Franklin has a unique blend of history and progress. From the moment you enter the charming downtown area, you will probably never want to leave. Downtown comprises a beautiful 15 block historic district, which exhibits true Southern hospitality. Downtown Franklin offers elegant shopping, restaurants, antique shops, a variety of clothing stores, art galleries, professional services, and more. Located south of Nashville in Williamson County, Franklin is home to major corporate headquarters, historical attractions, a lively music scene, an abundance of shopping and plenty of parks. The Downtown Franklin Historic District was named one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods by the American Preservation Association’s Great Places in America program. Also known for quality schools, Franklin students routinely achieve some of the top test scores in the state.