Welcome to Franklin
A family-friendly suburb of Nashville.
One of the most popular cities in the Nashville Metropolitan area, Franklin is a family-friendly area with a flourishing historic downtown. This bustling city has experienced recent growth and development all while keeping its small town charm, making it a vibrant and comfortable place to live.
The rich Civil War history brings many tourists to Franklin every year to visit the site of The Battle of Franklin, the Carnton Plantation, The Lotz House and The Carter House.
Due to its enviable location, hospitality and natural beauty Franklin has become a magnet for families, business professionals and retirees. Homes in Franklin can meet a wide range of needs, offering both new construction and historic homes full of character.
What to Love
- Family-friendly lifestyle
- Top rated public schools
- Rich local history
- Plenty of opportunities for dining and shopping
People & Lifestyle
Franklin lies just south of Nashville and boasts a lively storybook downtown, offering all the excitement of the city with small town charm. As you walk down Main Street, locals and tourists of all ages converge for abundant shopping and dining options.
Residents can head up to Nashville for the nightlife, but Franklin is a fun and exciting city in its own right. Due to the city’s proximity to Nashville, many professionals live in town and commute up to the city. Franklin is known for having an outstanding public school system and all the southern hospitality you could ask for.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
The heart of Franklin lies on Main Street, which is full of shopping, boutiques, and restaurants that make you feel right at home. Visitors can stay in some of Franklin’s most stylish hotels, right in the middle of the action.
Right in the center of Franklin is the Tin Cottage
, a family-owned and operated gift shop. Trendy boutique Philanthropy
is also located downtown, and stylish general store White’s Mercantile
can be found right on Main Street. Find all your home needs at locally owned stores J.J. Ashley’s
and Riverside Franklin
There are incredible restaurants along Franklin’s Main Street, including the Red Pony
, an inviting upscale eatery serving innovative Southern classics, and Puckett’s
, a laid-back restaurant serving all the southern classics along with a side of live music.
For all your bakery needs, try town favorites Merridee’s Breadbasket
or Triple Crown Bakery
. There’s also the unique pizzeria Mellow Mushroom to appease the kids and the cozy coffeehouse Frothy Monkey
that serves up more than just a great cup of coffee.
Things to Do
Franklin hosts many local festivals and events for residents and visitors each year, many of which are themed around various holidays.
Residents love visiting the Factory at Franklin
, which holds weekly farmers markets and is home to many shops and small eateries. The Main Street Festival
is held in the spring, featuring food vendors, arts and crafts, and entertainment. Residents and tourists alike love attending seasonal events like Pumpkin Fest
in the fall and the Dickens Christmas Festival
around the holidays.
If guests come to town, they’ll love staying at the luxurious Harpeth Hotel
, an elegant new space in the heart of downtown with a restaurant
and coffee shop.
Franklin is also home to many beautiful parks, including Pinkerton Park
, which is great for families, and the historic Harlinsdale Farm
. You can’t miss the historic marquee of the Franklin Theater
on Main Street, where you can still catch a classic movie or a concert.
Franklin is home to the most sought after public schools in the state, Williamson County School District and the Franklin Special School District. Local private schools include:
- Battle Ground Academy, K-12, independent college preparatory school
- Franklin Classical School, K-12, Christian school