Franklin with a rich history dating from 1796 is an Olde South town of immeasurable charm. The city’s vast community honors include “Great American Main Street Community”; “Best Small Town in Tennessee”; “America’s Most Romantic Main Street”; and on and on………. It is continually a top choice for places to live as reported by Money magazine and other national publications.
The residential real estate character varies from Brownstones and other homes listed on the Historical Register to both new and established communities. The new urban community of Westhaven located on Franklin’s western boundary is an exceptional compliment to Franklin’s residential neighborhoods.
Both the award-winning Williamson County School System and the Franklin Special School District serve the students of the Franklin area. Remember though that the boundary line for the city of Franklin is not to be used when determining whether your child is zoned for FSSD or the Williamson County School System. Franklin is also home to Battle Ground Academy, a private school founded in 1889 and continuing to thrive now as grades 1-12 facility.
Residents and visitors truly sense peace and easiness of life here. Historic Downtown Franklin is filled with energy with new shops and a host of wonderful restaurants including The Red Pony and Grays on Main. Historical landmarks such as Carnton Plantation and the Carter House are popular attractions. This charming downtown with superb shopping and 15 blocks listed on the National Historic Register successfully co-exists within a few miles of the mega Cool Springs shopping area, Tennessee’s largest.
The quaint town has experienced rapid growth with the move of corporate headquarters by industry giants such as Nissan of North America, and others within the past 10 years. Access to I-65; Franklin Road (U.S. 31); Hillsboro Road (U.S. 431); and I-840 links this community in all directions. Prices range from the $300,000s to $2,000,000+