Welcome to Franklin
A charming and historic city near Nashville, Tennessee.
This charming town sits South of Nashville and is home to some deep Civil War history, specifically with the Battle of Franklin in 1864. There are a number of properties in the town that allow you a chance to explore that battle, including Carter House and Carnton Plantation. Carnton Plantation was built in 1826, while Carter House was built in 1830, but both are open daily for various touring options. There are quite a few more historical homes in the area that serve as points of interest for history buffs especially.
Residential areas offer a variety of charming homes situated on spacious lots. In one area of town, you’ll find slightly smaller and more traditional single-family homes dating back to the 1980s, while another boasts chic townhomes and condominiums. Far more familiar are the upscale areas that boast grand, new construction homes that offer views of rolling hills and lush greenery. Downtown Franklin has its own unique charm, dubbed the quintessential small town and main street. Whichever area you choose is sure to be family-friendly and full of the quiet suburban life for which Franklin is known.
What to Love
- Tons of local history
- Main Street—with a quintessential small-town feeling
- Beautiful and spacious homes and lots
- A variety of local events and festivals
Residents love the quintessential, small-town feeling of Franklin, despite being a much larger city. The large lots, spacious homes, and friendly neighbors make this a picturesque community to call home. The history of the area is evident throughout and offers a number of things to see and do on a daily basis. Main Street is full of quaint shops, antique stores, restored Victorians, restaurants, and so much more. The events held throughout the year—Main Street Festival, Dickens of a Christmas, Pumpkinfest, and more—are a highlight of the town’s personality.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With a downtown Main Street as charming as this one, you’re guaranteed to find plenty of shopping and dining in the heart of your town. Options are endless and range from antique shops like Avec Moi and City Farmhouse to clothing stores like Citizen, Evereve, and Purple Butterfly. Stop into Heart and Hands or Tin Cottage—locally-owned and filled with handcrafted Tennessee items—for all your gifting needs. You’ll also find a number of home stores, interior design studios, jewelry stores, and photographers dotting this quintessential Main Street. Don’t forget to stop at White’s Mercantile, a general store that promises to be your one-stop shop for everything.
Restaurants are plentiful around here, especially downtown, where you’ll find various options for your taste. For a classic take on down-home Southern cooking, try 55 South, where you’ll find classics like fried green tomatoes and red beans and rice. Red Pony offers a more eclectic approach to Southern dishes with items such as fried calamari steak and confit chicken leg. Perry’s Steakhouse is an upscale option, bringing an exquisite fine-dining experience to the area. You also have more quaint options like Biscuit Love and Merridee’s Breadbasket for your breakfast and baked good needs. One thing is certain; there are plenty of options in the heart of Franklin.
Things to Do
With the amount of history this town boasts, residents can enjoy several historical sites around the town. From Carter House and Carnton Plantation to Historic Masonic Hall, there is plenty for history lovers to enjoy. Downtown also offers a variety of events and festivals throughout the year, such as—the Main Street Festival, Dickens of a Christmas, Pumpkinfest, and Pilgrimage.