Franklin is a historic, tranquil community in Williamson County.

Welcome to Franklin

A peaceful, family-centric city with a unique blend of history and modern living 
Located 20 miles south of Music City, Franklin is a historic, tranquil community in Williamson County. As one of the Nashville Metropolitan Area’s most desirable neighborhoods, Franklin flourishes with high-profile industries, fascinating Civil War sites, museums and magnificent Antebellum and Victorian homes, and an abundance of southern charm. 
Residents enjoy a thriving downtown with a vibrant mix of shopping areas, unique dining, special events, and entertainment. A perfect blend of residential and commercial properties is available throughout Franklin’s distinct neighborhoods. The city also boasts plenty of green spaces and numerous outdoor adventures, making it a perfect place to reside and raise a family.

What to Love

  • Unique historic preservation and charm
  • A vibrant downtown
  • Premium housing costs
  • A historically and culturally rich suburb

Local Lifestyle

Franklin offers residents a suburban feel with small-town charm and big-city sophistication. Locals enjoy a historical neighborhood with access to modern conveniences. Many properties reside close to downtown Franklin, offering direct access to a multitude of fine dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations like live theaters, artisanal jewelry stores, and art studios. Outdoor enthusiasts will also find the community ideal, as it is packed with a magnificent golf course, several parks, and famous landmarks. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Historic Downtown Franklin offers bountiful venues to discover delectable dishes and have memorable fun. You’ll find walkable streets home to boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and independently-owned shops here. For a classic country store atmosphere downtown, visit Puckett's Restaurant. This welcoming locale features an extensive menu of southern classics, a full bar, and live music. Residents also love Red Pony, an American eatery with a sophisticated menu of updated Southern classic dishes and low-lit ambiance amid dramatic décor. Just a short walk from Red Pony is Cow & Cow, a brick-lined dining destination perfect for enjoying refined steakhouse classics, creative cocktails, and fine wines. 
If you prefer an exciting shopping mall experience, head to Franklin Antique Mall along 2nd Avenue. The mall features over 60 independent dealers offering a selection of old treasures, unique furniture and accessories, collectibles, and memorabilia. You can also visit The Factory at Franklin, a longstanding local favorite built-in 1929 that boasts numerous boutiques, restaurants, special events, and a weekly farmers’ market.

Things to Do

From historical Civil War hotspots to incredible music venues, parks, and more, Franklin offers numerous things to do and see for everyone, regardless of age. Franklin Theater, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Franklin on iconic Main Street, features a full bar, concessions stand, and an enormous stage and screen that hosts a vast selection of musicals, family movies, classic films, community events, and dramas.
For a premier entertainment experience south of Nashville, visit FirstBank Amphitheater, a world-class boutique amphitheater sitting in a spacious 1.5-acre area with 7,500 seats. This unique destination is where Franklin residents and visitors gather to enjoy movies and live music featuring state-of-the-art sound, large-screen image amplification, and beautiful event lighting. 
Franklin’s active residents flock to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, a 200-acre historic district and public park with hiking trails, a sports area, and a dog park.
Franklin also hosts various special events and festivals, drawing people from all over to celebrate with residents. One of the most acclaimed occasions is the annual Pilgrimage Music Festival, created to celebrate the area's music, arts, culture, and cuisine. The two-day event is a multi-genre music event featuring today's top local and national artists performing in the bucolic setting of Harlinsdale Farm.


The Williamson County School District serves local families in Franklin, offering access to some of the region's top public schools, such as:
  • Hillsboro School, Grades K-8
  • Clovercroft Elementary School, Grades K-5
  • Hunters Bend Elementary School, Grades PK, K-5
  • Franklin High School, Grades 9-12
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