Franklin

Sits along the banks of the Harpeth River among the lush rolling hills of Williamson County.

Welcome to Franklin

 

Less than 20 miles south of Nashville, Franklin sits along the banks of the Harpeth River among the lush rolling hills of Williamson County. In the past 10 years this city has been consistently recognized as one of the best places to live in the United States from such notables such as Southern Living, Forbes, Business Week and Money Magazine. Named after Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin, the city abounds with historic walking trails and landmarks.

 

At the heart of Franklin is their historic downtown center complete with two story brownstone style brick buildings, cobblestone crosswalks, tall wrought iron street lamps and a roundabout. Boutiques, antique shops, sweet shops and local restaurants sit adjacent to specialty stores like Anthropologie and Bink’s Outdoors all within walking distance of one another.

 

While it is not unusual to see celebrity red carpet events heralding a movie or book release at the Franklin Theater, this city’s Southern charm is more fully on display when Main Street is shut down to foot traffic only as they celebrate the seasons with perennial favorites including Pumpkinfest, Dickens of a Christmas and JazzFest. Besides regular movie showings, the Franklin Theater is host to intimate music events with internationally renowned artists such as Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and Amy Grant.

 

Just minutes away from Main Street sits The Factory. Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places this converted 1929 Magic Chef factory is home to one of the area’s largest seasonal Farmer’s Market where artisanal meats and cheeses, organic fruits and vegetables, and fresh roasted coffee are all available.

 

Williamson College, Columbia State and O’More College of Design are also found within the Franklin city limits along with elementary, middle, and high schools which consistently rank best in the state. Whether its walkable community living in a custom-built home in Westhaven or a Southern estate on several acres of land, Franklin combines the elegant charm of gracious Southern hospitality with all the amenities of a family-oriented suburban community.

 

  1. Historic Downtown Franklin: Explore the heart of Franklin in its historic downtown area. Wander along Main Street, lined with brick sidewalks and charming storefronts. Discover unique boutiques, galleries, and local eateries housed in preserved 19th-century buildings.

  2. Franklin Theatre: Immerse yourself in the arts at the Franklin Theatre. This historic venue hosts a variety of events, including live performances, concerts, and film screenings. The restored theater offers a unique and intimate entertainment experience.

  3. Cultural Attractions: Visit cultural attractions like the Lotz House Civil War Museum and the Carter House, which provide insights into Franklin's role in the Civil War. These well-preserved sites offer guided tours and educational programs.

  4. Historic Carnton Plantation: Explore the Carnton Plantation, another historic gem with a rich Civil War history. The plantation features guided tours of the mansion, beautiful gardens, and the McGavock Confederate Cemetery.

  5. Parks and Green Spaces: Enjoy the outdoors at Franklin's parks, such as Pinkerton Park and Harlinsdale Farm. These green spaces offer walking trails, playgrounds, and scenic areas for picnics and relaxation.

  6. Diverse Culinary Scene: Franklin boasts a diverse culinary scene with restaurants ranging from Southern comfort food to international cuisine. Explore local favorites and discover new flavors in the city's thriving food scene.

  7. Live Music and Entertainment: Franklin is a hub for live music, with venues like Gray's on Main and Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant hosting regular performances. The city's musical heritage is celebrated through various events and festivals.

  8. Cool Springs Galleria: Indulge in shopping at the Cool Springs Galleria, a popular shopping destination with a wide range of retailers, boutiques, and dining options. It's a great place for both everyday needs and leisurely shopping.

  9. Community Events and Festivals: Franklin hosts numerous community events and festivals throughout the year. From the Main Street Festival to Dickens of a Christmas, these events bring residents together for celebrations and entertainment.

  10. Great Schools: The Williamson County School District, which serves Franklin, is renowned for its high-quality education. Families appreciate the excellent schools and educational opportunities available in the area.

  11. Leiper's Fork Village: Explore the nearby village of Leiper's Fork, known for its artistic community, charming shops, and welcoming atmosphere. It's a short drive from Franklin and offers a unique and laid-back experience.

  12. Natchez Trace Parkway Access: Enjoy outdoor activities along the Natchez Trace Parkway, which runs near Franklin. The parkway offers hiking, biking, and scenic drives with historical sites along the way.

  13. Community Engagement: Franklin is characterized by a strong sense of community. Residents actively participate in local events, support local businesses, and engage in volunteer opportunities, fostering a tight-knit community spirit.

  14. Convenient Location: Franklin's proximity to Nashville provides residents with easy access to the cultural and entertainment offerings of a larger city while enjoying the comforts of a smaller, historic town.

Whether you're interested in history, culture, shopping, or outdoor activities, Franklin offers a diverse range of experiences for residents and visitors alike. The combination of historic charm and modern amenities makes it a unique and welcoming place to explore.

 

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Overview for Franklin, TN

81,531 people live in Franklin, where the median age is 37.2 and the average individual income is $51,811. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

81,531

Total Population

37.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,811

Average individual Income

Around Franklin, TN

There's plenty to do around Franklin, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
29
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
19
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Saint Goose, The Water Store, and Nutrishop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.96 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.05 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.25 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.79 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Franklin, TN

Franklin has 31,673 households, with an average household size of 2.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Franklin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 81,531 people call Franklin home. The population density is 1,892.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

81,531

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.2

Median Age

47.36 / 52.64%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
31,673

Total Households

2.56

Average Household Size

$51,811

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Franklin, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby Franklin. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Franklin
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Johnson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Centennial High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Vanguard Virtual High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Franklin Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Renaissance High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Clovercroft Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Freedom Intermediate
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
Pearre Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Cool Springs Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Freedom Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Hunters Bend Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5


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