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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Franklin is a town in Tennessee with a population of 72,990. Franklin is in Williamson County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Franklin offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Franklin and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Franklin are highly rated.
About Franklin...
Population
72,990

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$362,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,335
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Franklin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    146.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,220.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

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Franklin for me is the nicest town ever, probably because I live here but nothing is missing here. Stores, restaurants, banks, activities...everything that a family needs is here. It is close to the big city of Nashville, about fourty minutes driving and at the same time we have the country side of the town. It is a quite town with low crime, very good for families and childrens. Public schools are very good, and not to far from the residential areas. Good Colleges are dislocated around the State, close to town too. I really love my home town!
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I moved here around 5 years ago, and it was one of the best things to happen to me! Franklin is such a welcoming community with plenty of schools, churches, and other opportunities to get involved. There is plenty, from downtown Franklin's annual parades and festivals to local parks and rec centers. Although the weather is never predictable, Franklin is an amazing place to visit or even call your home.
The atmosphere of Franklin is amazing and has something for everyone to enjoy. Downtown Franklin has loads of history, being the sites of several famous battles of the Civil War. The boutiques and specialty shops are very unique and almost all of them are locally grown and owned, which is awesome to support local businesses. The food is very tasty and ranges from all sorts of cultural food groups, such as Thai, Italian, Japanese, American, and Mediterranean. The Main Street Festival is truly a sight to see, because all of Main Street is aligned with tents of different local artists and vendors, there are multiple stages setup for local artists to perform and performances are done by a local elementary school's jump rope team and a local dance company. For this event the community comes together to support other and being apart of that community is truly a blessing.