Why You Should Move to Franklin Tennessee
Franklin, Tennessee is a great place to live for raising a family. The Williamson County and FFSD school districts are among the best in the state. Franklin’s southern hospitality is among my favorite. Franklin is filled with historic history and fun activates though out the year Franklin Tennessee has something for everyone to do.
- Great Schools in Franklin Tennessee
One of the top reasons families move to Franklin is because of the fantastic schools. Franklin has two school districts: Williamson County School and Franklin Special School District. Both districts are inside Williamson County. Franklin School District is dedicated to families inside of Franklin City limits. The FSSD serves Pre K- Eight grade; upon finishing eighth grade those students join Williamson County for high school. According to schooldigger.com in 2019, Franklin High School ranked better than 98.8% of high schools in Tennessee. It also ranked 2nd among 10 ranked high schools in the Williamson County School District. You will find that any school in either district is a great choice.
The City of Franklin was founded on October 26, 1799. The city of Franklin is named after the famous Benjamin Franklin. The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864. More than 8,000 casualties occurred in Franklin. Practically every home and building in Franklin was turned into a makeshift hospital. Those times are now preserved with markers and grounds you can walk. Visiting Franklin you can see a mix of old-world charm with historic homes and battlegrounds to new restaurants and headquarters of worldwide companies.
Where to start? Food in Franklin is delicious. Whether you are looking for southern comfort food or something more eclectic you can find it in Franklin, TN.
- Sperry – Upscale atmosphere dining, long salad bar with surf ‘n’ turf dinners. Sperry’s is great for a special evening and Sunday brunch.
- 55 South – Delicious Southern Fare with a modern twist. Shrimp, Gumbo, and tasty drinks will not disappoint.
- Brick Top’s – My in-laws love this place. It’s a modern American eatery that offers upscale dining, plus a sushi menu, brunch & popular business lunch.
- Red Pony – Sophisticated menu of updated Southern classic dishes & low-lit ambiance amid dramatic decor.
- J.J.’s Wine Bar – Wines by the glass or bottle & gourmet small plates in a historic converted home with porch seating.
- Butter Milk Sky Pie Franklin – Better than Grandma’s pie. Buttermilk Sky Pie makes pies from scratch 6 days a week. They have seasonal pies and a full menu of daily offered pies and cookies. If you are in Franklin get your sweet tooth fix at Buttermilk Sky Pie.
- 4. Events/Festivals
The first Friday of each month Franklin celebrates Art. The Art Crawl takes place in several locations in downtown Franklin. The local artists are onsite to discuss pieces and locals enjoy lively conversation, food and drink.
Main Street Festival kicks off the spring season. Food vendors, craft booths, kid’s zone, and much more take over the downtown square. Each year has new attractions, music acts, and local student performers. If you live in Franklin. The Main Street Festival is on your calendar.
Pumpkin Fest signals the change of the season. Crisp air, pumpkins, and fall weather, and costumes makes Pumpkin fest kids’ favorite event of the year. Every kid loves getting their face painted. Sign up for the costume contest and play games. It’s a throwback to simpler times. Whether you are a child or a child at heart you won’t want to miss Pumpkinfest.
Wish you could climb into the pages of Charles Dicken’s, A Christmas Carol? Every year Franklin’s residents dress up in Victorian costumes and live out the past in our town square. There are roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate, and lots of caroling. It’s a beautiful thing to slow down in the busiest time of the year and enjoy time with family and friends at the Dickens of a Christmas event.