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Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« on: December 18, 2012, 03:07:01 AM »
Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown



The revitalization of Nashville's Germantown provides us with a glimpse of what several urban core neighborhoods in Jacksonville can become through better utilization and vision.

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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 05:12:28 AM »
One thing that was very noticeable in Nashville is that while historic buildings were well preserved in a large number of neighborhoods, including Germantown, there is a wide range of contemporary styles mixed in to all of those neighborhoods as well.   It made for a very unique and eclectic combination.
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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 09:19:15 AM »
That's one great looking neighborhood.  I like the mix of historic and modern. 

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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 09:58:31 AM »
Are there any single family homes more modern than the 50s in the city? I know there are some interesting places at the beaches, but I haven't seen anything more modern than 1818 Montgomery Pl when shopping around.

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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 10:25:20 AM »
Modern architecture mixed in with historic vernacular fabric....I still say this is key to major revitalization in Springfield - to offer an untapped audience a walkable urban neighborhood with a mix of truly historic homes and new modern sustainable homes built for today.

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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 11:41:03 AM »
Are there any single family homes more modern than the 50s in the city? I know there are some interesting places at the beaches, but I haven't seen anything more modern than 1818 Montgomery Pl when shopping around.

Nice house!  I don't mean this in a bad way at all... but the left most part of the picture reminded me of the Brady Bunch house. 
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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 09:54:20 PM »
We moved from San Marco to Germantown two years ago.  On top of the great revitalization (that has spread to Salemtown, directly to the west of Germantown), there are five awesome restaurants that draw people from all over the city.  We also sit on a bit of a hill and can see the downtown skyline.


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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 10:06:16 PM »
Are there any single family homes more modern than the 50s in the city? I know there are some interesting places at the beaches, but I haven't seen anything more modern than 1818 Montgomery Pl when shopping around.

You can find some pretty interesting houses in Arlington (roughly between the river and University Blvd.) and in the neighborhoods south of San Marco.  Here are a few images from some old Arlington threads:







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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 10:18:10 PM »
Here are some random images of modern houses in Miramar, which is just south of San Marco:









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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Nashville's Germantown
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 12:46:31 PM »
Awesome, thanks. Neighborhood isn't quite as walkable as I'd hope, but pretty much everything there is wildly outside my price range/size needs :-\
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