Franklin

Welcome to Franklin 

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. 

 

 

What to Love

  • Window shopping in the historic downtown
  • Coveted real estate in a thriving community
  • A community emphasis on art, music, and history


Local Lifestyle

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.

 

 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

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. 

 

 

Things to Do

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. 

 

 

Schools

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

 

 

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Overview for Franklin, TN

81,531 people live in Franklin, where the median age is 37.2 and the average individual income is $51,811. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

81,531

Total Population

37.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,811

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Franklin, TN

Franklin has 31,673 households, with an average household size of 2.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Franklin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 81,531 people call Franklin home. The population density is 1,892.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

81,531

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.2

Median Age

47.36 / 52.64%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
31,673

Total Households

2.56

Average Household Size

$51,811

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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Schools in Franklin, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby Franklin. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Johnson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Franklin
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Franklin Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Centennial High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Renaissance High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Clovercroft Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Freedom Intermediate
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
Pearre Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Freedom Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Hunters Bend Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Cool Springs Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5
Battle Ground Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available

Around Franklin, TN

There's plenty to do around Franklin, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
29
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
19
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Saint Goose, Red Bicycle Coffee & Crepes, and Italy From Scratch.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.96 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.14 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.15 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.96 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.79 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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