Welcome to Vik's Views – A corner of the CHORD's newsletter highlighting Nashville's incredible
Germantown is one of my favorite places in Nashville, and I visit whenever I get the chance! It
is so walkable and offers the complete neighborhood experience. Germantown combines
shopping, dining, sports, museums, and outdoor fun while boasting views of the Capitol
building and being just moments from Downtown!
Bicentennial Park, The Nashville Farmers Market, The Nashville Sounds Stadium, and our new
Tennessee State History Museum are all tucked into Germantown. You can park once and
create an afternoon adventure or move in and stay a while! Enjoy all of the local specialties at
the Farmers Market, take a stroll in the park (be sure to listen for the bells to toll on the hour),
and don’t forget to drink and dine your way throughout the day.
Germantown offers incredible opportunities to shop and dine locally, and in our world today,
local businesses need our support more than ever. There are endless coffee shops, restaurants,
and bars to choose from, but Von Elrod’s Beer Hall and Kitchen took first place on this crisp late
Von Elrod’s feels like it just dropped out of Munich. As you walk in, you are welcomed into a
larger-than-life scene, a wrap around bar with 36 taps, and an outdoor beer garden fit for any
occasion, as long as you like drinking out of steins and practicing your German! Von Elrod’s has
great weekend brunch, heaters in their partially enclosed patio area, and delicious food
inspired by Germany! The beer and cider is cold, the smoked meats are homemade, and the
Happy Hour deals are on point each day between 4 and 6 p.m.
Plus, the beer garden is huge – allowing for social distancing with friends. Your pup can come
along too; Leashed dogs are welcome here, and they don’t even have to be German Shepherds
What you may or may not know is that the resilient Germantown community is bouncing back
from a devastating tornado that hit in March. It tore through Germantown and East Nashville
indiscriminately, and seeing this city rise up has been the silver lining to an otherwise difficult
year. While many homes were destroyed, the real estate in the area is staying strong.
As I write this, there are currently 11 properties for sale in Germantown that range from a
640sq ft one-bedroom for $289,900 up to a brand new 4 bedroom, 4 bath stunner for just
under $1.4 million. If you’re looking for your next home to be in the bustling Bavarian corridor
of Music City, reach out and let’s talk about your future over schnitzel and a stein! As we
transition into the colder weather, I'm always on the lookout for great winter rooftops & patios.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a safe new year. Prost!