ranklin, NC is fast becoming a location of choice for those seeking retirement, recreational, permanent, or second homes.
Conveniently located in the southwestern corner of the state of North Carolina,
Franklin is experiencing a rate of population growth that is 12% higher than the national average. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, Franklin is situated one hour from Asheville and two hours from Atlanta, Knoxville or Greenville, South Carolina. Due to its proximity to these urban areas and its rural feel, is one of many reasons people are choosing Franklin, NC.
Life is a little slower here but you will always find a smiling face or a hand wave. Plenty of things to do in and around Franklin, NC. Know as the Gem Capitol of the World there are several Gem Mines still open for you to try your luck at finding our native ruby or sapphire and its fun. Click here for a map of the mines.
Hiking, canoe, biking and kyaking are some other the other popular sports. There is a whole post on this subject.
The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts also located in Franklin, North Carolina, this 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility presents the finest in performing arts to the surrounding towns. It is owned by Phil and Sharon Drake.
Providence Builders, LLC constructed the building.
Foxhollow-Goodson Architects of Knoxville, TN designed the building.
The gazebo in downtown Franklin, NC is the stage for live music, clogging and more each Saturday night from Memorial Day Weekend through October. FREE**Bring your family, Bring your friends, Bring a chair.
Pickin' on the Square is just another one of Franklin's simple pleasures. Fun, free, weekly entertainment on just about every Saturday night throughout the summer.