

Germantown Hotels

Always one of the top three safest cities in the state of Tennessee, Germantown is a great place to stay, shop and eat while visiting area attractions.

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Located in western Tennessee, Lakeland delivers both country living and life on the water. It prides itself on quality of life and a commitment toward preserving the environment. Lakeland School System is designated as an Exemplary School District by the Tennessee Department of Education. Its K-8 system is one of the top-performing districts in the state. Interested in living on or near the water? The Lake District is a newer, walkable village comprised of an upscale, 160+ acre mixed-use community surrounding a 10-acre lake just outside Memphis.

Lakeland is also home to Stonebridge Golf Club, one of the Mid-South’s most prominent golf courses.

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Forbes ranked Memphis among the top 19 cities in the country to “make your mark”. The city features a bustling economy with business leaders such as AutoZone, FedEx and International Paper locating their headquarters in this prime location. Memphis also achieved the 2021 What Works Cities Certification, based on how well the city manages the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making. Residents also appreciate a colorful mix of arts, entertainment, live music (blues, soul and rock 'n' roll) and dining experiences. Memphis has a population of approximately 650,000 people.

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With a population of approximately 11,000 people, Millington features a 35,000-square-foot retail development called “The Shops of Millington”, a $25 million Veterans Parkway thoroughfare and new city-run public school system. Known as "Flag City Tennessee", Millington is home to the Naval Support Activity Mid-South (NAVSUPPACT) naval station, one of the largest single employers in the state. Located 20 minutes north of Memphis, this community supplies an exceptional quality of life for a fraction of the price of neighboring areas. Quality schools, safe neighborhoods and plenty of recreational opportunities are among the features that young professionals and retired seniors appreciate about Millington.

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Piperton is a quiet, rural town in the early stages of economic growth. With a population of 1,800 residents, Piperton is recognized for its friendliness, eight new residential neighborhoods, and a central location that makes travel easy with the use of I385 from Highway 57. Its city tax rate is one of the lowest in Fayette County. Events of all sizes are often held at Heartwood Hall. It’s ideal for those who love the outdoors with plenty of hiking trails, excursions down Wolf River, hunting and fishing.

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Rossville is a small community in south Fayette County with a population of approximately 1,053 residents. Logistics businesses are attracted to the town for the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility located in town as well as the fact that the FedEx headquarters is just 30 miles away. The Memphis Polo Club offers friendly practices and laid-back social events. Wildlife abounds at the William B. Clark Conservation Area, a 460-acre natural area along the Wolf River.

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