About Franklin

Many have called Franklin, Tennessee the most livable historic small town in America, and it is easy to see why. Visitors are left deeply impressed by the natural beauty of Franklin’s gently rolling hills, surrounding horse farms and the grace and southern charm of the people who call Franklin home.

Founded in 1799, Franklin’s legacy became forever linked to our national story when one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles played out on its stage on November 30, 1864. Recently, Franklin has received national attention and has been awarded for its efforts in reclaiming and preserving large portions of its Civil War historic sites.

Franklin is a prime example of a sustainable community in which neighborhoods have survived and prospered over centuries. In fact, Franklin’s Historic Main Street district is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a model of traditional mixed uses – residential, commercial, retail, office and civic – coexisting together within the same few blocks.

With a great quality of life, exceptional schools, a low crime rate and abundant recreational opportunities, Franklin continues to attract people from across the country seeking a very special place to live and work.

2015 Best Towns in Tennessee – Franklin #1
Niche Rankings (May 2015)

Best places for Millennial Job Seekers in Tennessee – Franklin #3
NerdWallet (May 2015)

Healthiest County in Tennessee – Williamson County #1
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report (March 2015)

Places with Lowest Closing Costs in TN – Williamson County #1
SmartAsset (February 2015)

Cities on the Rise – Franklin #2
NerdWallet (July 2014)

Easiest US County to Live in – Williamson County #10
New York Times (July 2014)

Best School District in Tennessee – Williamson County #1
SchoolDigger.com (May 2014)

2014 Greatest Southern Towns – Franklin #1
Garden & Gun (April 2014)

Best Place for Job Seekers in Tennessee – Franklin #2
NerdWallet (November 2013)

America’s Favorite Towns – Franklin #8
Travel and Leisure Magazine (October 2013)

Best High Schools in the US – Page High School #15 in TN, #1316 in US
US News & World Report (April 2013)

Most Business-Friendly Cities in Tennessee – Franklin #2
Beacon Center of Tennessee (November 2012)

‘Most Beautiful’ Town finalists – Franklin
Relocate America by Rand McNally/USA Today poll