Germantown

Historic Germantown ? Nashville's first suburb -- is only a quick jaunt north of downtown, making it a desirable area for those who want a neighborhood feel combined with proximity to the city.

This bustling community has a friendly atmosphere. And it's not uncommon to find members of the community out on a daytime stroll in the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, dropping into local shops, or grabbing a bite to eat at one of the area's many restaurants.

During the week you'll find many Nashville folk buying locally grown produce or attending an event at the Nashville Farmer's Market, located in Germantown. And if it's the right season, you're sure to see plenty of Nashvillians flocking to First Tennessee Park in the area, where the Nashville Sounds ? AAA affiliate to the Oakland A's ? play ball.

Germantown has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979, and it has seen a resurgence in recent years. That restoration has brought about an abundance of residential real estate options. Mixed in among the 100 species of trees found throughout the neighborhood are a large number of Victorian building styles, newly constructed condos, townhomes and single-family homes.