Ask around town, and you’ll get as many opinions about Germantown as there are people in Louisville. In fairness, Germantown is possibly the second most polarizing neighborhood in town, but its appeal is evident and speaks for itself. Germantown’s quaint streets lined with shotgun houses and locally-renowned restaurants and thrift shops in a perfectly walkable setting are an excellent backdrop for a young couple’s first starter home. Whether you’re looking for a fixer-upper to renovate, a cozy contemporary gem, or an apartment with tons of character, you’re sure to find it in Germantown. Best of all, the sense of neighborly love here is palpable; you’ll get to know your neighbors, run into them at the grocery and the many street festivals that pop up throughout the year, and when you need jumper cables or get locked out of your house, they’ll likely be happy to help out.

Perfect For

  • Young couples buying a first home
  • DIYers
  • Creatives
  • Pets
  • Social butterflies
  • Foodies
  • Craft beer enthusiasts


The Trade-Off

Some areas are “prettier” than others. Germantown is an up-and-coming neighborhood in the throes of an economic revitalization brought on by the increased demand of a younger generation.


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