The City of Williamson County, is 21 miles south of Nashville. Franklin is steeped in history and noted for its numerous historic buildings and neighborhoods, which are protected by city ordinances. People love the quality of life here which has been named one of the best small towns in the south. The City of Franklin contains several wonderful parks featuring fun playgrounds and many sporting activities, plus two dog parks. Franklin has some of the best public schools in Tennessee including the Franklin Special School District and the Williamson County Schools. In addition it has outstanding private schools featuring Battle Ground Academy, Franklin Classical School, Franklin Christian Academy, Grace Christian Academy, Heritage Covenant School, Montessori School of Franklin, New Hope Academy, Saint Matthew Catholic School, and Willow Hall Academy., located in
covers 41.4 square miles and is the seventh largest city in Tennessee.
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— 117, which is 32% higher than the average in Tennessee. It’s 17% higher than the national average. Median home price — $340,000 66.9% of Franklin residents own their home. Median gross rent — $1,488.
The average one-way commute in Franklin takes 24.2 minutes. It takes about 35 min (in light traffic) to get from Franklin to the Nashville Airport (BNA).
Williamson Medical Center ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for overall surgical care and patient safety; a sophisticated regional medical center that offers an array of specialized services with the ability to treat and heal complex medical conditions. Includes more than 750 highly skilled board-certified physicians, supported by a staff of 1,800 employees.
The Franklin Recreation Complex located at 1120 Hillsboro Rd offers a Two Court Gymnasium, Wellness Center, Indoor/Outdoor Pool, Splash Park, Locker Rooms, Racquetball Courts, Group Fitness Room, Arts & Crafts Classrooms, Indoor Walking Track, Dance Studio, Classrooms/Meeting Rooms, Outdoor Tennis Courts,
Outdoor Sand Volleyball Courts, Outdoor Walking Trail, Outdoor Playground, Soccer Fields, Outdoor Pavilions and, Harpeth River Access.
Williamson County Enrichment Center 110 Everbright Avenue Structured to facilitate programs and community engagement for senior citizens ages 55 and up Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm and during afternoon, evenings and weekends offers programs for young and old alike offering classes and events including arts and crafts, music, dance, theatre and much more. Information regarding Senior programs. Information regarding Cultural Arts programs.
The Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park 112 Everbright Ave, provides quality entertainment through dramatic productions, musicals, concert performances, festivals and workshops. Showcases local talent and provides opportunities for the arts culture to enrich, educate and entertain Franklin. There are several youth theater and children’s theater programs offered with several offerings throughout the year: Star Bright Players Children’s Theatre program – for ages 7 to High School Seniors and offers two large-scale musical productions per year, in the spring and the fall. Rising Stars musical theatre program – theatre group for younger performers (Kindergarten through 8th Grade) that offers two full productions in the winter and early summer. Straight to the Stars Youth Theatre – produces a straight (non-musical) play starring High School actors (rising freshmen through graduating seniors) during the summer. Little Stars Pre-School Musical Theatre Classes, Musical Theatre Experience Classes and Summer Camps through our Rising Stars program – information on our Classes, Camps, and Workshops
There are numerousin Franklin – after the list are a couple of highlighted locations. Aspen Grove Park – 3200 Aspen Grove Drive. Bicentennial Park – 400 5th Ave N. Carter’s Hill Park – 1259 Columbia. Collins Farm – 418 Lewisberg Pike. Del Rio Park – 1100 Del Rio Court. Dry Branch Storm Water Basin – 7001 Moores Lane. Eastern Flank Battlefield Park – 1368 Eastern Flank Circle. Fieldstone Park – 1377 Hillsboro Rd. Fort Granger (located behind Pinkerton Park) – 113 Fort Granger. Jim Warren Park – 705 Boyd Mill Ave. Winstead Hill – 4023 Columbia Ave.
Liberty Park – 2080 Turning Wheel Lane offering 85 acres; 3 Tournament Play Baseball fields, 10 Disc Golf Course, Concession stand, Restrooms.
Wilkins Branch Mountain Bike Park a future park, to be constructed on approximately 156 acres of hilly and wooded, undeveloped land owned by Williamson County Government. The acreage is located on both sides of Wilkins Branch Road, just west of Main Street in Lieper’s Fork, Tennessee. The concept plan includes miles of single track trail consisting of beginner through advanced flow and technical single track trails, down hill trails, endurance trails, a pump park and a skills course. The project is the direct result of collaboration and partnership between Outdoor Encounter (OE) and Williamson County Government through the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR
The Park at Harlinsdale 239 Franklin Road. Now a 200-acre park that was a very significant historic farm associated with the modern Tennessee Walking Horse industry. The park is still under development, but offers walking and hiking trails, a dog park, and an arena to host professional polo matches and instruction, horse shows of all kinds, and other large public events.
Pinkerton Park 405 Murfreesboro Road, 34 Acres, 2 Medium Pavilions- Middle Pavilion has both Electrical Outlets and Overhead Lights, 1 Small Pavilion, 1 Mile Walking Trail, Tinkerbell Playground, Children’s Playground, Grills, Restrooms
SOAR Adventure Tower 3794 Carothers Pkwy. A unique tower offering a safe and interactive atmosphere that features 4 levels and over 110 climbing elements that will challenge kids and adults both mentally and physically. Also offers an 18 hole miniature golf course.
Carter House 1140 Columbia Ave. Fountain Branch Carter built this house around 1830. By the time of the Civil War it was a large agricultural operation. The Carter home and property was damaged during the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. The house served as headquarters for the United States Army during the battle. A variety of tours are available.
Carnton Plantation 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. This is a historic home and museum on a large (formerly working) farm. Its buildings played an important role during and immediately after the Battle of Franklin during the American Civil War.
The Lotz House 1111 Columbia Ave is a two-story frame house built in 1858 and is significant for being in the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin in the Civil War in 1864. The home was built by German immigrant Albert Lotz and was caught in the crossfire of thousands of Federal and Confederate troops on November 30, 1864. The Lotz family fled across the street to the Carter House and the two families hid in the Carter’s basement witnessing a five-hour battle of intense hand-to hand combat considered one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War with 10,000 dead or wounded. The Lotz House is open to the public as a historical museum run by a privately-owned non-profit foundation.
The Factory 230 Franklin Road was once a stove factory that has been converted to a destination for shopping artisan goods, trying culinary delights, and watching great live entertainment.
The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Originally opened in the summer of 1937 and operated until 2007 when the pressure of rising rents and the trend toward mega-theaters took over. The nonprofit Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County then stepped in to purchase and rehabilitate the historic landmark. The new Franklin Theatre continues the cherished tradition of showing movies, but also adds a new dimension – live music.
Lots of options both in Historic Downtown as well as Cool Springs area. If you want a quick bite or a full course menu you can find it in Franklin. A few notables include: a downtown lunch favorite and all things baked, Merridee’s Breadbasket 110 4th Ave. S.
Dinner favorite and Chef owned and operated, Red Pony at 408 Main St. has a menu that changes about six times a year to reflect seasonal fresh food.
If you’re craving Mexican, and don’t want anything fancy, but also don’t want fast food, check out Mojo’s Tacos located at 230 Franklin Road, inside The Factory. It’s truly all about the tacos…fresh meats and produce, sauces created daily from scratch, handmade corn and flour tortillas. You can also enjoy a full selection of craft tequilas and beers from local brewers.
Looking for a juicy steak served up on china under a white tablecloth? Head over to Sperry’s at 650 Frazier Dr., outside of the Cool Springs Galleria Mall. The ambiance is warm and old-school. They are well-known for using high quality products – especially outstanding beef and seafood.
There are some amazing places to eat in Franklin. I have an on-going list of places to check out!