As you walk the brick sidewalks of Historic Downtown Franklin, you’ll see 200 years of rich history both preserved and reimagined into thriving restaurants and boutiques. The mix of modern amenities, southern charm, and history makes this town truly one of a kind. Main Street runs through the heart of Franklin and along it are 70 unique shops and restaurants to experience, with surrounding streets supporting more business as well as historic homes. The Downtown Historic District of Franklin is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, so the preservation of these homes and shops of their original glory is evident throughout the whole area, and is something both locals and tourists adore.
Within Franklin’s Historic District are the oldest residential and commercial buildings in the area, dating back to the 19th century. Residents can enjoy a variety of traditional architectural styles including Victorian, Federal-style, Greek revival, and Italianate, all preserved and well-maintained. Modern homes are pepped amongst the historic ones, presenting an interesting mix and evolution of building styles. Currently, the median sales price for a home in Downtown Historic Franklin is about $965,000.
There is no shortage of activity in Downtown Franklin. Franklin’s many acclaimed artists are celebrated through an art crawl, Franklin Art Scene, that is held on the first Friday of each month throughout downtown. Notable yearly festivals include Main Street Brew Fest, Bourbon & Bubbles Fest, The Nashville Pumpkin Festival, and A Charles Dickens Christmas Festival, just to name a few- though every week is filled with different activities for locals. The city also hosts a music festival known for bringing in some major names, Pilgrimage.
Historic Franklin residents will enjoy the most desired benefit of living Williamson County, the public school district, which is ranked the best in Tennessee. Amongst the history within walking distance, modern amenities are a short drive away, and Nashville is a quick 20 miles north on I-65. Hills, rivers, and green spaces galore surround Historic Franklin, making it ideal for those who love outdoor activities.
If you’d like to start Living Better in Historic Franklin, reach out today!