Nashville's oldest suburb is all new again.

Established in the 1850s by European immigrants Historic Germantown was Nashville’s first suburb. The neighborhood was born as large brick town homes were erected next to modest worker’s cottages, providing an early example of a mixed-use neighborhood with a diverse socioeconomic population.


Neighborhood revitalization began in the 1970s as two historic churches began renovations. Historic Germantown was deemed a Registered Historic District in 1979 and was also designated a city arboretum by the Nashville Tree Foundation for the more than 100 species of trees that grow in the neighborhood.


Modern day Germantown is undergoing a rebirth as it is restored to its original grandeur while bringing Nashvillians into the urban core to live, work and play.


The Germantown Card

A great new way to support local Historic Germantown businesses while saving money has arrived, The Germantown Card. For a yearly fee ($20), cardholders receive discounts at participating businesses within the Historic Germantown neighborhood.
Learn more.

Historic Germantown Neighborhood 2017 Holiday Tour

The 2017 Historic Germantown Neighborhood Holiday Tour will be held Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 from 2:00-5:00pm.
Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased here.
The Holiday Tour begins at the Germantown Inn (1218 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208). Check in with your prepaid ticket or purchase tickets on site and get your tour map while you enjoy beer, wine and light bites. From there you can follow the tour at your own pace and order.
There are 9 homes, both historic and contemporary, and 1 special photo-op stop. At each stop you can visit with the home owners and tour their home. The tour concludes at Germantown Commons Co-Housing (1325 5th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37208) in their Common House with more refreshments. These neighbors represent a unique example of a thriving co-housing community here in Nashville. A great chance to meet many of your neighbors!

Oktoberfest Road Closures

Street parking will be TEMPORARILY restricted in the festival area on October 7 – October 9, 2016. Please plan to park your vehicle in an alternate location on the event dates. Any vehicle left in the NO PARKING areas, during dates listed, will be ticketed and towed at owner’s’ expense.
Monroe from Rosa Parks to 4th Ave N
7th Ave N from Madison to alley at 700 Monroe St
Monroe from Rosa Parks to 4th Ave N
7th Ave N from Madison to Taylor
6th Ave N from Madison to Taylor
5th Ave N from Madison to Hume
4th Ave N from Hume to Van Buren
Taylor from Rosa Parks to 5th Ave
Taylor from 5th to first alley
Van Buren – 5th to just before the first alley
All street closures will be through Sunday, October 9th midnight unless noted above
Traffic on Taylor will only be allowed for restaurants, employees, residents and businesses. There will be “No Parking” signs on both sides of Taylor from Rosa Park to 5th Ave and Madison from 6th Ave to 7th Ave as required by Metro.
Neighborhood Residents will have access to all alleys throughout the festival to access homes and businesses.
More information on the Nashville Oktoberfest website.

August 15, 2016 Development Committee Meeting Agenda

Date: August 15th, 2016 – 6:30-8:00
Location: The offices of Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) at 1401 5th Ave (the corner of 5th and Taylor next to 5th and Taylor restaurant)


6:30-7:00: Hawkins Partners will present plans for the 1321 2nd Ave project (Southern Mechanical Building at the corner of 2nd and Taylor).  The plan is for townhomes to be built on the site.
7:00-7:30: Nick Dryden, with DAAD Group, will present revised plans for the Hattie B’s project that will be located at 709 Monroe and 1214 and 1216 Rosa Parks
7:30-8:00: Discuss revisions of the Historic Germantown Guidelines