GERMANTOWN : Exploring Nashville's Neighborhoods
Known as Nashville’s first suburb, Germantown has deep roots but has modern flair that can be seen in its heterogeneous architecture and restaurants to satisfy all your cravings. Comprising of eighteen square blocks, between Jefferson Street and Hume, Rosa Parks Boulevard and Third Avenue, you will find the heart of this historic neighborhood. Germantown has managed to grow and flourish in the last few years, but retained its character staying true to community churches, and repurposing an old firehouse. Nashvillians love the townhomes, restored buildings, small homes, and apartment complexes all within walking distance to so many amenities. Sidewalks, back yard barbeques, side yards are all in full use by those who call this community home.
This gem of a neighborhood offers its residents and visitors easy access to sports entertainment at First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds baseball team. You can enjoy the great outdoors at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, a place that often hosts fun events, but always provides park go-ers with green space, fresh air, trails for pets, children, and nature lovers.
Peter Nappi gallery, you can find uniquely, Nashville-minded designs that are hand crafted in Italy. The gallery is not only stunning, but your purchase will be first class quality. If you have little ones in your life that you want to splurge on or want a fun piece for your home, Rich Hippies offers shoppers gifts and goodies that are “uniquely, consciously, and globally curated.”
The eats in the Germantown neighborhood offer a wide cuisine selection. From the Germantown Café with its spectacular views of the city, delicious meat selections, and an enticing happy hour to 312 Pizza with their “worth every bit of the wait”, made from scratch, authentic Chicago style pizza, residents are never bored with a variety of choices. The Little Donkey offers a delicious Mexican menu and we suggest you sample the jalapeno cornbread at SiLo before stopping by the Christie Cookie Company to pick up a few cookies or muffins that are made fresh daily. Germantown recently opened Neighbors, a fun, quick service sports bar with a super friendly staff to boot!
Operating daily, Nashville Farmers Market is a hot spot on this side of town. You can find multiple restaurants and vendors there, but parking may be space on the weekends. Maybe you want to visit Germantown or want to take your visitors to something fun in the hood, if so, the annual Germantown’s Oktoberfest offers something for everyone. Delicious German foods from dozens of restaurants & vendors, world-class beer from local breweries, arts and crafts vendors, stages of live German music, the Dachshund Derby, an enormous parade through downtown, the 2nd largest 5K Race & Run in Tennessee, and many other events throughout the weekend.
Germantown is basically the area of Nashville you want to be in if you dream of living the a perfect mix between quaint suburb, but want to catch views of the Nashville city skyline, just a few blocks away.