Germantown is a charming city that’s an easy 30-minute drive east of Elvis’ mansion and the rhythm-and-blues of Beale Street. It is a suburb of Memphis with a population of 39,230 located in Shelby County. Germantown offers a suburban feel with many parks and restaurants and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Germantown. It has been voted one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Their public schools are rated above average.