by TJ AndersonThe report I was just reading about how Nashville is now a “luxury housing market to watch” had some Williamson County findings, too. For luxury buyers, it said, Williamson is the
Germantown And Salemtown Enjoying Their Nashville It Moment
by TJ Anderson
According to a new story in The Tennessean, “Germantown and its next-door neighbor Salemtown are having an ‘it’ moment after several years of steady growth.” No surprise to locals, certainly, who’ve been watching that corner north of downtown get more and more stacked with great restaurants, shops and other stuff to do, while it welcomed a seemingly nonstop stream of new residential buildings.
Just a little taste of what Germantown’s seen over the past few months:
Beer hall-styled restaurant Butchertown Hall opened in February.
The brand new First Tennessee Park opened in April, becoming the dressed-up new home for our Nashville Sounds Triple-A baseball team and drawing locals and visitors in droves to home games.
James Beard Award semifinalist Daniel Lindley’s “regional and seasonally focused American” restaurant 5th & Taylor opened in April.
Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint (self-explanatory) opened in June.
And there’s lots more coming…
Butcher shop/restaurant hybrid Cochon Butcher is set to spread to Nashville from New Orleans — plans are for a late August opening in Germantown.
Burger Up/Frothy Monkey restaurateur Miranda Whitcomb Pontes is planning a new concept in the reimagined historic John Geist property in late spring 2016. (Another restaurant is expected to jump into that complex too.)
Upscale coffee-slingers Barista Parlor are planning to open their third location — a Germantown parlor — in the fall.
Top-notch hot chicken purveyors Hattie B’s are working on adding a Germantown location in late 2016 or early 2017.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, last we heard, had plans for a future Germantown location at The Square at Fourth and Madison.
Broadstone Germantown, with 276 high-end apartments in a five-story building (with amenities like a live music stage and swim-up bar) is set to open in mid-2016.
Add all that up, and I doubt Germantown’s “it” moment is too brief of a moment.
All that fun stuff making you feel drawn to dwelling in walkable, historic but increasingly modern Germantown? Here’s a quick look at the kind of homes you’ll find there (with properties that are on the market now):
Updated historic charmers
1218 7TH AVE. N.
Built in 1900 and with all the awesome details to show it — soaring 11-foot ceilings, pocket doors, transom windows, intricate wood detail, so much more. But also totally updated, and totally tasteful. Extra bonus: the carriage house with a studio apartment on the property.
Brand new builds with historic design influences
1810A 7TH AVE. N.
Victorian architecture inspired the design of this new home — ornate trim, stacked decks — but it and its nearby sisters (including 1810B 7th Ave. N., 1812A 7th Ave. N and 1812B 7th Ave. N.) are full of contemporary sleekness, too. A little bit of San Francisco in the exterior, lots of light, bright and clean in the interior.
Modern and eco-friendly new construction
1813B 3RD AVE. N.
A sleek cottage with 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,145 square feet of space and modern design touches, like stained concrete floors and cool vertical windows.
Thinking about setting up shop in “it moment” Germantown or adjacent Salemtown? We’d love to help you find the perfect place. Reach out!
Top photo: HistoricGermantown.org
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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