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Franklin Real Estate Market

When it comes to the suburbs of Nashville, it’s hard to be Franklin. Located just south of Music City in Williamson County, Franklin offers a rich culture and history, southern charm, and all the modern amenities you could possibly want within commuting distance of a bustling metropolitan center. Franklin is home to a wide range of neighborhoods with homes of all different styles, eras, and price ranges. In historic Downtown Franklin, you’ll find historic Victorian homes built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and old-fashioned brick sidewalks. While the exteriors of these houses may call to mind centuries past, the interiors have been updated with all the modern amenities you need to be comfortable.

If you are looking for something more modern all around, Franklin also offers a number of new-construction homes of all sizes. Franklin is home to several golf courses, country clubs, and gated communities where you can find everything townhouses, condos, and single-family homes in both luxury and modest price ranges. For those who value their space, Franklin also boasts sprawling estates and equestrian properties where you’ll have plenty of land at your disposal.

Franklin Home Prices

Franklin, TN, is one of the most in-demand real estate markets in the greater Nashville metropolitan area. While there are many luxury areas of Franklin where you can find both new constructions and restored historic buildings, there are also plenty of affordable options as well. According to recent statistics, you can find condos and townhomes in Franklin for under $300,000. There are also residential units available for lease. Though Franklin has a more limited selection of condos and townhomes than some surrounding areas, there are plenty of single-family homes available for around or under $500,000. If you do have a larger budget, there are some stunning million-dollar homes in Franklin with plenty of room and amenities. There are also plenty of opportunities to work with some of the best builders in the area to build your dream home on an unoccupied plot of land.

Franklin Zip Codes: 37027, 37064, 37065, 37067, 37068, 37069

Schools in Franklin

Parents of school-aged children want to be sure their kids will have access to a high-quality education wherever they grow up. Students in Franklin are fortunate to have access to both the Williamson County Schools district and the Franklin Special School District. The Williamson County school district is ranked number 1 in the Nashville area and number 3 in all of Tennessee, with an overall A rating from Niche. The Franklin Special School District also has an A rating and a student-teacher ratio of 11:1. The national average is 17:1, meaning students in Franklin get much more individualized attention than most other students in the country.

The Franklin Specialized School District serves students in preschool through eighth grade, with students who continue attending public schools attending high schools under the jurisdiction of Williamson County. The average graduation rate for students in Williamson County is 97%. According to state test scores, 67% of students demonstrate proficiency in reading, while 71% demonstrate proficiency in math. Franklin Specialized School District Offers a gifted program. In addition to a gifted program, Williamson County School District offers Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs for students.

There are over a dozen educational facilities in Franklin, including several top-notch private schools. There are 25 schools serving elementary school students, 12 schools serving middle school students, and 9 schools serving high school students. Private schools in and around Franklin include Montessori schools, religiously affiliated institutions, and secular academies. Franklin Christian Academy, Franklin Classical Academy, Battle Ground Academy, and Sylvan Learning Center 1018 offer education from preschool through 12th grade. Willow Hall Academy, St. Matthew Catholic School, Limestone Christian Learning Center, and Grace Christian Academy serve students in grades PreK through 8. Those looking to pursue higher education will also have access to a large number of higher learning institutions in and around Franklin. It is home to Belmont University, Columbia State University, O’More College of Design, and Williamson College. It is also within commuting distance of Nashville, where you will find Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, and Lipscomb University.

Outdoor Recreation in Franklin

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in Franklin for kids, adults, and even dogs! There are several Franklin parks with hiking trails, and the city maintains both the Freedom Run Dog Park and the K-9 Korral Dog Park. Franklin is nestled on the banks of the Harpeth River, and the town offers six access points for fishing and launching kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards. If you don’t have your own, you can rent equipment from Paddle Dog on Westhaven Lake. One of the access points to the Harpeth River is located at the Franklin Recreation Complex, where you’ll find an indoor pool, outdoor pool, splash pad, playground, fitness and wellness centers, tennis courts, racquetball courts, volleyball courts, soccer fields, and an indoor walking track.

From Judge Fulton Greer Park at the Franklin Recreation Complex, you can hike the 4.2-mile Franklin Greenway or Harpeth River Trail to Bicentennial Park in downtown Franklin. Bicentennial park offers 30 acres of land for fishing, walking, or relaxing. If you wander into downtown Franklin and across the Sue Douglas Berry Memorial Pedestrian bridge, you’ll fund yourself at Pinkerton Park. The most visited park in Franklin is home to a Tinkerbell playground and pavilions, grills, and restrooms where you can host cookouts and get-togethers with friends and family. For athletes, Jim Warren park boasts 12 lighted baseball fields, 6 fields for football and other sports, a skate park, and a 2.5-mile hiking trail. There is also an equestrian trail at nearby Harlinsdale Farm.

Golfers will feel right at home in Franklin, where they can find 5 golf facilities. Franklin Bridge Golf Club is the only public 18-hole championship. If you’re not already an experienced golfer but looking to learn, the Golf House Tennessee Learning Center in Franklin offers a wide variety of programs to help you get started. Members of the Temple Hills Country Club can take advantage of their 3 9-hole golf courses and clinics in addition to tennis courts, a swimming pool, and onsite restaurants.

Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment in Franklin

Not the outdoorsy type? There’s still plenty to do and enjoy in Franklin. History buffs will be able to experience America’s vivid past up close just by walking around the downtown area of Franklin. The city is home to five National Register historic districts. There are several significant Civil War battlegrounds in and around Franklin, many of which are commemorated with signs and other monuments. Winstead Hill Park and Eastern Flank Battlefield Park are two popular locations for learning more about the area’s history. Franklin has both won the Great American Main Street Award and been named one of the Five Best Places in America to Antique Shop. Nearby, you’ll also find the Cool Springs Galleria, where you can shop at both local boutiques and brand-name stores. Franklin offers a wide variety of dining, from casual grab-and-go eateries to five-star restaurants. You can also take public transportation into Nashville to take advantage of all the music, nightlife, and entertainment the city has to offer.

Franklin Real Estate Agents

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Tennessee, Michael Sanford is a Franklin real estate agent you can trust. He offers extensive knowledge of the Franklin real estate market and unmatched customer service and professionalism. Michael is a member of Benchmark Realty, Middle Tennessee’s premier real estate agency. Benchmark Realty sells more real estate in Williamson County than our closest competitor and outsells our competition 2 to 1 statewide. To buy or sell in Franklin, call 615-455-3608 & talk to Michael to get started today.