What is it about a place that makes you want to move? This is a question I’ve asked myself frequently. After living in Los Angeles, Florida, New York and even Canada, and traveling to over 5 continents and dozens of countries around the world. Why did I choose Franklin, TN to call my home and why will you? well it’s simple, this place is special. But to better define what ‘special’ feels like I’ve listed my top 10 reasons to relocate to Franklin, Tennessee. 

1. Location, Location, Location 

Nestled a mere 21 miles away from Nashville, Historic Franklin, TN is an oasis. Consistently appearing in Top 5 Best Places to Live in America lists, this area is brimming with Southern charm, hospitality, and class act amenities (Whole Foods, LifeTime Fitness). It’s preserved downtown bustles with annual family festivals and wonderful boutique shopping. With it’s rolling hills, plantation, Victorian and Antebellum houses and porch swings, it’s sure to draw you in.


2. Prices

Williamson County has the lowest property tax rate in the MSA! With 4% lower cost of living than the National Average. And a 13.1% lower cost of housing than the National Average. This means that if you are moving from a higher income location you will have more cash flow to enhance your life, and purchase a larger home for your family, with 3,129 square feet being the average house size.



3. Schools

If you come to Franklin, TN you are going to hear about the amazing schools. With $145 million awarded in scholarships (in 2016) and 100% of Williamson County students taking the ACT’s (ranking well above the sate average), people are very proud of the 48 schools in this area, 21 of which were named 2014-15 Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education.



4. Jobs

Williamson County has had the fastest growing job market (as far as large counties is concerned) in all of the United States of America. The area has a highly educated population, which contributes to the incredible job growth and above average pay. If you are in need of a good quality job, this is the market you want to move too. With a 2.5% unemployment rate, and a job growth rate of 30%.


5. Economy

If you are looking for a strong and reliable economy, you’ve found it in Franklin, TN. With 58% of the population having a Bachelor’s degree (or higher), the average salary being $103,543 dollars, and the population being just over 78,321, and an expected growth forecast of 153% by 2040, this is an ideal place for anyone to call home. Enjoy a cost of living that is 4% lower than the National average in one of the wealthiest cities, in one of the wealthiest counties in America. 



6. Taxes 

Tennessee ranks 15th in property tax and 10th in income tax. As a % of income, Tennessee’s overall tax burden per capita is 7.1% in the nation, only behind South Dakota, Wyoming and Alaska! Williamson County in particular has a AAA Bond rating. This means that the area has shown great fiscal responsibility in local budgets. 



7. History

You will find preserved homes, historic civil-war sites and museums, placards and signs as you drive through the city streets and down the country roads. It is a place where old meets new.



8. The People

Franklin is a unique blend of friendly faces, old money, celebrities and musicians, with plenty of folks who make you feel like you’d be welcome to come to their house for dinner (because, you most likely are). In all the places you’ll ever travel none will welcome you home quite like Franklin.


9. The Beauty  

A place people often referred to as ‘God’s Country’ simply for it’s beauty and esthetic. Rolling hills, bustling brooks, horses and cows, post and rail fences, historic buildings, stately homes, country stores, this is a place that will make you want to go for a drive and get lost for an hour.


10. The Culture 

With several theaters offering dramas, musicals and comedies, and artists abounding. You will have plenty to keep you busy visiting galleries, art crawls, pop-up markets, and discovering unique artisans, crafting one-of-a-kind finds.


If you’d like more information on Franklin and the surrounding area, or you are thinking of relocating, give me a call or text at: 615-707-0597 or send me an email at: naomibannister@kw.com I look forward to hearing from you and working with you! 



Naomi Bannister

Awarded Best Real Estate Agent in Franklin, TN 2021!

A Top Real Estate Agent at the #1 Agency’s in Tennessee

Keller Williams Realty