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Franklin (Williamson County)

Franklin a lovely southern city is a great place to escape from Nashville city life.


Welcome to Franklin

This city filled with history has seen quite a bit of new growth recently, making it a great choice for families who want to live near Nashville but outside of the city. Located just 14 miles from Nashville, Franklin is a unique community that has earned a lot of recognition in recent years. Real estate options range from large new-construction homes to historic houses in established neighborhoods.

What to Love

  • The highly-rated school district
  • Convenient location near Nashville but outside city limits
  • Amazing shopping and dining throughout the city
  • An array of housing options
  • A safe alternative to living in the city

People & Lifestyle

Named the Fourth Best Place to Live by Time Magazine and the third safest city in Tennessee, Franklin is a perfect choice for families. They love the small-town feel of the community, which hosts fun annual festivals and parades year-round. The city also draws history buffs as residents, to take in all the historical sites throughout their town.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The shopping and dining options in Franklin are amazing. With the eclectic dining scene, you can choose from high-quality  restaurants like:
  • Wild Ginger, a fine-dining establishment featuring a blend of Pan-Asian, South American, and Western cuisines
  • Biscuit Love, a family-run restaurant with a scratch-made Southern menu
  • Mantra Artisan Ales, a craft brewery featuring a menu of internationally inspired beers and seasonal ales
The city is also home to an array of shopping options, from unique boutiques to larger stores. These interesting shops are a must-see:
  • Philanthropy, a fashion-forward boutique that makes a difference
  • White’s Mercantile, a modern-day general store filled with amazing finds
  • Living Franklin, a lifestyle store featuring everything from home décor to apparel
  • Cool Springs Galleria, a one-million-square-foot mall with four anchor stores and more than 150 specialty shops

Things to Do

You’ll love the selection of annual events hosted in Downtown Franklin: In spring, attend the Main Street Festival, and in the summer you’ll celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade. Fall brings the annual PumpkinFest, while the Dickens of a Christmas festival is celebrated each winter. And don’t miss the town’s 15-block historic district filled with unique  architecture.


  • Franklin is part of the Williamson County School District, serving 40,000 students in 48 different schools. The high-achieving school district boasts a 96% graduation rate, an ACT composite score of 25.2, and also ranks highly in the state’s report card in a variety of subjects and grade levels.

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Work With Angela

She has been involved in transactions representing an excess of $400 million in the Middle Tennessee area. Angela arrived at Compass from a successful career as the founding principal and broker of Abode Nashville, a boutique real estate division specializing in urban Nashville neighborhoods.