Buying a home in Nashville comes with a multitude of questions, especially if you are relocating or unfamiliar with the Nashville area. Real estate agents are often the main resource for a new homeowner and can be of great assistance in answering questions. However, the answers will depend entirely on the questions asked, and a stressed homeowner may overlook a key question or two.
Like every major city, Nashville has a wide variety of neighborhoods and surrounding areas. Each one offers pros and cons and has its own slightly unique “personality.” Each Friday, a post will be dedicated to highlighting one of these areas to let potential homeowners learn about Nashville.
This week, here are 5 need-to-know facts about Germantown:
- It’s historical – Germantown was actually the first residential neighborhood in Nashville. The area was originally inhabited by a large population of German immigrants who happened to settle in the area, hence the name.
- It’s home to the Farmer’s Market – The Nashville Farmer’s Market is open year round and includes a variety of local farmers, entrepreneurs and artisans. Special events also take place throughout the year, including culinary classes.
- It’s small but busy – Germantown consists of a mere 18 blocks. However, in recent years these blocks have seen an increase in well-received restaurants and shops. There is also a grocery store, a drug store and other amenities for the community that make it easy to find most everything within the neighborhood.
- Housing options are varied – Germantown offers a surprising number of housing opportunities, ranging from townhouses to traditional homes to a new cohousing condo development. This also means the residents vary from singles to families, all happily living in this diverse community.
- Convenient to Nashville – One of the best part about Germantown is its accessibility to downtown Nashville.