Franklin has a unique blend of History and new growth, it was named after Benjamin Franklin. One of the bloodiest wars in the Civil War took place here, bringing thousands of historic tourists each year to visit the site of the Battle of Franklin, Carnton Plantation, the Carter House and many other historic locations throughout the city.
Franklin has a population of 64,317 (2011) which ranks 9th largest city in Tennessee, its located South of Nashville and is in Williamson County, which ranks the 17th Wealthiest County in the United States.
Franklin is an affluent suburb of Nashville and the home of many NFL Football Players, Nashville Predators Hockey Players, ESPN Analysis, TV/Radio Personality, Professional Wrestler, Famous Artist, Billionaire, Race Car Driver, Rock Bands and of course Country Music Superstars.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has given Franklin the prestigious title of Distinctive Destination for offering an authentic visitor experience by combining dynamic downtowns, cultural diversity, attractive architecture and a strong commitment to historic preservation.
Some of the other awards Franklin have received recently include:
2010 Most Romantic Main Street-National Trust for Historic Preservation.
2010 One of the Best Cities for Startups-Zoom Prospector.com-Bloomberg Businessweek.
2012 Best Places to Live, 52th-Money Magazine.
2009 Top 50 City to Start a Small Business-Business Week Online.
2009 Best Neighborhood-American Planning Association.
Money Magazine’s Top 10 Places to Retire.
Great American Main Street Award.
Number One Small Town in Tennessee.
Relocate America “Most Beautiful” Town finalists by Rand McNally/USA Today poll Franklin, Tn.
Five National Register Historic Districts.
#10 for new jobs created in America and projected to be 3rd in America for new jobs over the next 20 years.
One of the Best Places in America to Antique Shop.
Downtown Franklin is well knows for its annual festivals and parades including: The Main Street Festival in Spring, Fourth of July in Summer: PumpkinFest in October: The Veterans Day Parade in November; and Dickens of a Christmas in December. Thousands of visitors attend these festivals in the Beautiful 15 Block Historic District that offers true Southern Hospitality.
Franklin is the home of: Cool Springs Galleria Shopping Mall, has 5 Department Stores with over 165 stores on two floors, including the 500 seat Oasis Food Court, there are dozens of Restaurants, Hotels and Office Buildings located around the mall.
There are 10 Golf Courses located in Franklin:
Fairways on Spencer Creek – 9 Holes
Vanderbilt Legends Club, North Course
Vanderbilt Legends Club, South Course
The Little Course – 9 Holes
Westhaven Golf Club
Forrest Crossing Golf Course
Old Natchez Country Club
Temple Hills Club, Deercrest Course
Temple Hills Club, Quail Run Course
Temple Hills Club, Dogwood Course.
Showtime Sports Academy and D1 Sports Training are two facilities that gives a full-scale training and coaching regiment to maximize their conditioning, whether the person simply wants to get in better shape or is an athlete who wants to take it to the next level.
***In 2012 there was 1749 Residential Closings and 256 Condo Closings.
***In 2013 as of July 31 there has been 1200 Residential Closings and 165 Condo Closings.
***The Median Sales Price as of July 2013 is $326,500 according to Zillow.