Franklin, Tennessee, may feel like a small town in many ways. The quaint downtown, the beautiful natural landscape, and the close-knit sense of community are all highlights of Franklin homes for sale. But when it comes to luxury real estate, there's no shortage of options for those interested in high-end living. In fact, it's one of the most popular places to look for those seeking more top-of-the-line homes in the Nashville metro area. Are you moving to Franklin for the luxury community of your dreams? Keep reading to learn about the eight most expensive neighborhoods in Franklin.
Lovers of horses and luxury houses will find themselves right at home at Hidden River. Located northwest of Franklin, this community of just over two dozen homes first broke ground in 2000. Properties are spacious, ranging from five to nearly 15 acres. This makes Hidden River perfect for those seeking privacy or who want to take advantage of the community's horse-friendly policies. It's also among the most northern Franklin neighborhoods, in a secluded, agricultural setting just off the Harpeth River. This location also provides a shorter commute to Nashville while remaining close to the heart of Franklin.
Hidden River real estate consists entirely of luxury, custom single-family detached homes. They commonly include home theaters, massive garages, wine cellars, workout rooms, and more. Homes typically start in the mid-single-digit millions, and owners enjoy five or more bedrooms and eight to ten (or more) bathrooms, spread over 10,000-20,000 square feet of space. However, larger and more luxurious homes in the community have been listed for more than $16 million.
Hidden River Amenities
- Gated community
- Convenient location to Nashville and Franklin
- Private barns permitted
- Homesites/land also available
Lookaway Farms is one of the newest luxury communities in the Franklin area. Even after completing construction, there will still be 100 acres of green space and walking trails to preserve the spacious, rural feel. Despite the wooded, secluded feel, residents are still just a short drive from Downtown Franklin. Even closer, owners will find plenty of shopping options in the Cool Springs area, including the Cool Springs Galleria.
Each of the Lookaway Farms homes for sale is a detached, luxury estate set on a minimum half-acre lot. They all have 4,000-5,000 square feet of living space, including four to five bedrooms and up to six bedrooms. Interiors include open floor plans, tall ceilings, large bonus rooms, and high-end finishes like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. These homes start upwards of $1.25 million and can reach the $2 million, with most clustered toward the bottom or top end of that range.
Lookaway Farms Amenities
- Brand-new community
- Spacious custom homes
- Preserved neighborhood green space
- Easy access to Franklin and Cool Springs area
Those looking for the most walkable areas in Franklin will love the Westhaven community! It was established less than 20 years ago but is set to be the largest community in Franklin when completed, with approximately 2,700 homes. This large size allows for extensive community amenities, most prominently the neighborhood's award-winning par 72 golf course Westhaven Golf Club.
But non-golfers will still love the expansive community clubhouse, multiple pools, parks, green spaces, and more. That's on top of everyday amenities like grocery and convenience stores, coffee shops, and other local services.
This large community also provides many opportunities for local clubs and other social organizations, all short distances from residents' front doors. All of this is located just about three miles from the center of Franklin, providing easy access to everything the community has to offer.
Westhaven real estate includes a variety of housing, from small and straightforward condominiums to modest townhomes to large single-family houses. Homes can range from 1,500 square foot two-bed, two-baths in the mid-to-high six figures to sprawling five-bed, six-bath estates that sell for upwards of a million dollars, or as high as $3 million. This broad price range makes Westhaven affordable to buyers across a large price spectrum.
- Town Center with shopping/services
- 18-hole neighborhood golf course
- Separate resident and golf clubhouses with restaurant
- Multiple community swimming pools
- Fishing pond
- Fitness room
- Parks and playgrounds
- Tennis courts
Downtown Franklin may be best known for its historic district, but Franklin new construction homes are still available just steps from Main Street! Splendor Ridge provides just 19 homesites nestled along the Harpeth River, just a half-mile from the town center. This secluded community is located on a private cul-de-sac and will retain the lush traditional landscaping and green space, as well as several historic structures dating back more than a century. There's even a proposed walking trail that would connect the neighborhood to nearby Franklin Road. In addition to their proximity to downtown, Splendor Ridge residents are also just minutes from the gorgeous Park at Harlinsdale Farm and the extensive shopping at The Factory at Franklin.
Splendor Ridge homes for sale include four to five bedrooms and a similar number of bathrooms, spread out over 4,000-5,000 square feet of living space. Residents can enjoy open floor plans, high-end luxury finishes, and bonus features like a covered back porch. Homes start in the $2 million range, up to around $2.5 million.
Splendor Ridge Amenities
- Very close to downtown Franklin
- All new construction homes
- Luxury interior finishes
- Community green space and historic buildings
Hawthorne Trace is an intimate community with large lots and gorgeous natural surroundings. Just ten homesites make up this subdivision, located along Peytonsville-Trinity Road southeast of Franklin. Each enjoys plentiful privacy and greenery on five- to seven-acre lots with incredible views of the local woods and hills. Despite its pastoral setting, Hawthorne Trace is just minutes from Interstate 840, which provides quick access to the area south of Franklin and other significant interstates to take drivers to Nashville and beyond.
Homes for sale in Hawthorne Trace sell from the $1.7 million to $2 million range or more. Interiors typically include 4,000-5,000 square feet of living space, with four to five bedrooms and bathrooms.
Hawthorne Trace Amenities
- Smaller, more intimate subdivision
- Gated access
- Easy access to Interstate 840 and other highways
Franklin is a lovely city, but Nashville remains the dominant center of the metro area. Those who want to enjoy both equally (along with tons of neighborhood amenities) will love the LaurelBrooke development, located in a quiet suburban area. Notable for its lush landscaping, residents will enjoy rolling hills, gorgeous private lakes, and eye-catching gardens surrounded by dense, privacy-ensuring forest.
This 600-acre community offers various sections with different styles and character of homes and rich amenities like a clubhouse, pool, recreation spaces, and much more. Homeowners will feel the privacy and quiet of the country while remaining less than 10 miles from Franklin and less than 15 from Nashville. Plus, residents can take care of all their shopping needs at the nearby Mall at Green Hills.
LaurelBrooke homes for sale can be found starting at around $1.25 million on the low end, up to $2 million. These have four to five bedrooms, four to five bathrooms, and 4,000-5,000 square feet of living space. However, LaurelBrooke is also home to some truly enormous custom luxury homes, with as many as nine bedrooms and twelve and a half baths! These 16,000-20,000 square foot palatial homes have sold in the $5-7 million range, significantly more than their already pricy neighbors.
- Gated, secured community
- Community clubhouse
- Neighborhood trails
- Tennis courts
Historic Downtown Franklin
There's nothing like living in the center of it all, particularly in a thriving small town like Franklin, Tennessee. Warmly regarded as America's Favorite Main Street District, it's easy to see why with a stroll through this historic area, which dates back to 1799. Some houses in the area are nearly that old, too - meaning plenty of vintage charm for homeowners. Downtown is centered around the town's public square, where the charming brick buildings contain a mix of old and new, representing the spirit of Franklin. Grab some southern food at local favorite 55 South, listen to some live music at Puckett's, and cap off the night with a drink at Gray's. There's also plenty of shopping, both for everyday essentials and small businesses selling antiques and other local treasures.
Downtown Franklin real estate prices start upwards of $1.5 million, with rare properties needing renovations selling in the high six figures. On the flip side, some of the neighborhood's loveliest and most significant homes have sold for $2-3 million or more. All are typically spacious homes from the 1800s to the 1950s, with 3,000-5,000 square feet of living space and three to five bedrooms.
Historic Downtown Franklin Amenities
- Historic homes
- Very walkable neighborhood
- Extensive shopping, dining, and nightlife
- Home to numerous community and regional festivals
The Preserve at Echo Estates
The Preserve at Echo Estates prides itself on living up to its name - offering a lush, preserved space with luxury estates just minutes from the heart of downtown Franklin. Less than 50 homes make up the community, set on spacious lots rich in natural beauty. It's so peaceful it's easy to forget these properties are less than ten minutes from the shopping, dining, nightlife, and services of downtown Franklin. Even closer, residents can find everything from groceries to clothes to big box stores in the Cool Springs area. The Preserve at Echo Estates also offers quick access to Interstate 65 for trips into Nashville. This carefully located and designed community indeed provides the best of all worlds!
Starting around $1.25 million, homes for sale in The Preserve at Echo Estates can stretch into the $2-3 million range. These gorgeous custom properties come with four to six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and upwards of 5,000 square feet of living space. Homes include movie theaters, game rooms, pools, outdoor kitchens, and interior finishes like open floor plans, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances.
The Preserve at Echo Estates Amenities
- Secluded feel close to downtown Franklin and Cool Springs
- Preserved neighborhood green spaces and parks
- Community walking trails
Luxury Living Is Delightful In Franklin, Tennessee
It's plain to see that there are plenty of great options for those looking to spend a million dollars or more on a Franklin, Tennessee, home. These eight communities offer their advantages, from rich amenities to incredible locations. All provide spacious homes with high-end finishes that will make living in them a joy. No matter what would-be residents are looking for, they're sure to find it in Franklin, one of the best Nashville suburbs.
Does Franklin sound like the perfect place to live? Contact The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage with Nashville's MLS at (615) 603-3602 to get in touch with Franklin real estate agents who can help you find the ideal Franklin home.
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