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Area Description

Established in 1841, Germantown is in southeast Shelby County between Memphis and Collierville. Serving a population of just over 40,000. the City of Germantown has one defining goal: Excellence; every day. It is embedded in every dimension of city governance, guiding staff toward optimum performance in its pursuit of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Germantown has long held the AAA bond rating from both Moody’s Investment Firm and Standard and Poor’s and consistently has one of the lowest crime rates in the State of Tennessee.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Germantown is an oasis of outdoor recreation opportunities. Germantown has 29 community parks, covering more than 750 acres of recreational land. They provide athletic fields and courts (including croquet and disc golf), picnic areas, biking/walking trails playgrounds and facilities reflecting a Parks and Recreation department goal of placing recreational and leisure opportunities within a half mile of every home.

The Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a working model of a community based suburban farm park which demonstrates, promotes, educates and advocates for a sustainable, healthy and supportive community. The 10 acre working farm features a community garden, a farmers’ market, live music, cooking demonstrations, garden talks, visiting farm animals, garden tours and storybook walks on a weekly basis. Fore more information, visit thefarmpark.org.

The Germantown Greenway offers a paved pathway for walkers, runners and bicyclists. Sections are open along the Wolf River, beginning at Neshoba Park, and between Johnson Road Park and Houston Levee Park. Designed as a linear park, the Germantown Greenway will eventually encircle the City, linking parks, schools and neighborhoods.

Germantown Athletic Club combines the best of both worlds - a fitness facility with leading-edge equipment and expert staff and a community atmosphere where you become a part of our family. Members see Germantown Athletic Club as an extension of their own home – an environment that fosters fitness and fellowship. They’ve discovered a unique atmosphere of camaraderie unlike any other fitness club around. Your time at the Club is more than a membership – it’s an experience.

Community events encourage neighbors to connect and inspire the close-knit feeling that residents enjoy. For a complete listing of current events, visit www.Germantown-TN.gov/fyi. Annual events include:
Annual community events
• Germantown Charity Horse Show — Oneof the largest all-breed horse shows in thecountry; celebrated since 1947
• Family Fourth Celebration — Music, games,moon bounces and family fun followed by an amazing fireworks display
• Pops in the Park — A free sunset concert from the Germantown Symphony at Municipal Park
• Germantown Festival — Two days of family fun with nearly 400 booths featuring work by local artists and craftsmen
• Fall Harvest Festival at the Farm — A fun way to celebrate fall with your little ones, complete with a scarecrow contest, hay maze and kiddie tractor pull
• Germantown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting — Kick off the holiday season with Germantown’s festivities, complete with floats, marching bands and Santa Claus

Proximity to Memphis allows easy enjoyment of:
• The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
• Dixon Gallery & Gardens
• Memphis Botanic Garden
• Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum
• Stax Museum of American mSoul Music
• The Blues Hall of Fame
• The Memphis Zoo
• Beale Street
• Graceland
• Shelby Farms Park
• Sun Studio
• Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
• AutoZone Liberty Bowl
• AutoZone Park and the Memphis Redbirds (AAA St.Louis Cardinals affiliate)
• FedExForum and the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team

Cultural Activities

Germantown Performing Arts Center presents world renowned performing artists in a variety of genres, year round educational activities for all ages including the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra, rotating visual art exhibits and many community events welcoming over 70,000 visitors annually. The organization benefits from the infrastructure of a professional organization that possesses a clear direction, strong financial health, professional seasoned staff and a dedicated board of directors.

Germantown is home to a local symphony and chorus. Germantown Community Theatre offers opportunities to watch or participate in main season plays and hosts educational and outreach programs for seniors encouraging the continued development of creativity and imagination.

Germantown Community Library and Germantown Parks and Recreation Department offer many special programs and classes for seniors throughout the year. Offerings include free outdoor concerts and technology classes. For details, visit Germatown-tn.gov/fyi.

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Medical Facilities

Germantown is a hub for quality health care in West Tennessee. Methodist Le Bonheur operates a major hospital in the City. Germantown Athletic Club is operated by the City and offers classes and services for seniors.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  30.0  39.0  48.0  4.0 "  1.0 "
 Feb  33.0  43.0  53.0  4.8 "  1.1 "
 Mar  40.0  51.5  63.0  5.0 "  0.5 "
 Apr  49.0  60.5  72.0  5.3 "  0.0 "
 May  59.0  69.5  80.0  5.6 "  0.0 "
 Jun  67.0  77.5  88.0  3.7 "  0.0 "
 Jul  71.0  81.0  91.0  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Aug  70.0  80.5  91.0  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Sep  62.0  73.0  84.0  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Oct  50.0  62.0  74.0  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Nov  40.0  51.0  62.0  5.4 "  0.0 "
 Dec  32.0  41.5  51.0  5.9 "  0.1 "

Germantown is a place where one can enjoy all four seasons. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the upper 80's and some 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the upper 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's.

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Cost of Living for City of Germantown, TN

City of Germantown, Tennessee cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Germantown is home to several up-scale senior living facilities with varied levels of care available.

Senior Assistance in City of Germantown, TN

City of Germantown, Tennessee offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Germantown offers many volunteer opportunities for residents of all ages. Twenty-six boards and commissions offer advice to city departments. Farm Park volunteers operate programs and a community garden. Friends groups support the local library and animal shelter. Numerous civic groups including Rotary, Civitan, Kiwanis, garden clubs, etc. offer opportunities to get involved. To search for volunteer opportunities within the community, visit VolunteerGermantown.com.

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