Franklin Tennessee Information
Franklin, Tennessee is the kind of southern town that welcomes visitors and new residents alike with open arms and most of all with typical southern hospitality.
The historic downtown in Franklin, TN has often been described as having that downtown feel that Disney used as the basis for its Celebration community just outside of Orlando.
You can take a guided walking tour with local historians dressed in period costumes of the 1800's and early 1900's. You'll be able to hear all about the events of the past that even includes a moonshine distribution operation (now an ice cream store!) There is also the Franklin Jazz Festival which adds a new musical flavor to downtown and adds the rich list of cultural and arts activities that take place here throughout the year.
Franklin, Tennessee has managed to retain its historic past and identity, which is a rare feat for a small town in America faced with constant desire for renewal. Forward thinking residents in the late 60's and 70's campaigned and rallied the residents to make the aware that the historic downtown Franklin Tennessee was something that shouldn't be taken for granted. Thank goodness those people had the vision to keep Franklin as beautiful and historically intact as possible.
However, Franklin has managed to balance the old with the new by developing a huge retail and business sector close to I65 and just south of Brentwood. This shopper's paradise is known as Cool Springs and is also home to the latest corporate relocation from California of Nissan thanks to the forward thinking of city management and perceptive vision of the powers that be at Nissan.
Franklin Tennessee, located in Williamson County, has also developed a reputation of having an excellent public school system. This has further enhanced the resale values of property in Franklin due to the excellent demand for new and existing homes.
Leipers Fork is a small community under the general umbrella of Franklin but again has its own unique identity. The small town center is really a collection of about 15 historic buildings that again managed to escape the renovation and bulldozer craze of the 70's. Places like Puckett's general store have retained their original feel and character and have now become a destination for those looking to find the feel of the Waltons type community from the 30's and 40's in America.
Leipers Fork is also well know for its equestrian bias. Lots of homes here are owned by wealthy and successful people who want to appreciate the beauty of the rolling hills and mature tress with perfect place to own and keep horses. Country music stars and Hollywood have found Leipers Fork in Tennessee the perfect place to escape the pressures of the music and film business and enjoy a quiet retreat.
The homes in Leipers Fork can range from around $500,000 up well over $10,0000 but homes, such as the ones in Traceland Estates, start around $900,000 and go up to just under $1,500,000.
Another equestrian community that is becoming very popular is Beechwood Plantation. Developed by the same owners as Traceland Estates it has an average of 10 acre lots, with riding trails and a dedicated equestrain center (to be built) and is only 5 minutes from downtown Leipers Fork and 15 from Franklin.