Head south on Interstate 65 from Nashville about 15 miles and you'll find Franklin TN. Take Murfreesboro Road west and you'll drive right into the Franklin Public Square. This is the heart of Franklin Tennessee, dating back to 1799.
The quaint streets of historic downtown Franklin draw thousands of visitors a year. It's no surprise many of these visitors will eventually call Franklin their home.
The historic area encompasses approximately 16 blocks with homes dating back to the early 1800's. You'll find everything from large Southern mansions to quaint cottages. Historic downtown Franklin is a highly desirable place to live. The closer to the Franklin Public Square one gets, the higher the home prices become.
With all the demand for houses in this area, it's no surprise developers are constantly on the lookout for possible building sites. Many times larger lots are subdivided to accommodate new construction homes. Fortunately, much of the new construction is designed to look as though it's always been there.
These homes provide a wonderful opportunity for home buyers who want to live within walking distance of the Public Square but don't necessarily want all the upkeep that goes with owning an historic home.
Downtown Franklin offers a wide range of eateries, shops and entertainment. From casual dining to fine dining. Enjoy a cup of coffee, sweet roll or sandwich at several locations including Frothy Monkey, Merridee's Breadbasket, Franklin Mercantile or the Coffee House on Second and Bridge. Or celebrate a special occasion at Gray's on Main, Cork and Cow or The Red Pony. Got a hankerin' for pulled pork and mac and cheese, then Puckett's Grocery is the place for you. Don't forget to visit Sweet Cece's for a cup of frozen yogurt with all the fixin's.
Franklin Theatre dates back to 1937 but was completely renovated and restored in 2011. It provides live entertainment and classic movies. Don't be surprised if you see street musicians or an occasional celebrity performing at various times of the year. After all, we're known for our vibrant music scene.
The video below is just one example of the events you'll see take place in our fair city. Brad Paisley lives in Franklin and invited the residents to participate in the filming of this video. The scenes you'll see here are of our beautiful historic downtown Franklin and the surrounding country. It's easy to see why so many are drawn to historic Franklin.
Downtown Franklin is served by two school systems; Franklin Special School District (FSSD) and Williamson County Schools (WCS). Elementary and middle school students attend Franklin Elementary and Poplar Grove in FSSD. While high school students attend Centennial or Franklin High, depending upon the address. School zoning is constantly changing so buyers should always verify schools prior to writing an offer. Historic downtown residents do pay an additional property tax to be part of FSSD.
As Franklin REALTORS®, we can assist you with all your real estate needs including new construction. For your convenience, we've provided you with every new construction home listing in historic downtown Franklin, even if it's not our listing. Generally, any properties within a 1-mile radius of the Franklin Public Square will be included in historic downtown listings.
Want to view a complete list of the properties available within the historic downtown Franklin? Visit Historic Franklin for more listings.
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