With its stately Victorian architecture, frequent festivals, and eclectic mix of retail shops and restaurants, Downtown Franklin is without doubt the heart of Williamson County. But Franklin businessman Rod Heller believes the city's downtown is positioned to become the beating center of greater metropolitan Nashville.
“People come to Williamson County for many reasons – obviously great schools, great people, excellent transportation, good tax structure. But Franklin is a unique historic town that offers so many attractions to people, and we feel Franklin has the potential to be the geographic as well as cultural and historic center of greater Nashville,” Heller says. “I've traveled extensively and found that in any city, there's one great area that draws people, and we think Franklin has the potential to be that area for the metropolitan Nashville area.”