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Old 04-07-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Memphis, tn
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We are house hunting, and came across the area by Bartlett Park -the Bartlett site of it. (Bartlett Park is apparently in Memphis city) Anyway, we really liked the area, with it's older homes and mature trees. It seemed pretty nice, however there is a lot of homes for sale in the area. might be a red flag. It seems like there's a lot of homes for sale in Bartlett in general, is something bad happening to the city or is it just the housing market that have hit Bartlett harder than for say Lakeland, Arlington and Germantown.
Can anyone tell me a little about the area by Bartlett Park?
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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There are some rougher areas on the Memphis side of Bartlett Park. I would guess that some of that element wanders into Bartlett occasionally. I haven't heard that it is a big, continuing problem, but no doubt it has caused some problems.

As for the housing market in Bartlett, I would guess it is a combination of slower sales generally (leading to homes on the market longer and higher inventory) and the fact that Arlington has become the area of choice for lots of folks. Arlington schools have the buzz right now, so folks may be looking for that area more than Bartlett. But even in Arlington and Lakeland, houses are sitting on the market for longer periods than in the past year or so.

If you can get the right price and go into it with your eyes open (the proximity to some rougher Memphis neighborhoods), I think you would be fine. I have friends in the general area, and they like it over there, and Bartlett (especially in the older neighborhoods) is certainly more affordable than Arlington or Lakeland. Bartlett faces some challenges with it's long border with Memphis, but the Bartlett PD seem to keeping a handle on it and are very proactive.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Memphis, tn
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Thanks a lot. Very helpfull answer We will definitely look at some more houses in that area, it is really that kind of neighborhood we are looking for. I don't understand peoples hype over new construction in Arlington, they cut down all the trees and you can touch your neighbors house at the same time you are touching your own.. Oh well different tastes I guess
Thanks again
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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Default Bartlett Mayor does some great things

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Thanks a lot. Very helpfull answer We will definitely look at some more houses in that area, it is really that kind of neighborhood we are looking for. I don't understand peoples hype over new construction in Arlington, they cut down all the trees and you can touch your neighbors house at the same time you are touching your own.. Oh well different tastes I guess
Thanks again
I have lived on the Memphis-Bartlett border for over 20 years and we have not had any problems. You can't escape crime 100% and especially if you live near a big city like Memphis. Our Mayor has done some great things for Bartlett and we made one of the top 10 cities to live in list last year. We have a newly opened library and it was added onto an existing older church, however not the BIG expense added. Towns like Collierville are over-hyped the taxes are high and they built all NEW city hall, library,etc instead of trying to renovate buildings they had.. costing the residents MILLIONS in extra taxes. They also try to keep things within their idea of an "ideal" community but some of their restrictions are too restrictive. Crime comes where people have more money.. if a criminal thinks Collierville residents have more money they will go there.
Bartlett is a great commuinity.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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You may also want to look at the area around Elmore Park school.

And the area around Ellendale Park.

Both have areas of older homes and big trees and are not far from the area you have been looking in.
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