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Where to Retire in Franklin TN and Home Prices

The median home value has steadily risen since 2012, and was $470,800 in mid-2019, according to Zillow.com, which is very high for TN. Leiper's Fork is an affluent village where some wealthy people live. During the 3rd quarter of 2019, the National Association of Realtors reports the median sale price of a home was $279,700.

What is special about Franklin TN

Franklin is a wealthy town with a proud history. Selected by MoneyCNN as a "best place to retire". The downtown and several surrounding residential districts are on the National Register of Historic Places. Low crime rate and taxes. The Dark Horse Recording Studio is a local landmark (pictured).

What is not special about Franklin TN

Homes are expensive by Tennessee and national standards

Climate and Physical Environment

Franklin is almost exactly in the center of Tennesee, less than 20 miles from Nashville. The average Jan temp is in the high 30s and the average July temp is in the high 70s.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Being less than 20 miles from Nashville - need we say anymore? The Cork and Cow restaurant is highly rated. The 300 seat Franklin Theater hosts many of the local talents that live in the area, as well as showing live screenings.

Crime

The crime rate is low, less than half the national average.

Medical facilities

The local hospital is Williamson Medical Center but Nashville's big hospitals are just 20 miles away.

Transportation

The Nashville Airport is just 19 miles

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