Nashville Neighborhood Guide: Franklin

Located just 20 miles south of Music City, Franklin, TN, boasts a unique blend of history and progress. You can enjoy fascinating Civil War sites and museums and magnificent Antebellum and Victorian homes, while also taking advantage of the thriving downtown shopping area, unique dining, entertainment, and festivals. Franklin has grown from a small, agricultural community into a blend of residential, commercial and corporate citizens. It serves up the best of both worlds — small-town charm and big-city sophistication.

Fast Facts

Population: 71,374

Median home value: $503,993

Average annual salary: $65,000

Average age: 37.9

Where to Live

Berry Farms – Berry Farms is a mixed-use community where work, shopping and leisure blend seamlessly with front porch living on pedestrian-friendly streets. Located on 600 acres in the heart of Williamson County, Berry Farms is centered around connecting people to work, shopping, restaurants, and beautiful open space.

The Highlands at Ladd Park – Close to downtown Franklin and Cool Springs, The Highlands at Ladd Park is a master-planned neighborhood with a true sense of community. Two miles of riverfront, beautiful views, pocket parks, and more, this place will quickly feel like home. Plus, enjoy a junior Olympic-size pool with a cabana, children’s pool, playground, and more than 10 miles of walking and running trails.

McKay’s Mill – McKay’s Mill is one of the premier planned communities in Franklin. Located about two miles east of I-65 and Cool Springs Boulevard, enjoy your very own town center that hosts a grocery store, medical offices, restaurants, child care, and other retailers and businesses right in the middle of the community. There is also an Olympic-size saltwater pool, clubhouse, exercise room, kiddie pool, and more in this newly constructed neighborhood.

Polk Place Polk Place is a great neighborhood that is tucked away quietly in the southern quadrant of Franklin. The neighborhood is well sheltered from traffic with large, mature trees and an iconic pond at the entrance to the neighborhood. Many of the homes have been renovated or remodeled and are updated to today’s designer taste. Polk Place has a swimming pool at the front entrance and is nestled away from plain sight, yet still very close to downtown Franklin and many retail shopping and dining centers.

Westhaven – Westhaven is Franklin’s most popular neighborhood with home prices ranging from $400K to more than $1.7M. Enjoy world-class amenities, some of the best schools in the area and a quieter life from the hustle and bustle of the city. The charming Town Center is at the heart of Westhaven—a vibrant and active place that’s just steps from residents’ homes. With a population of just over 5,000, Westhaven’s quiet charm and neighborly vibe make it a great place for both professionals and families.


From Civil War history to music venues, parks and more, everyone in the family will find something to enjoy in Franklin. Music aficionados will appreciate live music at Village of Leiper’s Fork, while history buffs can take tours of Carnton, Carter House and Lotz House, which show the incredible and unfathomable events of the Battle of Franklin.


Franklin is a must-visit shopping destination. With quaint downtown boutiques, eclectic shops, restaurants, and well-known, name-brand stores in the Cool Springs Galleria, there is something for everyone in Franklin. The Factory, formerly a stove factory, is a top destination for shopping artisan goods, trying culinary delights and watching great, live entertainment. The Factory is loved by locals and tourists alike!


Williamson County Schools is a highly-rated, public school district located in Franklin. It has 40,475 students in grades K-12, with a student-teacher ratio of 17:1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are proficient in math and 63% in reading. There are also a number of private schools for those who prefer an alternative to public schooling.


Franklin packs a punch when it comes to food. Its historic downtown district has a great mix of brunch spots, cafes, acclaimed restaurants, whiskey bars serving up their take on Southern fare, and more. There are 30 venues within 16 square blocks that host live music on any given night, showcasing Tennessee talent, alongside amazing culinary creations. From fried pimento cheese balls to crunchy chicken and waffles, you’ll find delicious spots that are definitely worth the calories.

If you’re ready to discuss a move to the Franklin area, contact Armstrong – Nashville  today.

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