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The Local Perspective on Living in Franklin, TN

Life in Franklin is hard to beat, according to residents.

By Livability.com on August 16, 2015


What's the quickest, most fun and authentic way to get to know a place?

Simple: Ask a local.

That’s exactly what we did. Our reporters took to the streets to find unbiased answers about the things that make their community a great place to live. Turns out they have a lot to say and really help paint a picture of what life is like in Franklin, TN.

We are only getting the conversation started. Please tell us what you love about your community and share tips of your own!

Here's what people say about Franklin:


“The parks are great, especially Pinkerton (Park) – it has great trails for running and walking.”

“Red Pony is my favorite restaurant. It's the local 'Cheers' in town, and it's really impressed me. I've been going there since it opened. It's managed well and has great people.”

Jeoffrey Benward, 45, Franklin resident for 24 years


“The Factory has so many wonderful shops and antiques. I've watched it change from an actual factory to what it is now – it's amazing.”

“I love Merridee's Breadbasket in downtown Franklin. The food is all local flavor, and I buy all of my bread there. The fellowship and fun we have there is wonderful, too.”

Jean Norman, 85, Franklin resident for 27 years


Downtown Franklin is quaint, aesthetically pleasing and historic, and the people are friendly. It's beautifully landscaped and in the center of beautiful rolling hills. It's a positive piece of America.”

Cindy Savarda, 58


“I love the old homes and old stores in downtown Franklin. It's well-preserved, there's ample parking, and it's very neat and clean. There's also a wide variety of shops.”

Rick Franks, 62


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