Franklin was made for families. Its many neighborhoods feature big backyards and easy access to great schools, the busy Cool Springs area and the always-charming Historic Downtown Franklin. The listing prices trend high, anywhere from $300,000 to the multi-millions, but a future in Franklin proves to be well-worth the investment. Its array of awards include a 2009 nod as the fifth Best Small Town in America by Southern Living and inclusion on Money Magazine's list of the top 50 Best Places to Live in 2008.
The Cool Springs area combines the perks of suburban living with the convenience of a major shopping and business district. The neighborhoods in this area offer residents easy access to the shops at the CoolSprings Galleria mall as well as the many surrounding stores. Additionally, many businesses and schools call Cool Springs home, providing families with needed nearby resources. Ashton Park is a gated community located near the mall, offering luxury homes in various sizes. Also close to the Galleria, Carronbridge community comes complete with a pool, clubhouse, fitness center and tennis courts. Other neighborhoods in the Cool Springs area include Cheswicke and Cool Springs East.
Cool Springs also offers a large variety of apartment complexes. Both Wyndchase at Aspen Grove, convenient to the many amenities of Cool Springs Blvd., and the Alara and Alara Brooks apartments are located in the center of the district.
Franklin's small-town charm has drawn many to its city doors. The iconic shops and eateries of downtown Franklin and its walkable, welcoming streets provide the extra pull that few can refuse, and the cute and quaint homes close to the district certainly prove desirable. The Brownstones at First and Church are perhaps Franklin's greatest housing gems. Twenty-four Brownstone-style homes dot the block, fitting in perfectly with the turn-of-the-century design of the rest of historic downtown. Prices for the brownstones range between $850,000 and $2,500,000. If you're looking for a more affordable price-tag, the homes along Chestnut Road are walking distance to downtown.
There's plenty of good golfing to be found in Franklin, and plenty of great neighborhoods lurking behind those rolling course hills. Forrest Crossing is located on Forrest Crossing Golf Course, and offers single-family homes and townhouses. Legends Ridge is an upscale neighborhood, featuring luxury mansions and rolling hills, lakes, tennis courts and a pool. Fieldstone Farms is a popular neighborhood, outlined with white fences and stone entrances. The community has its own shopping, dining, elementary school and fire station. For a great rural feel, try Grassland Estates, which offer lots on 1 to 2 acres. Other popular Franklin neighborhoods include Cottonwood, Franklin Green and Founders Pointe.
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