Franklin, Tennessee

downtown-franklin-roundaboutLess than 20 miles south of Nashville, Franklin sits along the banks of the Harpeth River among the lush rolling hills of Williamson County. In the past 10 years this city has been consistently recognized as one of the best places to live in the United States from such notables such as Southern Living, Forbes, Business Week and Money Magazine. Named after Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin, the city abounds with historic walking trails and landmarks.

At the heart of Franklin is their historic downtown center complete with two story brownstone style brick buildings, cobblestone crosswalks, tall wrought iron street lamps and a roundabout. Boutiques, antique shops, sweet shops and local restaurants sit adjacent to specialty stores like Anthropologie and Bink’s Outdoors all within walking distance of one another.

While it is not unusual to see celebrity red carpet events heralding a movie or book release at the Franklin Theater, this city’s Southern charm is more fully on display when Main Street is shut down to foot traffic only as they celebrate the seasons with perennial favorites including Pumpkinfest, Dickens of a Christmas and JazzFest. Besides regular movie showings, the Franklin Theater is host to intimate music events with internationally renowned artists such as Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and Amy Grant.

Just minutes away from Main Street sits The Factory. Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places this converted 1929 Magic Chef factory is home to one of the area’s largest seasonal Farmer’s Market where artisanal meats and cheeses, organic fruits and vegetables, and fresh roasted coffee are all available.

Westhaven-town-centerWilliamson College, Columbia State and O’More College of Design are also found within the Franklin city limits along with elementary, middle, and high schools which consistently rank best in the state. Whether its walkable community living in a custom-built home in Westhaven or a Southern estate on several acres of land, Franklin combines the elegant charm of gracious Southern hospitality with all the amenities of a family-oriented suburban community.


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