Just a stone’s throw away from downtown stands one of Nashville’s historic neighborhoods, Germantown. The neighborhood was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in 1979. Bordered by Hume Street, 2nd Avenue North, Jefferson Street, and Rosa L. Parks Blvd this thriving area is perfectly situated just north of downtown and you don’t have to cross a river or a bridge to get there. Germantown got its name after the large influx of German immigrants in the mid nineteenth- century. Germantown’s recent renewal has converted it into one of Nashville’s most coveted neighborhoods and a foodie’s paradise.
When describing the Germantown area in 1979, applicants for the National Registry of Historic Places noted:
The Germantown district of Nashville can be viewed as one of the most architecturally and socially heterogeneous neighborhoods in the city. It has an extremely significant concentration of Victorian architecture. Among the various styles of design, there can be found examples of Italianate, Queen Anne, Eastlake, the late-19th-century vernacular shotgun, and turn-of-the-century houses. These styles are expressed in many forms from commercial and institutional buildings—corner stores, churches, and schools—to residences of numerous types and sizes. The placement of large brick townhouses adjacent to modest wood frame worker cottages expresses the diversity of the residential make-up of the area.
Today redevelopment efforts have brought in a mix of building styles, mostly in keeping with the diverse architectural forms found in 1979, but taking population density into account. We see this in the spike of horizontal property regimes and in the creation of or re-purposing into multi-family housing like Werthan Lofts.
To compliment the beautiful housing, Germantown also has great green space. Germantown is home to more than 100 species of trees and a lovely neighborhood park, Morgan Park at 411 Hume Street. Morgan Park has a playground, a basketball court, lots of green space, and a community center. The community center offers classes, but can also be rented out for meeting or event space.
Over the past few years Germantown has become home to some of Nashville’s best restaurants, including:
Mad Platter – 1239 6th Ave N
Monell’s – 1235 6th Ave N
Silo – 1121 5th Ave N
Germantown Café – 1200 5th Ave N
City House – 1222 4th Ave N
Rolf & Daughters – 700 Taylor St
Butchertown Hall – 1416 4th Ave N
5th & Taylor – 1411 5th Ave N
312 Pizza Company – 371 Monroe St
Cochon Butcher – 1120 4th Avenue N
As if the restaurants were not enough, Germantown is also home to Nashville’s year-round Farmer’s Market. In the North and South farm sheds you can find farmers, ranchers, dairies, cheese-makers, and plant growers all selling their goods. The Market House is a great place to grab lunch and is home to over 16 restaurants.
There are many more attraction in Germantown including the First Tennessee Park where the Nashville Sounds, AAA affiliate to the Oakland A’s play baseball. You will also find the 19-acre Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park built in 1996 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Tennessee’s statehood.
By far, my favorite attraction/shop in Germantown is Peter Nappi at 1308 Adams Street. This shop sells luxury Italian leather good for men and women. Their shoes and handbags are designed in Nashville and created in Tuscany. This destination is a must when shopping in Germantown.
Are you interested in scheduling a viewing of a Germantown home listed for sale or to learn more about real estate in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood? If so, contact Gabriela Lira at 615-440-6327 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gabriela is a professional REALTOR® and a RE/MAX Masters agent who specializes in Germantown real estate.
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