Germantown, TN

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Learn about Germantown

Who is Germantown a good fit for?

Germantown in Nashville, Tennessee reflects the perfect blend of urban and historic charm. Named for its early German settlers, the neighborhood has since transformed into a diverse melting pot. Germantown offers a mix of new and old architecture, appealing to a range of residents. The classic Victorian-style homes draw in many families to the area. Whereas the modern, new construction attracts more youthful creatives.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

Foodies love Germantown, as it is home to many of Nashville’s favorite eateries. In fact, a number of neighborhood restaurants feature James Beard Award-Winning Chefs or nominees. Serving up a twist on American classics, inside a renovated historic warehouse, is 5th & Taylor. Equally as delicious, is the neighboring restaurant, Rolf & Daughters. At this local hotspot, they’re dishing out some of Nashville’s best handmade pasta. If fresh seafood is your preference, it is a toss-up for favorites between Henrietta Red and the newly opened, Optimist.

Although only a 15-minute walk from Downtown, Germantown has its own prominent nightlife scene. The Back Corner is an eclectic nightclub showcasing various DJs. The neighborhood also offers unique cocktail lounges, including The Green Hour Cocktail and Absinthe Lounge. While the location is a popular spot at night, during the day it operates as the Tempered Cafe, famous for its divine chocolates.

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City House



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Henrietta Red



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Pros & Cons of living in Germantown


  • It’s a unique mixture of both urban and residential.
  • The area has an outstanding food scene.
  • Germantown is rich in culture and history.


  • The cost of living is high.
  • Surrounding neighborhood areas are still under development.
  • Due to its growing popularity, the area has seen a steady influx of tourism and is losing its sense of privacy.

How to get around in Germantown

The urban, developed vibe makes Germantown overall very walkable. Additionally, the sweeping tree-lined streets provide scenic and enjoyable views. Although the city-like feel is present, parts of this neighborhood are still very much residential.

Although not entirely remote, Germantown is a decent walk from other Nashville neighborhoods, such as The Gulch or Sobro. For this reason, the majority of the local residents have a vehicle as their primary mode of transportation. Public transit options in the area include Nashville’s WeGo bus system, which stops throughout the city. You can also easily request a ride through a ridesharing app, such as Lyft or Uber.

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Things to do around Germantown

Let's Roam

Scavenger Hunt

600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN

Tennessee State Museum

TN State Museum

1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN

Nashville Sounds Baseball Club

Home of the Nashville Sounds

19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN

Parks and Recreation in Germantown

While arguably on the cusp of Germantown’s border, many consider Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park within the neighborhood boundaries. Here you’ll find over 19-acres of outdoor space. The park is also home to Nashville’s famous Farmer’s Market. Another park within the neighborhood is Morgan Recreational Park, which features picnic tables, a basketball court, and the Morgan Park Community Center.

However, enjoying Germantown’s greenery doesn’t mean you’ll need to travel to a park. In fact, the Nashville Tree Foundation designated the area as a city arboretum, due to its variety of tree species. Many residents in the area enjoy spending time outdoors or walking along the Cumberland Riverwalk Greenway.

Bicentennial Capital State Park

600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243

The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is located in the shadow of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville. The 19-acre park is designed to complement the Tennessee Capitol Building, give visitors a taste of Tennessee's history and natural wonders, and to serve as a lasting monument to Tennessee's Bicentennial celebration.

Top Golf

500 Cowan St, Nashville, TN

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Germantown School Info

The leading schools serving the Germantown neighborhood include Hume-Fogg Academic and Martin Luther King Jr Magnet. However, the closest in proximity include Buena Vista Elementary and Jones Paideia Elementary. If venturing further out from Germantown, you’ll find the two favored Charter schools, KIPP Nashville and Purpose Preparatory Academy.


Crime in Germantown

In the past year in Germantown there were 78% more assaults, 54% more burglaries, 53% more robberies, 84% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

According to the Area Vibes study, Germantown crime rates are 18% lower than the national average. Overall, many locals feel safe living in this neighborhood. For area-specific crime reports, we suggest referencing Nashville’s Crime Map for a detailed overview of all reported offenses.

Cost of Living in Germantown

Germantown’s popular demand attributes to the area’s higher cost of living. According to the Area Vibes study, the cost of living in Germantown averages 30% higher than surrounding Nashville neighborhoods. Niche notes that almost 65% of local residents are renters, with median rent prices close to $1,725. The average home value in Germantown is $389,600. While these numbers are high compared to the nation’s average, many feel that the neighborhood perks are worth the price.

  • Education costs 13.90% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 3.90% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 14.40% more than the national average.
  • In Germantown utilities costs 20% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 11.40% less than the national average.

Overall, Germantown’s cost of living is 14.5% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Germantown

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The median household income in Germantown is $61,773 and the average household income in Germantown is $80,821. 18.08% of the population people works in Education, 15.38% works in Retail, and 9.3% works in Healthcare.

Reviews of Germantown

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“Germantown is one of my top favorite spots in Nashville!”

Germantown is one of my top favorite spots in Nashville! If you’re a foodie, like me, then you will absolutely love it here! The neighborhood is super cute and the style of homes varies. You can find old historic properties, but also new construction and condominium complexes. The neighborhood has so much green space and so much history behind it! It’s also right near the capitol, which is home to an amazing Farmers Market (that runs daily). Home prices are definitely rising, but I cannot say enough good things about living here!

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“Germantown is a walkable neighborhood with fine dining”

Germantown is a walkable neighborhood with fine dining. This would be the place to live if you are foodie looking for a condo. Some of my favorite places are City House, Rolf and Daughters, and Butchertown Hall. You can also walk to a Sounds game which is a great thing to do in the summer.

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What is life in Germantown like?

Living in Germantown provides the perfect mix between old and new. The neighborhood maintains its historic charm while welcoming modern-day developments. It is the perfect destination for a foodie and is home to many of the leading restaurants in Nashville.

Why are homes in Germantown a good investment?

Purchasing a home in Germantown is a good investment as it provides a suburban-like feel with the convenience factors of a traditional urban center. The demand for living in Germantown is extremely high and the neighborhood continues to see significant growth.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Germantown?

Commuting from Germantown to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 4 minutes.

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