Germantown, Tennessee

Germantown, TN Real Estate, Area and Community Information

Germantown, Tennessee, is a major Memphis suburb located within the beltway that is home to about 40,000 residents. The community is about 15 miles south-southeast of downtown Memphis, and it is a popular bedroom community for commuters.


In 1868, a depot was built here to serve the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. The arrival of the railroad stimulated the growth of Germantown. Today, a full reproduction of the original 19th century train depot is a key destination in what is now called Old Germantown, located in the heart of the city center.

Parks and Recreation

Recreational opportunities abound, in part because of the dozens of parks that offer residents over 700 acres of green space. The city has addressed the needs of bicyclists by creating special loop trails, bike lanes and multi-use pathways. The Poplar Pike Loop is about four miles long, and the Farmington Loop is approximately five miles long.

Germantown residents enjoy easy access to Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the largest facility of its kind in the United States. The 4,500-acre park is five times the size of Central Park in New York City. There are more than 20 bodies of water at Shelby Farms. There are equestrian trails and a 50-acre preserve that is home to a herd of Buffalo.

Attractions and Activities

Residents that enjoy the theater will want to experience the productions of Germantown's own Tennessee Shakespeare Company. Some of its performance at heeled right at Shelby Farms. The highly rated acting troupe stages one highly acclaimed show after another.


For over four decades, September's Germantown Festival has been a major arts and crafts festival. Over 400 vendors display their special creations at the event. Children's activities abound, from bungee jumping to wall-climbing. The kids area also offers inflatable moonwalks, slides, pony rides and train rides.

For over six decades, the Germantown Charity Horse Show has been a major attraction in Germantown. Horse enthusiasts started the show in the aftermath of World War II, and it has grown to become one of the most prominent shows of its kind in the nation.

The prospective Germantown home buyer that is interested in Germantown TN real estate will find Germantown properties that address every budget and architectural preference. Germantown's growth guarantees a fine selection of newer Germantown homes for sale. At the same time, vintage bungalows, Victorians and other older Germantown real estate adds to the mix.

A young family seeking starter-type homes for sale in Germantown should work with a Germantown realtor to better focus on the best values. At the same time, a Germantown real estate agent can show the discriminating home buyer a wide selection of Germantown homes with desirable amenities like multi-car garages, gourmet kitchens and home theaters. Some homes for sale in Germantown will also offer in-ground pools, acreage and outbuildings. The real estate in Germantown includes Germantown TN homes for every taste.
Lola Putt
Lola Putt
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1930 Exeter Road Germantown TN 38138