Have you been considering Germantown as an option for living with your family? Germantown is a growing area with less than 40,000 residents, located in Shelby County, a suburb of Memphis. Germantown was settled in the 1820’s, with most of the settlers being from Germany. Germantown is ranked #2 for the state for people to live.
Cost of Living
The median house price in Germantown is $288,000. The median household income is 109,464. The cost of housing in Germantown is 59% higher than the national average. The cost of living in Germantown is 23% higher than the Tennessee average. The cost of living in Germantown is 11% higher than the national average. The salaries are higher than other cities in Tennessee like Chattanooga.
Germantown is a city with a lot of retail, and commercial services. There are no industry jobs there. The average pay for jobs are slightly higher than other cities in Tennessee making it a desirable place to relocate for better opportunities.
Germantown is a very friendly city, with the lowest crime rates in all of Tennessee. Germantown has been designated the “Tree City USA”, by the Arbor Day Foundation for 23 years now. There are many festivals and community events throughout the year that are family friendly. There are 29 parks in Germantown, ensuring that every resident lives within a half-mile of one or more parks. Many residents have utilized this. The schools in Germantown have set the standard for the rest of the state for academics, and athletics.
Things To Do
Previously stated there are a ton of parks that are top ranked in the county. The 29 parks have over 750 acres of land. There are plenty of areas for fishing, boating, biking, walking, and playgrounds, there is something for everybody. Shop til’ you drop, there is plenty of shopping with great department stores, smaller retailers, and local retailers. There is a local preforming arts center that that hosts comedy shows, musicians, and more. Each June there is the Germantown Charity Horse Show which is the largest equestrian competition in the country. In September, there is the Germantown Festival that attracts hundreds of people, of all ages for arts/crafts, live vendors, the Weenie Dog race, and so much more.
Germantown is really a great place with great opportunity for a family to live. If you have more questions about Germantown, TN contact M.H Akers Custom Homes today.