A Neighborhood City
Bartlett is a city primarily of detached single-family homes, served by extensive retail, office, and industrial centers along Stage Road/Highway 64 (an east-west arterial crossing the city).

In addition, smaller, neighborhood-serving commercial centers are springing up near the newer residential areas well to the north of Stage Road, toward the Loosahatchie River. (More information on Bartlett Neighborhoods)

A Green City
Bartlett is a green city, building for the future by having trees planted throughout every new business development — especially along the streets — and creating an extensive system of parks and greenways.

A Planned City
Bartlett is an aesthetically pleasing city, with the appearance of new buildings, signs, and landscaping watched over by a citizens' Design Review Commission.

A Visionary City
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted a vision statement, Bartlett Vision 2020, on July 9, 2002.