Steps from Germantown Restaurants, Farmers Market, City Culture

Steps from Germantown Restaurants, Farmers Market, City Culture

Eclectic is an overused and often misused word, but eclectic precisely describes Germantown.

Named for early German settlers, the neighborhood pays homage to its roots with an annual Oktoberfest that includes tours of the historic churches, German traditions, and live music, food and, of course, beer.

Germantown restaurants are notable for both their variety and independence. Germantown adds new, locally owned dining establishments every year.

Germantown Cohousing adds to a housing mix that is already diverse. Architecture spans buildings erected between 1830 and the present. Single-family homes, townhouses, duplexes and low-rises coexist in harmony, as do their residents.

We are near the Greenway, convenient for walkers and bike riders alike, and bikers can reach downtown Nashville in minutes. The community is near a bus line, steps from a public library branch and just a mile from the interstate system for easy access to anywhere in Nashville and beyond.

Our 9/10 of an acre is a two-block walk to Morgan Park, a two-block open space with a community center that separates Germantown from Salemtown to the north. Morgan Park, a real neighborhood park, has a playground, basketball court and lovely green space for picnicking.

To the south is Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 19 acres with an amphitheater, World War II Memorial, historical exhibits and 31 fountains, one for each of Tennessee’s predominant waterways. Bicentennial Mall is a popular event site and exercise destination. In 2011 the American Planning Association’s 2011 Great American Places Program named the park one of the Top 10 Great Public Spaces in the U.S.

Adjacent to Bicentennial Capitol Mall is the Nashville Farmers’ Market, open every day. The Market has restaurants, interior shops, interior and exterior seating areas, a flea market, farm stands with fresh produce, meat and dairy offerings, and garden centers.

You’ll probably see your neighbors, and a few chefs from around town.