Germantown is Nashville’s oldest traditional neighborhood. It got its name from the German immigrants who originally settled there. The neighborhood is an eclectic mix of businesses, historic homes, and converted warehouse condominiums. From Germantown you can walk downtown or to the Farmers Market by way of the greenway or Bicentennial Park. Germantown is known for its locally owned restaurants, coffee shop, Oktoberfest, and the Nashville Jazz Workshop. One aspect of Germantown that has allowed it to grow apart from bordering neighborhoods and appreciate beyond other historic neighborhoods is its multi-use zoning. This allows property owners to legally turn their home into a business or their business into a home. It has allowed many places like the Cupcake Collection and City House to seemingly spring up out of nowhere. Berry Hill and Germantown are the two Nashville cities within the city where multi-use zoning mixes businesses with homes.
Here is a link to Kate’s entire map of Downtown Nashville where you can see the boundaries of Germantown. Kate’s Take on Downtown Nashville