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Guide To: Germantown Neighborhood in Nashville, TN

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Germantown gets its name from the high volume of German immigrants moving to Nashville’s first suburb in the mid-19th century. Suburb no longer, Germantown, only minutes from downtown, is now a central part of Nashville’s thriving foodie scene, boasting three restaurants by James Beard award recipients and many more. Neighborhood streets beckon walkers with cobblestone sidewalks, protected historic homes, pocket parks, and more than 100 different tree species. 

Wake up to expertly brewed coffee from Barista Parlor, hop onto the Music City Bikeway for a run or bike ride, and pick up lunch at Nashville Farmers Market’s global food court. When the work day ends, grab a pint from Bearded Iris Brewing or Monday Night Brewing near the river. When you get hungry, enjoy a meal from the best restaurants in the city, representing everything from sushi, tacos, and burgers to modern Indian, farm-to-table Italian, and deep dish pizza. Order the perfect nightcap at Mother’s Ruin to end your evening. The best part? You get to do it all again tomorrow! 

When you have time to sidestep your daily routine, adventure awaits. Dive into Nashville’s new Tennessee State Museum, see a show or bowl a lane at Brooklyn Bowl, compete against friends at Top Golf, take in a minor league baseball game at First Horizon Park (home of the Nashville Sounds!), get a manicure at Poppy and Monroe, shop the boutiques along Fourth Avenue North or attend a special event at Bicentennial Mall State Park. NightLight 615 draws crowds for food trucks and movies on the lawn, and you’ll need a good pair of lederhosen for the annual Oktoberfest celebration when neighborhood streets are closed for pedestrian traffic once a year. 

In Germantown, you’re a stone’s throw away from major Nashville thoroughfares, but you’ll feel tucked inside one of the city’s best examples of duality where growth and preservation work together to create an incredible quality of life.

If Germantown were a song, it would be….

“Time of Our Lives” by Pitbull, Ne-Yo

Architecture and Composition

With a blend of new, high-end apartment buildings and residential homes, Germantown is a melting pot of style and function. You’ll see historic homes of all kinds, but the area is best known for Victorian and townhome styles.

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Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary

John Early Paideia Magnet Middle School

Pearl Cohn Magnet High School