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.
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.
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.
We often write about where to live in Nashville – it’s an easy topic because each area is unique and they all have their own amenities.
East Nashville is an area east of downtown Nashville bound by the Cumberland River, I-24/65, and Briley Parkway. The area is mostly residential and mixed-use areas with businesses lining the main boulevards. The main thoroughfare is Gallatin Avenue and Ellington Parkway with smaller arteries interconnecting the neighborhoods.
East Nashville is an area of creative and artistic flair. It has a trendy progressive atmosphere and after ten plus years of a slow and steady rise, the neighborhood has managed to keep its eclectic, artsy vibe while welcoming a diverse mix of newcomers. There are many coffee shops and art galleries interwoven within the neighborhoods making it a bikers’ or walkers’ paradise. The culinary scene is home to some of the most-talked about restaurants, breweries, and bars. In fact, The New York Times featured some of the best from the food scene in this article.
Residents of East Nashville enjoy the small-town feel inside our growing metro area. Beautiful historic homes combined with tree-lined streets and sidewalks blend with new developments of condominiums and lofts. The front porch culture has developed a tight-knit and proud community of residents that lend their time and talents to preserving the authentic character of East Nashville.
New numbers from the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® confirm that Nashville real estate continues to sell strong and we are definitely in a seller’s market. Waves of newcomers to the region are driving competition to a height that surpasses any in memory. Take a look at these factors that contribute to the seller’s market:
Nashville-area home sales increased 11.7 percent in April compared to a year ago. GNAR reported Monday that there were 3,284 closings in the area last month, compared to 2,940 in April 2015. The group’s data cover nine counties (including Williamson), which means we’re getting a fuller picture of region-wide activity.
The median price for a single-family home sold in April was $250,000, up 11.1 percent from a year ago, marking the first time the average sales price hit a quarter-million dollars. The median price for a condo unit sold in April was $193,473, up 14 percent.
Inventory is the biggest challenge to our market. Decreased inventory levels combined with high buyer demand equals a seller’s market. Until there are more available properties on the market, median prices will continue to rise.
Finding the right home in key Nashville neighborhoods is no easy feat. Use the expertise of proven agents at The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty. Our agents are the finest in the area with industry knowledge and years of experience.
What was once a busy train terminal is now Nashville’s hippest and trendiest neighborhood with an industrial vibe, The Gulch. Located just south of Downtown Nashville, The Gulch is a mecca for young adults, urbanites, and professionals who work in Downtown and need an exciting place to unwind.
Interstates 40 and 65, the CSX railroad line, and a few blocks of Broadway form the boundaries for The Gulch, which became the only LEED certified Green Neighborhood in the South in 2009. This makes it the perfect place for anyone who enjoys city life but wants to stay conscientious of the environment.
When it comes to real estate in The Gulch, there are many high-rise and upscale condos to choose from. The modern buildings sit just a few steps away from shops and restaurants, and they feature amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, views of the city, gourmet kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows and more. Some of Nashville’s greenest condo buildings are located here, as well. If you are looking for a place that is fun, where there is always something going on, and where the main focus is progress, you can’t go wrong with The Gulch.
Its proximity to Downtown and all of Nashville’s biggest interstates makes it a great place for commuters to live. Its shopping, dining, and nightlife make it an even better place to live! Take a stroll down the street — The Gulch is very walkable — and you’ll see names you recognize like Ann Taylor LOFT, Urban Outfitters, and even a McDonald’s, but the majority of retail space is home to smaller independent business like coffee shops, pubs, and eclectic clothing and accessories shops.
If you’re looking for an urban lifestyle in Nashville, we would love to show you more about The Gulch in Nashville. For more posts from RE/MAX Homes and Estates blog on Where to Live in Nashville, click here: 12 South and Green Hills.
We love writing about where to live in Nashville because our great city has so many wonderful neighborhoods and they each offer a different way of living.
Nestled between Belmont University and Melrose, and situated just north of Interstate 440 is one of Nashville’s most exciting neighborhoods: 12 South. Southern Living magazine recently named it one of the South’s Best Neighborhoods claiming that “Nashville’s favorite fashion and lifestyle destination fosters the kind of community vibe you won’t find in a mall.” It even earned a write-up in the New York Times in 2003. That is because everybody in Nashville is talking about 12 South and they have been for several years.
The laid-back community has a reputation for its eclectic mix of residents and visitors, its restaurants, its clothing shops, and the charming historic homes that sit along the outskirts of 12 South’s small commercial area. Over the last couple of decades, it has become one of the most sought-after places in the city to live and just hang out and have a good time. It has its own Neighborhood Association, its own park, and even its own farmers’ market.
The walkable neighborhood might feel like a small town, but in reality, it is just minutes from Downtown Nashville. Interstates 440 and 65 are just minutes away, as well, making for an easy commute to most places in the Metro Nashville area. You can even be at the Nashville International Airport in 20 minutes.
While single family homes and luxury condos make an appearance in the video, what you’ll see is that we’re talking less about homes for sale in 12 South and more about the lifestyle, the living, the enjoying, of this beloved neighborhood in Nashville. Restaurants, shops, spas, gathering places and public parks are highlights in the video.
You choose your lifestyle. Let us help you attain it.
At RE/MAX Homes and Estates, we provide real estate services for a variety of different communities and neighborhoods within the Nashville area. Nashville neighborhoods offer different ways of living within our great city and each one offers something for everyone. Lifestyles range from urban and walkable to expansive acreage with plenty of privacy.
Before you make your next move, get to know the communities and neighborhoods of Nashville so that you can search for a home smartly. At TheLipmanGroup.com it’s as easy as browsing our communities section that provides detailed neighborhood profiles for the following:
Learn about the history, local attractions, schools, and parks and playgrounds for each neighborhood. Once you have your favorites in mind, you can take a look at the homes for sale in those communities or contact one of our expert realtors to aid you in your home search.