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Living In Historic Downtown Franklin Could Look Very Different By 2020
by TJ Anderson
Downtown Franklin photo: EandJsFilmCrew
Lots of Middle Tennessee homebuyers find themselves drawn to Historic Downtown Franklin, for obvious reasons — a bustling center Square with shopping, dining and entertainment options; beautiful historic architecture; close proximity to nature; highly regarded Williamson County schools; and so much more.
There’s something of a best-of-both-worlds aspect to living in Downtown Franklin, too — by buying a home near the Square, you have walkable access to busy city vibes, while living in a more suburban energy.
Residing right in the thick of things there, though — on Main Street, in a full urban setting — hasn’t been so plentiful an option, traditionally. But that’s set to change come 2019, with the expected opening of Harpeth Square, taking over an entire city block of Historic Downtown Franklin.
Once the development is completed, 150 leasable residences are expected, filled with high-end finishes and surrounded by “resort-style” amenities, and planted adjacent to a new upscale Curio Hilton Hotel, which is set to include a spa, a fine-dining restaurant and a cafe.
First Avenue is getting upgrades in conjunction with the development too, with new sidewalks and parking spaces, and down the line, they’re expecting to connect to the proposed Franklin Riverwalk, which would add pedestrian and bike paths to a revamped downtown riverfront.
Buying a home in Historic Downtown Franklin
In the meantime, living within walking distance of all there is to do in Downtown Franklin is certainly a doable (if limited, stock-wise) option for Middle Tennessee homebuyers.
Below, a couple of homes on the market now in Downtown Franklin that put you within a few blocks of all the current businesses that line the Square, and ready to take advantage of all the new additions in the works.
109 Lewisburg Ave
Franklin, TN 37064
Downtown Franklin’s turn-of-the-century homes get a lot of the attention, but you’ll also find spacious midcentury ranches like this one, just a few blocks from Main Street.
1107 Park St
Franklin, TN 37064
Newer but with neighborhood-appropriate aesthetics and classic finishes, this nearly 3,000-square-foot 2017 build is a half mile or so walk from all the stuff in the Square.
Hoping to settle in Historic Downtown Franklin, or elsewhere in Franklin? I’d love to help you find your Williamson County dream home. Check out some homes for sale in Franklin, Tennessee, here, and call or email TJ Anderson Homes to get started.
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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