Beautiful land with rolling hills and the proximity to Nashville make the coveted city a postcard-perfect community
Steeped in its rich local history, Franklin is a thriving community with a population of nearly 80,000, and it continues to grow. In recent years, the quiet hamlet has seen its population multiply, due partially to its proximity with Nashville — where you’re able to go from the calm of Franklin to the thrill of Nashville in just under thirty minutes. The jobs outlook has also contributed to Franklin’s population boom. Fortune 500 companies including Nissan, Ford, Verizon and FedEx have made the move to Tennessee and have created a flourishing job market. The ability to easily commute to Nashville for work, and live in peaceful Franklin creates an appealing work-life balance.
With a bustling downtown district known for holding community-wide events, from Veteran’s Day parades to Christmas tree lighting ceremonies featuring GRAMMY-winning performers, Franklin is a highly-coveted Williamson County gem.
The tranquil suburban vibe is evidenced by the pastoral landscapes and abundant greenspaces where residents can enjoy the seasons and experience the energy that makes Franklin so inviting. Located south of Nashville, Franklin residents are warm, welcoming, and endearing. New to the area? Expect a heaping dose of southern hospitality.
Today, Franklin is Tennessee’s seventh-largest city, and you’ll find a burgeoning economy and thriving job market in the area. With a small-town feel but upscale amenities, it’s no surprise that this community is growing quickly and features highly sought-after properties.
For southern classics, look no further than Puckett’s, a historic restaurant and grocery with a full bar and live music. With limited seating and a down-to-earth appeal, this cozy eatery is perfect for the whole family. Grab a specialty latte or a black coffee at local coffeehouse Frothy Monkey.
Perhaps Franklin’s most unique shopping destination is The Factory, a converted 1920s factory that is now home to retailers, restaurants, and art galleries. Each Saturday, a farmers’ market is hosted at The Factory — the perfect opportunity to grab artisanal goods and locally-sourced produce, meat, and baked items. Once you’ve worked up an appetite shopping, enjoy the fresh fares at Mojo Tacos or warm-up with a coffee from Honest Coffee Roasters. Looking for something else? Browse Cool Springs Galleria, where you’ll find over 100 retailers.
Every year, Franklin hosts a variety of one-of-a-kind festivals and events that draw impressive crowds, including the wintry Dickens Christmas Festival. For a day out, hop over to Harlinsdale Farm, a 200-acre park associated with the historic farm and a Franklin must-visit for horse lovers as it is home to the Franklin Polo Academy. Enjoy a live musical performance at Franklin Theater, the community’s iconic venue.
While Franklin’s residents are a cross-section of several ages and stages in life, many families move to the community to take advantage of the highly rated schools offering quality education, both private and public. The Nashville metropolitan area is also home to several top-tier colleges and universities including Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, and Columbia State Community College.
Serving the Middle Tennessee area since 2005, Debbie Gregory has many years of real estate and marketing experience. As a Nashville native, Debbie has extensive understanding of the middle Tennessee market and region.