Germantown is a neighborhood of Nashville located just north of downtown.  Founded as the city’s first suburb in the mid-nineteenth century, the eighteen-square block area is bounded by Jefferson Street on the south, Hume Street on the north, Rosa Parks Boulevard on the west and 3rd Avenue N on the east.

Where to Live in Nashville: Germantown

Germantown is located next to the Bicentennial Mall Park and the Nashville Farmers Market, providing an exquisite view of the state capitol. Photo Credit: Josh Reeder for HistoricGermantown.org

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, Germantown contains a diversity of architecture including buildings erected between 1830 and the present. With a significant concentration of Victorian buildings in the area restored, the neighborhood has an old-world charm. The community takes great pride in the area and features a forum on its website for members’ use.

The center of Germantown is home to several beloved restaurants and hosts the annual Germantown festival and Oktoberfest. Favorite restaurants in the area include Germantown Cafe, Monell’s, Mad Platter, The Cupcake Collection, Silo, and renowned City House.

With a walkability index score of 80, Germantown is considered “very walkable” from WalkScore.com.

Where to Live in Nashville: Germantown

Germantown also offers another means of transportation through B-Cycle, Nashville’s bike share program. Photo Credit: Josh Reeder for HistoricGermantown.org

Home styles in Germantown run the gamut and include historic single family homes, new construction homes, as well as condos, lofts, and townhomes. Click here to search for your place to call home in Germantown.

Where to Live in Nashville: Germantown

Historic tree lined streets in Germantown. Photo Credit: Josh Reeder for HistoricGermantown.org

We love Germantown so much that we have added it to the neighborhoods we’re profiling through video. Enjoy the video about Germantown below or click here to see all videos from RE/MAX Homes and Estates.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. The video has been filmed in 2016.