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Historic, small town with a vibrant sense of community
Franklin is a historic, small town just 30 minutes south of Nashville. It may be quieter than its northern neighbor, but the area is just as vibrant as the bigger city. It’s a sprawling suburban landscape with a main street that feels like it’s straight from an all-American painting.
Founded in 1799, the city was named after Benjamin Franklin and is now a charming, country town full of warmth and life. Franklin is full of historic homes, especially close to the downtown area. Along charming, tree-lined streets, farmhouses and craftsman homes sit back on manicured lawns with gorgeous porches. The housing options are idyllic and full of historic, southern charm.

What to Love

  • An incredible dining and entertainment scene
  • Southern hospitality
  • Spacious, historic homes in a city full of nature

Local Lifestyle

The residents of Franklin are eclectic and friendly. Musicians, celebrities, young families, and retirees all call this neighborhood home. It’s steeped in southern hospitality, and that shows in all the dining and shopping experiences to be had. Franklin is a city full of music, spilling over from Nashville and becoming a music scene that stands on its own merit. In Franklin, the living is easy, the neighbors are friendly, and the food is delicious - making it an idyllic place to call home.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Factory is the best place for shopping and dining in Franklin. It was once a stove factory, but now, this historic space has been transformed into an industrial hot-spot for residents to gather.

The 1892 Restaurant is located in a rustic country house and has a menu that is constantly changing with the seasons and the mood. Red Pony is a dramatic spot for Southern cuisine, with low lighting that makes you feel like you and your dining companions are the only people in the world. Visit Izzy’s Feel Good Food for live music, a lively bar, and all around good vibes. Mojo’s Tacos takes a Tennessee twist on Mexican street food with puffy tacos and handcrafted tequila. 
Puckett’s Franklin Farmers Market is a classic Tennessee market filled with fresh produce, baked goods, and dairy, as well as local crafts. Locally owned Luna Record Shop is one of the best spots to find all your vinyls, whether they’re new releases or hard-to-get classics. Pick out gorgeous pieces for your home from the eclectic mix of reclaimed and upcycled decor at CR-71. Amelia’s Flower Truck has trucks throughout the whole city, but their shop at The Factory is an oasis of freshly cut blooms.

Things to Do

Franklin is a thriving community of exciting happenings, with a full slate of events throughout the year, live performances, and great community spaces.
The Factory isn’t just food. It’s also a place to find some of the best performance venues in the city, including The Boiler Room Theater and The Mockingbird Theater. Lotz House is a civil war museum that trades in more than just history. They give Halloween ghost tours and host events throughout the year.
With a diverse range of festivals happening almost every month throughout the year, Franklin residents keep busy with fun events such as the Summer Shakespeare Festival and the Pumpkin Festival. Franklin is also home to Pilgrimage Music Festival, which showcases a lineup of huge musical acts every fall. A beloved holiday tradition, Dickens of a Christmas transforms Franklin into a Dickens-esque world complete with characters from his books, holiday decorations, and live entertainment.


Williamson County Schools and a collection of private schools provide the residents of Franklin with incredible educational opportunities at top-rated schools.
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