Franklin TN : Tennessee

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What Franklin TN is like for active adults
Franklin is a highly rated place to retire located in the center of Tennessee. The town is surprisingly affluent, one of the richest towns in the state. The population has grown 32% since 2000 and now stands at about 57,000.  It is home not only to local agricultural enterprises, but many corporations as well.

Prior to the Civil War Franklin was one of the more affluent places in the country. The battle of Franklin during the Civil War resulted in more than 10,000 casualties.  After the war the area was devastated, but has come back strong in recent times. Franklin features a historic downtown with great antique shopping and dining.  Corporate headquarters here include Nissan North America, Healthtways, Inc. and Mars Petcare US.  It is a short commute to Nashville
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

The median home was worth a little over $350,000 in Franklin in late 2013, according to, very high for TN.

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What is special about this retirement community
Franklin is a wealthy town with a proud history. Selected by MoneyCNN as a "best place to retire". Historic downtown. Low crime rate and taxes
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What is not special about this retirement community
Homes are expensive by Tennessee and national standards
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What kinds of people like retiring here
Franklin is great for retirees who want to live in a medium sized community with a nice downtown and strong local history.
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Local economy is driven by
Construction and several large corporations, including Nissan, help keep Franklin's economy humming.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Franklin is almost exactly in the center of Tennesee, less than 20 miles from Nashville
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Being less than 20 miles from Nashville - need we say anymore?
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The crime rate is low.
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Medical facilities
The local hospital is Williamson Medical Center
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The Nashville Airport is just 19 miles
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Valuable Links
Guide to Tennessee retirement
CNN Money facts on Franklin
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Facts about FRANKLIN TN
  • State: TN
  • Environment: Suburban,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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