Franklin Real Estate Information

One of the larger suburban communities of Nashville, the community of Franklin, Tennessee, is the county seat of Williamson County. The city is home to a population of almost 60,000 and is experiencing tremendous growth; from the 2000 census to 2007 figures, estimates show the population had risen by more than 30 percent. The community makes up an area of a little over 30 square miles and lies just 16 miles south of Nashville, the state capital. Median household income for residents in the community is $65,506, slightly above the U.S. average. The community is named after Benjamin Franklin and got its beginnings at the turn of the 19th century, when it blossomed into a number of large plantations and became one of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee. But as the Civil War came to Franklin, its local economy was devastated after the Battle of Franklin was fought here in 1864, costing nearly 10,000 lives. After the war, Union troops occupied the region for nearly three years, and it took Franklin more than 100 years to build its economy back up to pre-war levels.

Today the city is a thriving one, home to five shopping centers, several art galleries and three golf courses: the nine-hole Fairways On Spencer Creek, 18-hole Forrest Crossing Golf Course, and the nine-hole Little Course Aspen Grove. The battlefield still remains and is a tourist attraction. Other attractions include the historic Carnton Plantation, Carter House and Lotz House, the McLemore House African-American Museum and the Williamson County Archives Museum. Physical activities are aplenty at the A Game Sportsplex, and performances can be viewed at the Boiler Room Theater and Pull-Tight Theatre.

The city is home to four public high schools and a number of middle and elementary schools. It also has the private Battle Ground Academy, with about 1,000 students, plus a few other smaller private high schools. One college is located here, the O'More College Of Design, and the Williamson Medical Center is a large hospital providing an array of medical services. Festival held here throughout the year include the Main Street Festival, Franklin on the Fourth, Bluegrass Along the Harpeth, Franklin Jazz Festival, Celebration of Nations international festival and Pumpkinfest.