Welcome to Franklin, Tennessee, Where Progress and History Give You a Unique Sense of Place…
Franklin, a vibrant suburb located 20 miles south of Nashville, is a blend of modern and historic, with trendy places to shop and eat and attractions that tell the story of the Civil War Battle of Franklin. You’ll find the best of both worlds here: small-town charm and big-city sophistication. . Franklin is rooted in the Americana experience – where you’ll find a Great American Main Street, music of all genres, a deep sense of history and an abundance of Southern inspiration.
Downtown Franklin, comprised of a beautiful 15 block historic district, offers true Southern hospitality with a great American Main Street and 200 years of rich history. There are fascinating Civil War sites and museums, magnificent Antebellum and Victorian homes. Visitors will find commemorative brick sidewalks, beautiful landscaping, lovely Victorian architecture, and stunning renovated historic buildings – all located in the heart of Franklin. Downtown Franklin offers elegant shopping, restaurants, antique shops, a variety of clothing stores, art galleries, professional services, and more.
The Cool Springs area is a business, dining and shopping hub with many Fortune 500 companies located here. Business Week Magazine named Franklin one of the Top 50 Cities to Start a Small Business.
Franklin has also been named Garden and Guns Magazine’s Best Southern Town, Money Magazine’s Top 10 Places to Retire, and Number One Small Town in Tennessee.