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    Historic Germantown

    You have probably noticed a theme throughout the past of couple of blogs featuring the great neighborhood of Germantown, the town’s oldest residential community.  It’s an 18-block square, situated between 8th Ave N & 3rd Ave N and Jefferson St. & Hume St.  The large section of land was given to James McGavock in recognition of his service during the Revolutionary War.  It was later divided, develop and became Germantown, Nashville’s first residential subdivision.  Germantown became a part of the National Register of Historic places in 1979.  By the 70s, many of the buildings were condemned and almost destroyed but thanks to many dedicated residents, the neighborhood was saved and is again a vibrant and urban neighborhood.

    Germantown is feet away from the Bicentennial Mall and the Farmer’s Market and convenient for great restaurants, shopping and a great view of downtown. Germantown is one of the most eclectic neighborhoods of Nashville, the area attracts musicians, artists, and investors alike. The architecture of the area is a unique combination of homes built between 1840 and 1930. New houses are built to match the neighborhoods architectural guidelines.

    This vibrant and urban neighborhood is continuously growing and updating.  One of the newest areas to live in Germantown is Germantown station.  Another great neighborhood built by the same developer as Gale Park and West End Station.  Germantown Station offers homes with many sustainable benefits that lower the cost of ownership as well as support Green Living.  The sustainable benefits include cellulose insulation, radiant barrier roofs, double glazed low-e windows, compact fluorescent lights, and Energy Star appliances.  These features not only decrease your carbon footprint but also your energy bills.

    Germantown has several great restaurants including City House, Germantown Cafe, The Mad Platter and Zackie’s Hotdog.  Not only are there great restaurants and businesses but Germantown is also home to the famous Oktoberfest.  This annual event will take place on October 9th in historic Germantown! Oktoberfest is a one day festival to commemorate authentic German culture.  The event includes dancing, beer tasting, and a lot of food!

    Oktoberfest 2010 will feature:
    • Authentic German Food & Beverages
    • Specialty Food Items & Home Baked Treats
    • Polka Dancing
    • Street Performers
    • Tours of Germantown’s Historic Churches
    • FREE FunLand for the Kids
    Arts, Crafts & Antique Specialty Booths

    Also:: Check out Germantown Foreclosures!

    1924 10th Ave N #B, $109,900, 1,756 sq. ft.
    1610 10th Ave N, $159,900, 1,959 sq. ft.
    1811 7th Ave N, $189,900, 1,434 sq. ft.
    1006 Jackson St, $199,000, 1,376 sq. ft.
    1715 7th Ave N # A, $199,000, 1804 sq. ft.
    906 Phillips St, $250,000, 2,926 sq. ft.

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