Located 18 miles from Nashville, Franklin is the county seat of Williamson County. This small Southern town was transformed in the 1990s and became one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee. Franklin has managed to preserve its downtown charm, while still attracting a variety of big business to the area.
Restaurants for every occasion dot downtown and the surrounding area. The old downtown pharmacy on Main Street has been renovated into an upscale restaurant and the old soda fountain is now a Starbucks. A few of the historic homes have been converted to coffee bars, wine bars, and an intimate music venue. A beautifully restored Art Deco movie house host live events and regularly shows classic movies.
A converted bedding factory, “The Factory,” is a unique mall full of restaurants, art galleries, and a variety of eclectic shops and businesses. Among the favorites are Five Daughters Bakery, Honest Coffee, Franklin Juice Co, Gulf Pride Seafood, and Saffire Restaurant and Bar. The Factory is also home to Music City Roots, a live radio show. And, on Saturdays, the Farmer’s Market brings fresh produce into a festive environment.
There is almost always something going on in Franklin. Among the annual events are the Celebration of Nations, Wine Down Main Street, the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival, the Tour of Homes, the Main Street Festival, and Dickens of a Christmas. The first Friday of each month is the Franklin Art Crawl.
Downtown Franklin is comprised of wonderful historic Victorian homes that have been well maintained and lovingly restored. There is a wide variety of housing beyond downtown, from condos to planned communities to rustic retreats. Fieldstone Farms, Avalon at Cool Springs, Westhaven, and Berry Farms are a few of the larger developments. The average single family home in Franklin is priced in the mid-five hundred thousand dollar range.
Whether you are a visitor or a resident, Franklin has much to offer. If you are thinking about making a move here, please feel free to contact me to discuss the possibilities. Franklin is my hometown and I would love to help you make it yours!