Franklin

Franklin is one of the largest cities in Tennessee, and it's easy to see why it's a popular place to call home. This suburb of Nashville is approximately 20 miles south of the city. And as a more affluent suburb, many healthcare organizations and other major businesses are headquartered in Franklin.

Franklin's residents enjoy its multifaceted nature. It's rooted in history, but it's also full of hip restaurants and boutiques. You can take a self-guided driving tour to learn about the Battle of Franklin and then follow it up with a visit to a coffee shop in pedestrian-friendly downtown Franklin.

Indeed, Franklin is a friendly area filled with community activities. Celebrations in this vibrant town range from "Franklin on the Fourth" and "Pumpkinfest" to "Dickens of a Christmas." Franklin also boasts a solid public school district to boot.

Like other Nashville neighborhoods, it's easy to escape the city vibe when living in Franklin. Residents in search of a day away might visit the quaint village of Leiper's Fork or take a leisurely drive along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Homebuyers will be able to find a variety of places in Franklin to call home. Looking for a condo? No problem. How about a cute bungalow? Done. Perhaps an expansive estate? Franklin has that as well.