Franklin TN – a lovely town to call home!
Franklin is the prototype small, Southern city with a historic core and diverse, international business district.
Franklin is surrounded by rolling hills and many rural farms and homes with white picket fences. There are an abundance of trees, just seeing the leaves change colors in the fall can be very therapeutic.
Homes in Franklin are of many different styles, colonial, traditional, cottages, with a median home price in the high $450’s.
There’s also a strong appreciation for history here — Carnton Plantation, The Carter House, The Confederate Cemetery, Roper’s Knob and many historic homes that were utilized as hospitals during the Battle of Franklin. Read about the history in many books written by local authors including the New York Times bestseller, The Widow of the South.
Franklin is a city with a small town feel with an actual town square, an old style movie theater redesigned to allow musical productions musicals as well as movies and very old historic homes. Franklin home owners enjoy many of the big city extras like a large 20 screen movie theater, great restaurants, lovely parks and really great shopping.
Not only is Franklin home to some of country music’s rising stars and music producers, but also many professional sports figures make their home here too. Franklin also hosts a wide range of concerts and festivals, including Bluegrass Along the Harpeth in July and the Franklin Jazz Festival in September.
Close to Nashville
It’s no wonder music has a big influence on Franklin — it’s just 20 minutes from Nashville! If you enjoy country music then Nashville is where it’s at, along with pretty parks, lots of nice restaurants & fun bars, oh and don’t forget – plenty of shopping.
Franklin Smart Facts: (from the US Census Bureau)
As of 2015, Franklin’s population is 70,612 people, with a population growth of 13% since 2010. 68.3% of homes in Franklin are owner-occupied. The average commute to work is 23.7 miles.
The job market is booming in Nashville which is only a 20-30 minute commute. New Nissan plant in Franklin, Saturn in Spring Hill, Dell in Nashville. No State Income Tax. The climate is great. Hot summers, but nice crisp falls and mild winters.