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  1. Public Schools
    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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Franklin is a town in Tennessee with a population of 75,366. Franklin is in Williamson County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Franklin offers residents a dense 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
75,366

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$385,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,428
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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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
    112.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    95.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,051.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Franklin

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$94,808
National
$55,322
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Franklin Reviews

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The town is very friendly and has lots to do! The public schools are some of the best. Most schools are new or being re modeled, and the teachers are always being trained in new technology. Franklin is also very family friendly. There are always festivals for families in downtown and lots of parks. There are also plenty of job opportunities due to the booming economy. Many large companies are placing their corporate office here and there are many restaurants and stores to get jobs at as well. The night life isn't as big in Franklin; however, Nashville is only 20 minutes away. Real-estate is constantly growing. There are thousands of huge developments being built each day. Commute is not long you are between 10 and 30 minutes from anywhere you may need.
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Franklin is a gorgeous, bucolic area with rolling green hills, filled with wooded areas, creeks, ravines, and even a river that runs right through downtown. Downtown is amazing! And it's not just downtown Franklin that’s cool, it’s the whole town. North of downtown is “The Factory”. The Factory is a historic building complex that used to make appliances. It’s an old building with original windows and its own water tower.
Franklin is in the heart of Wlliamson County. It has a great schooling system with a pleasant family-friendly vibe. Downtown Franklin is a quaint place to walk around with friends and go out on the town. The only downside to Franklin in my opinion is that the real estate is quite expensive, but if that isn't an issue for you then I would highly recommend this city!