Franklin, Tennessee


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


Franklin is a small, friendly town outside of Nashville full of Civil War history. The town, aptly named after the legendary Benjamin Franklin, was founded in 1799. Downtown, a statue named Chip representing the Confederate soldiers lost during the Battle of Franklin, is where the tight-knit community convenes.

The Main Street flows through small boutiques and eateries, a setting which provides a quaint, slow-paced feel. In addition to the historic town square and homes are Bowie Park and Nature Center, Iris City Gardens, the Natchez Trace Parkway, Cool Springs, Fort Granger, and Franklin Theatre. Downtown is also well known for its annual parades and festivals, notably the Main Street Festival in the springtime.

Franklin has a population of about 62,000 residents. The Cool Springs area boasts impressive dining, business (many Fortune 500 companies included), and shopping establishments. Franklin has been named “the number one small town in Tennessee.”

Franklin’s known for The Factory, a complex of 10 Depression-era buildings that once accommodated four factories and now house antique and art shops, event venues, and restaurants. The McNavigators raved about the food at Saffire and Puckett’s Grocery, where they vowed to make the nine-hour trek to return for more.

Franklin is the type of town everyone would enjoy calling home.
Reviewed by MisterC
on September 17, 2012
It is historic, well maintained, and picturesque. I love the old neighborhoods!
Reviewed by phoehn59
on September 17, 2012
I love the historic shops and the friendly faces!
Reviewed by heatherb
on September 17, 2012
This is a storybook town. The pictures tell the story and the town actually looks like the pictures. The people are the most friendly people anywhere I have been in the United States. The downtown is so well preserved and so clean and warm and welcoming. You actually want to move here if you are visiting and many have done just that. Great food, shopping, great sites, great history, beautiful city and countryside all wrapped up in one place. This is a great get-a-way to see so much history and yet enjoy all the latest up-dated modern-day amenities. The past meets today's technology in Franklin, the best of both worlds. Magnificent town!
Reviewed by burgergp
on September 17, 2012
Franklin is the type of town you can feel comfortable raising your kids. With tons of events and activities, beautiful architecture and the nicest people around, I can't imagine living anywhere else. This is home. Thank goodness.
Reviewed by KatieHB
on September 17, 2012
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