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Franklin, TN Real Estate and Community Information
Sitting just southwest of Nashville is the beautiful town of
Franklin, Tennessee. State Senator Abram Maury founded the town in 1799 and named it after Benjamin Franklin. The community was a thriving farming center until the Civil War. Unfortunately over 10,000 men were killed and wounded during Battle of Franklin. The war also sent Franklin’s economy into a tailspin that lasted many decades. Today Franklin is one of the richest cities in the nation. This ninth largest Tennessee city is home to 62,000 residents.
Parks and Recreation
Franklin real estate is available near the city’s great recreational areas. Fourteen
city parks with picnic areas, playgrounds and trails are available for residents to enjoy. Six of the parks have historic ties to the Battle of Franklin. Families with dogs will certainly enjoy Freedom Run and K-9 Korral Dog Parks. Rita Ash a Franklin realtor can tell you more about the well-planned recreational areas in this great town.
Attractions and Activities
The heart and soul of Franklin is truly its beautiful downtown square.
Franklin’s Square is surrounded by a 15 block historical district filled with restored homes and buildings. The area's engraved brick sidewalks add a wonderful old town feel to the square. Check out the great boutiques and eateries in Franklin’s Square or at the name brand stores in
Cool Springs Galleria Mall. Home shoppers will also want to visit Franklin TN homes for sale. You cannot talk about Franklin homes without realizing how very much the Civil War touched this beautiful area. The Battle of Franklin left unforgettable, permanent marks on three of Franklin historic homes. The Carter House and
Lotz House are Civil War era homes in downtown Franklin that are now open for tours. Tour guides tell visitors the harrowing tales of how the Carter and Lotz families huddled together in the Carter family’s basement during the height of the battle. They will see bullet holes in walls and cannon ball damage on the floors of these two beautiful homes. Just outside of Franklin stands the stately Carnton Plantation. This home stood in the middle of the battle and served as a hospital during the hostilities. Many Union and Confederate graves are at the site.
Franklin home buyers will find there’s always something to do in Franklin. One of the town’s most popular celebrations is the
Main Street Festival that brings more than 200 artists and crafters to the historic Franklin Square. Another great event is Pumpkinfest that is an annual fundraiser for Franklin’s Heritage Foundation. This pre-Halloween event provides music, fun and food for children of all ages. Franklin properties are available near this and other great community events. Franklin’s Dicken’s Christmas is definitely a community favorite. Over 250 costumed characters and performers bring the Victorian era to life in Franklin’s downtown. Victorian food and horse drawn carriage rides add to the great holiday atmosphere. Check with Rita Ash a Franklin real estate agent for more information about
upcoming events and homes in this special town.