Franklin, Tennessee - One Of The Best Small Towns For An Active Retirement Lifestyle

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Recognized by Money Magazine in 2003 as one of the best places to retire in the U.S., Franklin is a blend of small town charm and hospitality, a place where neighborhoods of Victorian and ante-bellum homes abut new and exclusive golf course communities. Located eighteen miles south of Nashville, Franklin and Williamson County, including neighboring Brentwood, have evolved into the fastest growing areas of Tennessee. The result has been a tremendous increase in demand for new housing and a surge in economic growth.

Yet, for all practical purposes, and in spite of the booming number of new residents in town, the small town atmosphere has remained relatively intact.
New arrivals have a varied and wide-ranging choice of home selections. Expansive and expensive planned communities with championship golf courses have sprung up in several locations, but more affordable residential neighborhoods are still to be found. And while north of town one still has to contend with the congestion and traffic of Nashville; if you travel in any other direction, go just a few miles from the courthouse square in the center of town, and you are surrounded by the lush, rolling hillsides of Middle Tennessee.

Living in Franklin still means that you have ready access to most of the urban pleasures found in Nashville. Professional sports have arrived with the Tennessee Titans of the NFL and the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. Broadway touring companies and the Nashville Symphony perform on a regular basis at the Tennessee Performing Center, and the new Frist Center for the Visual Arts is rapidly gaining a reputation as a major forum for important works of art. 

Population: 41,800

Median Home Value: $184,500

Climate: January Average Low - 25' July Average High - 89'

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