Germantown can be described as a very friendly and safe place to live. Out of all the mid-sized suburbs in Tennessee, it has the lowest crime rate. This affluent suburb is also fiscally responsible, having a triple-A bond rating from the S&P, as well as Moody’s. Germantown also pays close attention to maintaining its natural beauty. For over two decades, it has been awarded a “Tree City USA” status by the Arbor Day Foundation. It is no surprise that TLC TurfMaster Lawn Care has a significant presence in this appealing environment. Homeowners and business owners alike want nothing but the best for their plants and grass. Our company is privileged to deliver on that desire, and we look forward to expanding our business in this pleasant, welcoming suburb.
In the middle of the 1820s, European settlers made their way to this region, around the time that the city of Memphis was incorporated. It was founded on an abolitionist exercise, with the development of Nashoba Plantation, which had the goal of emancipating as many slaves as possible. With sympathizing people moving into the zone, the first store was built at the beginning of the 1830s.
Originally taking the name Pea Ridge in 1833, the zone was subsequently surveyed, planned, and expanded. Three years later, the name was changed to Germantown. Finally, in 1841, after many years of hard work by the settlers, Germantown became formally incorporated.
Two hardships the city endured during the 19th century was the Civil War, and the outbreaks of yellow fever in the 1870s that also greatly affected Memphis and many of its surrounding towns. However, after the turn of the 20th century, the city had significantly rebounded, with its residents developing a strong sense of community that pulled them through the earlier hardships. This exceptional community pride has remained a part of the city’s culture. Today, Germantown encompasses 17.6 square miles, all of which is land. As of the 2010 census, there is an official tally of 38,844 residents, along with a 2015 estimate of 39,240.
Business and Economy
The economy of this lively Memphis suburb relies primarily on commerce, service, and retail. Both large and small retail companies stand within the city. In this affluent town, there is a wide choice of restaurants, bars, and boutiques ranging in price to fit all budgets.
Citizen involvement and initiative helps keep this a business-friendly atmosphere. The locals take pride in the appearance of the downtown area. That is why a lot of business owners are increasingly turning to TLC TurfMaster Lawn Care to beautify the outsides of their properties.
Germantown has its own independent school district. However, a portion of the city’s public school children attend the Shelby County Schools. The Germantown Municipal School District contains three elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.
In this city, the private schools outnumber the public. There are a total of nine, with a mixture of religious and secular affiliations. One of these is a satellite campus of a higher education institution – Union University. Its main campus is in Jackson, and it is a Catholic liberal arts institution.
Attractions and Recreation
Germantown caters to a variety of interests. Its love of the beautiful outdoors makes itself apparent. No matter where you are in the city, you are within walking distance of a park. There are 27 of them in all, and have scenery that TLC TurfMaster Lawn Care can replicate at your home or business. There is a performing arts center, a community library, the Germantown Athletic Club, and 13 churches.