Welcome to Germantown
On the National Register of Historic Places, Germanton is considered Nashville’s first neighborhood. Known for its lush tree-lined streets and more than 100 species of trees, the town received the designation of “city arboretum” by the Nashville Tree Foundation. This city of trees is a mix of older single-family homes, dating back to the 1800s, and newly built condominiums and townhomes. Located within walking distance of Downtown Nashville, Germantown is a great option for singles and families alike.
What to Love
- Amazing restaurant scene
- Quiet, small-town neighborhood feel
- Close to Downtown Nashville
- Lush, walkable neighborhood
- Big selection of historic homes and new construction
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Germantown may be one of Nashville’s best restaurant neighborhoods, with eating establishments for every taste. Here, you can enjoy a slice of pizza in a laid-back atmosphere at 312 Pizza Company; a delicious dinner in the beautifully restored historic home, City House; or pasta at a rustic centuries-old mill at the critically acclaimed Rolf and Daughters.
Things to Do
This community has a lot to offer its residents, from a fun night at First Tennessee Park for a Nashville Sounds game (which also offers a ton of family-friendly activities) to the annual Oktoberfest, a four-day block party. You can also enjoy delicious fresh food from the farmer’s market, which often features food stands and live music. And visit the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, a 19-acre urban park with a cool 200-foot granite map of Tennessee, a World War II memorial, and the Rivers of Tennessee fountain.
Residents of Germantown are served by a high-achieving public school district, the Metro Nashville Public Schools. Students can attend:
- Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary School,K–4, a Community Achieves school that provides wraparound services aimed at improving its students, families, and the community
- Harpeth Valley Elementary School, K–4, ranks among the top schools in the district and was recognized as a Reward School by the state
- Jere Baxter Middle School, 5–8, a Community Achieves school that reinforces the link between students, family, and community
- John Early Museum Magnet Middle Prep, 5–8, has the only accredited museum in a school building in North America
- Maplewood Comp High School, 9–12, offers three Academies of Nashville (entrepreneurship and innovation; energy and power; and sports medicine and wellness)