The capital of Williamson County, Franklin encompasses a total area of approximately 30 square miles. It’s smaller than its neighbor, Nashville, but it’s a cultural treasure of its own. From a bird’s eye view, verdant patches of rolling countryside add a splash of color to the urban yet laidback landscape of the city. Old world charm and 21st century conveniences coexist peacefully in this historic community, where you can find rows upon rows of Victorian buildings.

Franklin has been named a lot of things by different magazines and award-giving bodies. “Most Romantic Main Street,” “Best Southern Town,” and one of the “Best Places to Live” are just some of them. For the 68,800 people who live in this city, however, it’s best known as simply home.

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Franklin has an abundance of historic buildings that the city actually has seven local historic districts, so if you’re interested in purchasing a historic home then Franklin’s real estate market will leave you with plenty of options. Newer neighborhoods have also added a dash of new construction homes into the mix. The city is home to a diverse market where you can find simple yet lovely single-family residences, trendy lofts, revitalized historic homes, equestrian properties, and grand estates.


Downtown Franklin Historic District – named as one of the best preserved communities in the country, Historic Franklin is a definite must-visit whenever you’re in the city. The whole area covers a total of 16 blocks, where residences and commercial properties are housed in historic buildings. It’s the oldest section of Franklin, but it’s high on style and excitement.

Carter House – Located in 1140 Columbia Avenue, the Carter House is one of the many historic homes in Franklin. During the second Battle of Franklin, which took place in the mid-19th century, the home’s basement served as the sanctuary of the Carter family. Prior to the second Battle of Franklin, the house served as the headquarters of the 23rd Army Corps. Guided tours of the whole property are offered daily.

The Factory at Franklin – If you’re looking for dining, entertainment, and retail options, you don’t need to go in circles around Franklin. Visit the Factory, a 12-building complex that houses some of the city’s best local restaurants and shops. The Factory also plays host to a number of events throughout the year. It’s one happening place, you can be sure of that!

What’s it like living in Franklin?

  • Franklin is located approximately 20 miles south of Nashville. If ever you want to drop by, the so-called Athens of the South is less than hour’s drive away. Aside from its proximity to Nashville, Franklin is also conveniently located within the Nashville metropolitan area.
  • There’s an active music scene in Franklin, just like in Nashville and Memphis. Popular American rock band Paramore spent their formative years in the city and even dedicated a song to their band’s hometown, which was aptly titled, “Franklin.”
  • If you’re looking for a city that serves up an authentic experience with its history, music, art, and warm people, Franklin might just be the city for you.


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