Nashville Neighborhood Series: Franklin
Nashville is emerging as one of the hottest cities in the country to relocate to. As we shared in a previous blog, according to a relocation trends report by PODS Enterprises, Nashville is holding steady at third of the top moving destinations. With over 13,000 people a year moving to this beautiful city, we’ll be welcoming so many new friends. And with all the unique suburbs in Nashville, we want to help all of our new neighbors find their ideal home in the neighborhood that suits them best. To help them on their journey, we want to spotlight a few of our favorites in the Franklin area! Here are some key Franklin neighborhoods to help in your home search.
Ahhh…Downtown Franklin…the crown jewel of the Franklin neighborhoods. Winner of such incredible titles like “Great American Main Street”, “Best Small Town in Tennessee”, “America’s Most Romantic Main Street”, and one of “America’s Favorite Towns”, one can imagine the charm. But imagination doesn’t do it justice…Downtown Franklin is one of the most charming places you will ever step foot.
Steeped in history, this 1799 established city was named after Benjamin Franklin and is the site of many Civil War battles. In fact, it is not unusual to see a recreation of a historic battle on one of the stretches of green or at the historic Lotz House Museum or Carnton Plantation. Conversely, big-city sophistication abounds amongst the small-town charm. You’ll find bustling downtown retail, boisterous festivals, and specialty entertainment.
Another example of it’s embracing the dichotomy of old-meets-new, Downtown Franklin has some of the best antique stores and eclectic restaurants in the state. Enjoy a glass of contemporary wine amongst the history of Belle Meade.
Downtown Franklin is not unusual to be a destination for out-of-town guests. The abundant offerings in town can make it appealing for visitors and residents alike.
If you want something really special, let us introduce you to Leiper’s Fork. Established in the early 1700s, this darling village should be on your list. It is the epitome of southern hospitality and small-town charm. It is the perfect combination of historical foundation with joys of the modern age. In addition to the rolling hills and quaint mom-and-pop diners, you’ll find a laundry list of activities to keep you occupied. Listen to live music at Fox & Locke, a hidden gem where a A-list stars may just be making a surprise cameo on the stage. Or peruse one of the many galleries dotting the tree-lined streets, where you’ll find fine and eclectic art gracing stark, white walls. But our favorite just may be found at the bottom of a glass. Leiper’s Fork is home to the Leiper’s Fork Distillery located right in town.
If you love a planned community vibe, McKay’s Mill may be for you. Just a hop-skip-and-a-jump (ie: 2-miles) from I-65, you’ll have everything you need within reach in this fairly new constructed neighborhood. There’s a dedicated town center that contains all the conveniences needed in your personal village. A grocery store, numerous restaurants and medical offices, childcare, and plenty of shopping options are smack dab in the center of your community. You’ll even have access to huge saltwater pool with a kiddie pool for full family fun.
Just 15-minutes from Downtown Franklin, this darling of an area is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. And it’s not hard to see why. As one of the most thoughtfully plotted neighborhoods, this area is more than simply meets the eye.
First, designers focused on the vision. They wanted to create an environment that reimagined the concept of “life simplified”. Over 1,500-acres were meticulously structured to ensure its residents were surrounded with the feeling of home and community. Simple touches, like ensuring that there is a park or public green space within a 10-minute walk of most homes, allow neighbors to gather and unwind.
Rather than a focus on one type of architecture, Westhaven lays out a variety of home types. Everything from small condos to large homes with lazy front porches…the homes in Westhaven cater to the various stages of life of their residents.
The walkability of the neighborhood is one of the most attractive things about the design. Because the streets are intentionally intimate, you’ll find most the residents taking the leisurely stroll to Town Square for the one of the weekly onsite farmer’s markets or onsite shopping options.
The schools in Westhaven are some of the bests in the state, which makes it a huge draw for anyone with school-aged children.
In fact, there are so many things just within reach in the neighborhood, that it makes it easy for those to get anything they need to live simplified.
Nestled in on 850-acres, Fieldstone Farms started as just that…a humble farm from 1927. Since then, it has grown to one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Franklin. With a building boom between 1970s and 1990s, the roughly 2,000 homes have a character of modern visions and charming history. The established community boasts award-winning schools, lush parks, not to mention walkable restaurants and shopping.
As an added bonus, there are activity amenities galore! Soccer fields…baseball fields…basketball courts… There is a dedicated fitness center, two swimming pools, playgrounds, walking trails, and parks galore. And the neighborliness doesn’t stop at the welcome mat. Community events within the neighborhood range from annual yard sales to book clubs to pet events. More than just a place to lay your head, Fieldstone Farms reminds you that you’re a neighbor and friend.
We could go on and on about our favorite Franklin neighborhoods. This community has captured our heart – and been the heartbeat of our business – for years. There’s something special about every subdivision, cul-de-sac, and neighborhood under its embracing umbrella. But don’t just take it from us…come see it for yourself. And when you’re ready to make a home here, give us a call. We’re ready to welcome you to the neighborhood.