As one of America's Top 10 Small Towns, Franklin is the definition of a traditional Southern small
town. Thriving cultural and entertainment offerings abound all year long. Historic Franklin hosts a variety of popular festivals, including the Main Street Festival, the Franklin Jazz Festival, Wine Down Main Street, Pumpkinfest and the famous Dickens of a Christmas celebration. Historic Franklin has an abundance of unique shops, boutiques, antique stores and eateries, including Monell's, Merridees Breadbasket, Henpeck Market and Franklin Mercantile.
Williamson County schools rank as the best in the state, and compare favorably with top school systems from across the nation. A number of excellent private schools are also located in the community and within a few minutes' drive. Franklin is the hub for the Williamson County government, cultural and entertainment options, as well as, commerce and health care. The state-of-the-art, Williamson Medical Center, is located here.
The Cool Springs area in Franklin is the pinnacle of world-class shopping and business centers in Middle Tennessee. Cool Springs Galleria with stores such as Macy's, Dillard's, Pottery Barn, and William Sonoma along with the many nearby retailers and restaurants have made Franklin a destination for locals and out-of-town visitors. Office space abounds, and corporate headquarters, such as Nissan North America, are located in the heart of Cool Springs.
Franklin offers new home buyers lots of housing options. These options range from "new urbanism" communities, such as Westhaven and McKay's Mill, and condo communities, such as the Jamison Station, to options for independent seniors, such as Reid Hill Commons.
With easy access to I-65, the lights of downtown Nashville, located 14 miles north of Franklin, are only minutes away. As the hub of country music, Nashville provides a variety of country music venues, as well as, the world class Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). Nashville is also home to the world renowned Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as well as, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and David Lipscomb University. These are just a few of the reasons, people call Franklin home.
Franklin TN successfully blends the benefits of small-town living with the conveniences and sophistication of a major metropolitan area.