Good Old Tennessee, The Volunteer State, is famous for its prominent role played by its volunteers in the Battle of New Orleans... but we all know that it’s not the only thing it is known for.
The State is also famous for The Hermitage, The Parthenon and the greatest county music capitol of the world Nashville — which is also rightfully called “Music City”.
Today, we’ll give you an insight on a neighborhood that many call the pride of the Davidson County. Yes, we’ll talk about the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. (Not to be confused with Germantown the city located outside of Memphis, TN).
Many Nashville neighborhoods have undergone a major change where, sadly, there is not much of their history preserved. However, Germantown is different in this regard.
Why? Because the visionaries of Germantown decided it was important to manage its growth and retain its ‘true color’. And they have succeeded in doing so.
That’s why Germantown, Nashville is a paradise for history lovers. If you’re an adventurous type and want to see some good old historic culture of the 19th century, Germantown is a place where you should be. The community of around 38,000 diverse people, each depicting their own cultural heritage makes an ideal location to travel, especially for film shooting and photo capturing enthusiasts — and for anyone who wants to witness a unique travel experience.
The Germantown has a total area of 17.6 square miles according to the USCB — bounded by Jefferson Street on the south, Hume Street on the north, Rosa Parks Boulevard on the west and Third Avenue North on the east.
Dating back to 1800s, the neighborhood has gone through many changes over the years and is now it is one of the most prominent neighborhoods in Davidson County. "I think Germantown remains popular because people like accessibility to downtown and they like industrial type areas," explained Germantown resident Joan Fleming-Ridley. "It is also the view of downtown Nashville that you can get here, one of the biggest selling points in this area are rooftop decks."Joan's husband Keith Ridley is a Real Estate developer who began purchasing homes and lots in the Germantown area nearly 20 years ago. "I first had some rental properties in Germantown and started purchasing lots as it became clear that the city of Nashville had big plans for the area," said Keith. "So many folks from other parts of the country moving here want big city living similar to where they are from."
The Germantown neighborhood offers the urban living lifestyle that many individuals enjoy. The area is very walkable allowing those who life there to never have to travel far for some of the best experiences Nashville has to offer. We have compiled a list of some of the most exciting places of Germantown that attracts so many.
Christie Cookie Co.
It is known for its old-school methods of baking, Christie Cookie Co. humbly offers tasty cookies and crunchy muffins. And people love it ever since it came to Germantown 15 years ago.
A luxury leather goods brand that excels in designing footwear along with accessories is a pride of the “Music City”. The brand is famous for its enormous exports to Tuscany, Italy. Since it opened its door in Nashville in 2011, the brand has only gained more popularity and has received accolades from all fashion lovers.
A Paradise for The Lovers of French Pastries
Who doesn’t love French Pastries? Everyone does, right?
A sweet house by the name of Tempered Café and chocolate offers French coffee along with a traditional breakfast of French pastries. Their unique way of making a dish their own by adding something special is exactly what makes this SPECIAL.
Mexican culture is also present in the neighborhood, and you bet there will be a Mexican restaurant too. “Little Donkey” is an eatery which offers tacos, burritos, dips, tamales with a variety of salads and... you know.
Morgan Park Recreational Center
Located at 411 Hume Street, this historic park dates back to 1909. Morgan Park once contained a beer garden (very German!) and at the peak of its popularity, it also hosted the biggest horse race in the world at that time.
Today, the park contains a soccer field, shaded picnic tables, a basketball court and the Morgan Park Community Center.
The Bicentennial Mall Park
The park was opened on 1st June 1996 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Tennessee’s statehood. The park houses a 2000-seat amphitheater, the Carillon pillars and a 200-foot granite map of the state, and so much more to have fun.
In the year 2007 alone, the park received about 1,250,000 visitors. Also, in 2011, the Bicentennial Mall Park was rated as one of the top ten public spaces in the US according to the American Planning Association. That shows how much it is loved by the locals, Americans, and even foreigners!
While Nashville has many great neighborhoods, Germantown will be a part of town that will offer some of the best locations to visit. "I can tell you from a developer standpoint, Germantown is one of the top places that you will see development continue for sometime," Keith said. "I am proud of the safe and clean community that is Germantown."So for visiting or living – Come to Germantown, Nashville.