Franklin, Tennessee


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


Franklin is a small, friendly town outside of Nashville full of Civil War history. The town, aptly named after the legendary Benjamin Franklin, was founded in 1799. Downtown, a statue named Chip representing the Confederate soldiers lost during the Battle of Franklin, is where the tight-knit community convenes.

The Main Street flows through small boutiques and eateries, a setting which provides a quaint, slow-paced feel. In addition to the historic town square and homes are Bowie Park and Nature Center, Iris City Gardens, the Natchez Trace Parkway, Cool Springs, Fort Granger, and Franklin Theatre. Downtown is also well known for its annual parades and festivals, notably the Main Street Festival in the springtime.

Franklin has a population of about 62,000 residents. The Cool Springs area boasts impressive dining, business (many Fortune 500 companies included), and shopping establishments. Franklin has been named “the number one small town in Tennessee.”

Franklin’s known for The Factory, a complex of 10 Depression-era buildings that once accommodated four factories and now house antique and art shops, event venues, and restaurants. The McNavigators raved about the food at Saffire and Puckett’s Grocery, where they vowed to make the nine-hour trek to return for more.

I moved to Franklin, TN 1 year ago and it's a perfect place to raise a family. Many activities for kids and adults as well. It's so lush with green farmland and the prettiest downtown you've ever seen! Everyone is so friendly and there's a real sense of community here. I love Franklin, TN!
Reviewed by sbellmoore
on September 17, 2012
I love living in Franklin! Visit historic downtown Franklin and have the best meal of your life at Red Pony Restaurant on Main Street!
Reviewed by ashmarcum
on September 17, 2012
I grew up in this town, and while it is not as small as it used to be, it still has the friendly small town feel
Reviewed by cgf65
on September 17, 2012
My husband and I lived in MD for 26 years, that is our home state. We came down to Franklin TN in December 2010, my husband's 1st visit to TN, and 2 days into the visit we fell in love with Franklin so much we signed a lease. 1 month later we moved our family here. Our 3 year-old daughter still gets excited that we "live in Franklin TN" and she often tells us "I love living in Franklin!" The town is so heart-warming due to the friendly people, adorable and peaceful downtown and the family friendly environment. MD might be our home state but without a doubt, this is home!
Reviewed by haines607
on September 17, 2012
It is a great place to take out of town visitors. There is always something going on in Franklin. Shopping, eating, street fairs, historic sites.
Reviewed by kbusse
on September 17, 2012
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