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Germantown, Tennessee Real Estate

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Incorporated in 1841, Germantown, Tennessee represents a charming, ascetic throwback to an earlier time. Founded along a ridge situated between the Wolf River and the Nonconnah Creek, Germantown stands about 16 miles east of the Mississippi River. Today, the city boasts a population of 38,844, as indicated by 2010 Census data, and is economically dominated by the retail and commercial service sectors.

The scenic flavor of the town is maintained by some of the strictest sign ordinances in the country. As such, the neon garish advertising, which detracts from most suburban areas is completely absent in Germantown. Residents who have chosen to purchase Germantown real estate cite the clean and well-kept neighborhoods, safe environment and crowd free shopping. Additionally, Germantown’s close proximity, along major transportation arteries, to downtown Memphis means that residents are not lacking for any big city amenities.

Germantown Shopping and Dining

Although those big city amenities are just a short drive away, many residents chose to buy Germantown real estate as a refuge away from the hustle and bustle of the urban milieu, and choose to do their shopping and dining right in town. The Shops of Saddle Creek, located right on Poplar Avenue, offer all the styles and fashion you could hope to find from such popular brand names as Banana Republic, Talbots, and William-Sonoma.

Eating options in Germantown span the gambit from the spicy flavors of Asia to the casual fare offered up at the local Waffle House. Whether you choose to serve up a slice of pizza pie from Russo’s New York Pizzeria or have a hankering for the sweet goodness served up at Miss Muff’n Bakery, you’ll be hard pressed not to ease well in Germantown.

Germantown Parks and Recreation

The good life mandates leisure time, and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to seeing that that leisure time is a suitable environment to relax in. The city supports two-dozen parks, along with a multitude of sports complexes, green spaces, trails and other outdoor venues for her denizen’s enjoyment. Indeed, it is a stated city goal to have recreational opportunities within an easy half-mile of every home in town. More to the point, you will feel as safe in city parks as you would in your own living room because every park is regularly patrolled by Park Rangers to ensure community safety.

Perhaps reflecting its early western frontier status, Germantown residents are very equine minded and the city hosts a bevy of horse shows and competitions year round. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Germantown Charity Horse Show that is staged each year in June. Early fall marks the annual Germantown Festival which showcases the arts and craft skills of area artists each September.

Germantown Living

For those looking to buy Germantown real estate, the search for a great neighborhood is largely considered pro forma because just about every neighborhood in town is highly desirable and sought after. With a median household price at $407,663, homes in Germantown are running about twice as high as homes in Memphis proper. Low crime and a well-run city government is a big draw in exciting buyer’s interest in Germantown. Homes in Germantown TN exhibit a classic charm and typically feature many distinctive features not found elsewhere. A great number of the properties were built in the 1980s and are good solid structures.

Germantown Schools, Health, Transportation

The Germantown Education Commission is currently in the process of forming their own district but in the interim period, the community will continue to be served by Shelby County School System. The town supports two high schools, The Germantown High School and Houston High School, as well as three elementary and two middle schools. Riverside Elementary is a K-8 institution that eschews middle school enrollment.

The health needs of the community are addressed by a bevy of highly respected public and private hospitals and clinics. Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Germantown Hospital serves as the town’s full service hospital. Other facilities address specialized health problems among the city’s citizens.

Transportation to nearby Memphis and beyond is readily available via US-240 to the I-40 which bifurcates Memphis itself and makes getting to the places you need to get to easy and hassle free.



If you are thinking about buying or selling a Germantown TN home, give us a call at (901) 685-6000 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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John Quinn
RE/MAX Real Estate Experts
1930 Exeter Rd
Germantown TN 38138
901-685-6000
901-591-8100
Fax: 901-685-9090