Just a short drive from Nashville, Franklin, Tennessee, embodies the best of both the urban and suburban southeast. Franklin is the seventh largest city in the state, and is characterized by homes that are both distinctive to the south and still chic and modern in their styling. Whether you’re seeking a beginner’s home that is 1,000-2,000 square feet, or looking to invest in an extravagant 6,000-7,000 square foot home with more than enough room for the whole family, Franklin is a sweet spot.
The commercial and residential growth of Franklin have gone hand in hand for the last few years, and the neighborhoods and subdivisions of Franklin have expanded to accommodate the boom. Franklin’s communities have quickly developed their own regional identity that goes beyond the city as simply a suburb of Nashville. Franklin Square, Public Square, and the downtown district are three areas that are notable to both residents and visitors as hubs of retail activity, fine dining, and aesthetic appeal. The Main Street of Franklin also hosts many of the events and festivals that the city puts on throughout the year, such as the Main Street Festival and Wine Down Main Street. Downtown Franklin has been rated one of the best places to live by area real estate rankings. Outside the downtown, Westhaven and Fieldstone Farms are two of the most popular residential areas.
Although many Franklin residents do still make a regular commute to Nashville for work, education, or commerce, the local and regional economy of the area has been consistently growing and strengthening. Healthcare and its related endeavors are perhaps the largest source of employment in the area, with major medical businesses such as HealthSpring, Clarcor, Community Health Systems, Williamson Medical Center, Healthways, Home Instead Senior Care, and MedSolutions Inc being located in Franklin. Still, other top employers that are non-medical are Nissan North America, CoolSprings Galleria, Verizon, and Progeny Marketing Innovations.