About the Franklin, Tennessee Area 

Located in the heart of Middle Tennessee, immediately south of Nashville, Franklin's scenic rolling hills, moderate climate, and complementary mix of historic and cosmopolitan allure are only a few of the qualities that make it attractive to both businesses and residents.  

Franklin is a unique blend of history and progress. Since the city's beginning in 1799, it has grown from a tiny, agricultural community into a strong blend of residential, commercial and corporate citizens. There is much to see and do in Franklin, from a Civil War battlefield, to a host of museums and antebellum mansions, to the thriving downtown shopping area and the Cool Springs Galleria. Just a few miles from town is the Natchez Trace Parkway, and if you like antiques, Franklin has some of the best shops in Tennessee. 

Downtown Franklin, comprised of a beautiful 15 block historic district, offers true Southern hospitality with a great American Main Street and 200 years of rich history. Visitors will find commemorative brick sidewalks, beautiful landscaping, lovely Victorian architecture, and stunning renovated historic buildings – all located in the heart of Franklin. Downtown Franklin offers elegant shopping, restaurants, antique shops, a variety of clothing stores, art galleries, professional services, and more.  

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Just a few of the exciting news items for Franklin, Tennessee: 

FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE MAKES "BEST SMALL TOWN" TOP TEN LIST
Southern Living named Franklin to its Readers' Choice Awards top ten list, ranking fifth for "Best Small Town". Franklin joins a diverse group of destinations in the listing. Southern Living readers voted for their favorites in the different categories. January's issue names the magazine readers' choices for "best" places to stay, visit, shop and dine in the South. 

FRANKLIN NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S DOZEN 2009 DISTINCTIVE DESTINATIONS by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has given Franklin the prestigious title of Distinctive Destination for offering an authentic visitor experience by combining dynamic downtowns, cultural diversity, attractive architecture and a strong commitment to historic preservation. 

CITY OF FRANKLIN NAMED ONE OF TOP 50 IN NATION TO START A SMALL BUSINESS
Business Week online has named Franklin, Tennessee as one of the top fifty cities to start a small business. The magazine states Franklin has universal qualities such as affordability, availability of a talented labor pool, existence of a thriving business community and quality of life. Business Week chose one small city in every state based on 11 factors that shape a city's entrepreneurial climate, from education level of the workforce to the amount of venture-capital investment to the number of startups. 

FRANKLIN TENNESSEE'S GOAL TO BECOME A TOP 25 GREEN CITY
Franklin Tennessee City leaders took further steps in their goal to become one of the country’s Top 25 Green Cities and a regional leader in sustainability. A Sustainability Task Force held its first meeting on Monday, November 24 at 5:00pm. This group is responsible for developing a Sustainability Plan based on public input obtained during a workshop held in September. 
 

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