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Franklin Real Estate

Franklin is a city in Williamson County, Tennessee. Located about 21 miles south of Nashville, it is one of the principal cities of the Nashville metropolitan area and Middle Tennessee. As of 2019, its estimated population was 83,097, and it is the seventh-largest city in Tennessee.

Franklin has rapidly developed as a residential and business suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, which has been a catalyst of regional economic growth. Franklin’s population has increased more than five-fold since 1980, when its population was 12,407. In 2010, the city had a population of 62,487. As of 2017 Census estimates, it is the state’s seventh-largest city. In 2017, the City of Franklin was ranked the 8th fastest-growing city in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, increasing 4.9 percent between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017.

Many of its residents commute to businesses in Nashville, which is 20 miles away. The regional economy has also expanded, with considerable growth in businesses and jobs in Franklin and Williamson County.

The city’s enhancement and preservation of its historic assets has helped attract new residents and tourists. This work in the historic preservation movement was catalyzed by passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. City residents have worked to identify and preserve its most significant historic assets. Five historic districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as are many individual buildings.

Top employers

According to the City’s 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of employees
1 Community Health Systems 2,652
2 Nissan North America 1,700
3 Optum 1,600
4 Williamson Medical Center 1,201
5 Mars Petcare US 1,000
6 Lee Company 877
7 Ford Motor Credit 860
8 Schneider Electric 850
9 EviCore Healthcare 653
10 Jackson National Life Insurance Co. 518