Franklin, Tennessee, is a large city and the county seat of Williamson County. It has approximately 18 neighborhoods and is the 7th largest community in the state. It is located 21 miles south of Nashville and is a principal city of the Nashville Metropolitan area. The city has so much to offer like good public schools, predominantly single-family homes, a high rate of owner occupancy and low crime rates. It is also a wealthy community in comparison to both state and national economic standards. The community has a lot of highly educated adults, over 56% of adults over the age of 25 have four-year degrees or higher, this is more than twice the national average. The community is somewhat ethnically diverse, but predominantly of European descent with common ancestries like German, Irish and English. English is the primary language in the community, though a number of residents also speak Spanish. Franklin has two sister cities, Carleton Place in Ontario, Canada and County Laois in Leinster, Ireland.
The city was founded by Abram Maury, Jr. in October of 1799. Maury named the town after one of our nations founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. The Civil War Battle of Franklin was fought in the community in November of 1864. It was one of the war’s bloodiest battles resulting in more than 10,000 casualties ranging anywhere from minor wounds through, death and disappearance. Forty-four buildings in the city were converted to be field hospitals during the war. More recently on Christmas Eve of 1988, an F4 tornado came through the town leaving destruction in its wake. Franklin is a city of musicians and has been home to many famous performers like Kenny Chesney, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Michael W. Smith and others.
Franklin is a white-collar community where over 92% of the workforce hold or work white-collar positions or professions. Nearly 8% of the workforce works from home through telecommuting and home-based businesses. In addition, much of the workforce commutes daily to Nashville for work. The city spans 30.1 square miles and its population has more than quadrupled in size since 1980. In 2013, the population was 68,886 and the population density was 1,393.3 people per square mile. In the same year, the estimated median household income was $82,300 and the estimated per capita income was $40,441. In addition, the estimated median house or condo value was $315,200, the mean price on all housing units was $319,079 and the median gross rent was 1,098. Franklin is a thriving city both in economic matters and in terms of population.
Public education in Franklin is provided by the schools of two districts, Franklin SSD School District and Williamson County School District. Schools in the city, both public and private, include Battle Ground Academy, Grace Christian Academy, Heritage Covenant School, Freedom Intermediate, Franklin Elementary and many more. Community events throughout the year foster a real sense of community like A Dickens of a Christmas, Pumpkinfest, the Main Street Festival and more. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit the needs of buyers. Other real estate options include apartments townhomes and more. To find the home of your dreams in Franklin, call real estate agent Pauline Charlton at 615 482 2257 today.
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