Franklin… 1 of the Best says CNNMoney.com


Downtown Franklin
Downtown Franklin

I sit here this morning on my front porch with birds singing, the sun shining and a slight breeze. It is picturesque. It is the middle of July, yet the mild 80° and low humidity fools your senses into thinking it is a glorious spring day. 

I am surrounded by wonderful neighbors. Some of them are young families who are raising preschoolers, a few singles and two grandma’s who love on everyone. 

I can walk to downtown to shop or grab coffee with a friend. There’s an array of unique boutiques and eateries. Or if you can’t find something to your liking, Cool Springs is moments away where places to shop and eat abound. 

Ahhh…. I love Franklin. And these are many of the reasons it made CNNMoney.com’s Best Places to Live 2008 list at #45! 

I moved here in 1991 for a summer break with a girlfriend and never left. 17 years later, it is still home. I’ve passed on career moves and personal moves because the quality of life here is so vast. It surrounds you with its heritage and culture and feeling of community. There is no place I would rather call home.  However, there are a few places on the list that look appealing. It would take a lot to get me to even consider moving.

On a side note:  Williamson County and Maury County ranked #3 and #4 respectively on the Top 100 Skinniest Places to live in the same poll, coming in with a BMI of 25!  Ya know its because we all run! : )

Where do you live?

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One thought on “Franklin… 1 of the Best says CNNMoney.com

  1. Wow, Amy! Had no idea we made the CNN top 100 places to live. Love that….I need to boast about this to all the big city friends I left behind in my wake. They think I’ve lost my mind. Oh yeah!

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