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Germantown Real Estate

An excellent mix of historic homes built as far back as 1830, state-of-the-art new homes being built today, and sophisticated boutique businesses, Germantown has the distinction of being Nashville’s very first subdivision. Bordered by Jefferson Street in the south, the Cumberland River to the east, and The Loop (Interstates 24, 40, and 65 together) to the west and north, this area includes the neighborhoods of Germantown, East Germantown, and Salemtown. It surely owes its vibrancy to active neighborhood associations and a booming real estate market, including new single family homes, condominiums, and apartments, as well as some of the most innovative independent restaurants, salons, and boutiques in Nashville.


Chief among its advantages is that Germantown is incredibly close to downtown! This neighborhood offers an easy and beautiful commute through the Bicentennial Mall; it’s an ideal place to live for those who work for state or city government or one of the many businesses with offices downtown. Germantown is equally convenient to MetroCenter, which is home to a fair number of government, nonprofit, and corporate offices, as well as Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The presence of sidewalks throughout this area, and its mixed-use walkability, make Germantown life the picture of true urban living.


This area is small but mighty in terms of exciting growth. In addition to the on-going development of new urban condos, lofts, and apartments, as well as the recently completed First Tennessee Park, Germantown will soon be home to the new Tennessee State Museum, slated to open in 2018. The new facility will include 49,000 square feet of exhibit space, education space, an auditorium, and outdoor space comprised of an outdoor dining area, public art displays, and open green space.


Germantown is home to a diverse, tight-knit community; neighbors include people of all ages and walks of life, and families of all kinds. It’s common to see folks out walking pets and strollers, shopping at the local boutiques, meeting friends for lunch or coffee, or walking to the Bicentennial Mall, the Farmers Market, or First Tennessee Park for a Sounds game. Germantown is also home to Nashville’s Oktoberfest, of course! One of the longest-running festivals in Nashville, it attracts thousands to the area each autumn.


Speaking of autumn, Germantown is also known for its beautiful trees in autumn—or any other season—as it has been designated as a city arboretum by the Nashville Tree Foundation, with over 100 tree species growing in the neighborhood. The beauty of the trees, combined with the historic brick sidewalks and the manicured lawns of charming homes, makes this area hard to beat.


Zoned and Public Schools:

  • Buena Vista Elementary Enhanced Option
  • Harpeth Valley Elementary
  • Hull-Jackson Montessori Magnet
  • Jones Paideia Magnet
  • John Early Middle
  • Bellevue Middle
  • Pearl-Cohn High
  • Hillwood High Schools
  • Area Churches:
  • Mount Zion Baptist Church
  • Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church
  • Assumption Church
  • Eighth Street Baptist Church
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
  • The Axis Church
  • Saint Petka Serbian Orthodox Church
  • Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church

Area Restaurants:

  • Butchertown Hall
  • 5th & Taylor
  • Rolf and Daughters
  • Carolyn’s Homestyle Kitchen
  • City House
  • Germantown Café
  • Monell’s Dining & Catering
  • Cupcake Collection
  • Off the Bone BBQ
  • The Garden Brunch Café
  • The Mad Platter
  • Silo
  • 312 Pizza Company
  • Lazzaroli Pasta
  • Cochon Butcher
  • Helen’s Hot Chicken
  • Area Coffee Shops:
  • Red Bicycle Coffee & Crepes
  • Barista Parlor
  • Steadfast Coffee
  • Starbucks

Area Amenities:

  • Morgan Recreation Center

Other Important Nearby Facilities:

  • Metro Water Department