MONEY Magazine names America’s 100 best small cities, including two in Middle Tennessee

MONEY magazine has named America’s 100 best small cities, including Franklin and Hendersonville, TN. These terrific small cities offer what American families care about most — strong job opportunities, great schools, low crime, quality health care, and plenty to do. And they’re true communities too.

MONEY magazine has named America’s 100 best small cities, including Franklin, TN. Visit The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty website to search for homes currently for sale in Franklin.

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#52: Franklin, TN

Franklin residents respect the past — yet are eager to embrace the future. In the well-preserved 15-block historic district, parking garages are equipped with charging stations for electric cars. While most residents make the 20-mile commute to Nashville, some live and work in Franklin thanks to major employers like Nissan and Community Health Systems.
MONEY magazine has named America’s 100 best small cities, including Hendersonville, TN. Visit The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty website to search for homes currently for sale in Hendersonville.

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#86: Hendersonville, TN

Smack dab in the heartland of country music, stars from Taylor Swift to Conway Twitty to Johnny Cash have called this Nashville suburb home. The city has experienced rapid growth in recent years, adding shopping, restaurants, and white-collar jobs, even though a lot of residents commute into Nashville, just over 20 minutes away. Schools are top-notch.

How did they determine the best places to live?

Using statistics from data services company Onboard Informatics, they crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America’s best small cities for families. (Last year, they looked at small towns, with populations between 8,500 and 50,000.) Here’s how:

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Start with all U.S. towns with populations of 50,000 to 300,000.

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Screen out places with a median family income of more than 200% or less than 85% of the state average; those with more than 95% of one race; and those with poor education and crime scores.

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Exclude retirement communities and towns with major job losses. Rank the rest based on job growth, home affordability, safety, school quality, health care, arts and leisure, diversity, and several ease-of-living criteria.

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Factor in more data on the economy (including the fiscal strength of state and local governments), plus jobs, housing, health care, and happiness. Give the most weight to economic data.

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Visit towns and interview residents; assess traffic, parks, and gathering places; and consider intangibles like community spirit.

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Select the winner based on the data and reporting.

We are thrilled that two of the cities named were in the Greater Nashville area!

Video: Impeccably Designed Home For Sale in Franklin

Franklin Home For Sale - 1205 Perkins Lane

Impeccable and beautiful home in Franklin! Professional design details throughout. Honed carrera marble kitchen counters, professional gas range, Asko diswasher, Franke faucet, Farrow & Ball paint, hardwood floors downstairs & owners suite. Lush landscaping, amazing backyard! Click on the image for more photos and information from The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

1205 Perkins Lane
Franklin, TN  37069

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath
$439,900

Please contact the listing agent regarding this home:

Angela Wright
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
angela.wright@sothebysrealty.com
615.406.3212

All-American Farmhouse for Sale in Franklin, TN

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln

A lovely, renovated farmhouse near downtown Franklin on 9.2 acres for sale. Please click on the image for more photos and information from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

A lovely, renovated farmhouse near downtown Franklin on 9.2 acres for sale. Please click on the image for more photos and information from The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

You cannot get much more all-American than this….a stunning white traditional Georgian style home on an inviting 9.2 acres in middle Tennessee. Absolutely breathtaking! Pastures and rolling hills surround the home nestled in just enough mature trees to provide shade on a sunny afternoon.

Situated on 9.2 acres, 1488  Coleman Road is ideal for horses.

Situated on 9.2 acres, 1488 Coleman Road is ideal for horses.

The interior will delight even more than the exterior. The home has traditional elements such as original wide plank flooring and vaulted plank ceilings. You feel as if you are back in an old farmhouse yet modern conveniences and decorative appointments let you know you are firmly planted in the present day.

The interior of this farmhouse is modern and fresh.

The interior of this farmhouse is modern and fresh.

A crisp apple green reflects the natural light entering the kitchen.  Please click on the image for more photos and information on this Franklin home for sale from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

A crisp apple green color reflects the natural light entering the kitchen. Please click on the image for more photos and information on this Franklin home for sale from The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

The kitchen has been painted in a vibrant green apple which is a wonderful contrast to the white cabinets and earth tone granite. The tin-like tile backsplash is one of the elements that is modern and traditional all in one. The kitchen has plenty of work areas and a small eating space, perfect for breakfast. There is also a separate dining room that easily seats eight or more.

The home provides three spacious bedrooms including an owner’s retreat with sitting area. The attached master bath has double vanities, a walk-in shower, and a continuation of the vaulted plank ceilings.

A large master suite with vaulted ceilings and an airy feel is on the second floor in this Franklin home.

A large master suite with vaulted plank ceilings and an airy feel is on the second floor in this Franklin home.

A master bath perfect for two!  Please click on the image for more photos and information from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

A master bath perfect for two! Please click on the image for more photos and information from The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

The home has multiple relaxing living areas including a spectacular sunroom with a brick tile floor. The large crystal-clear windows run down one side of the room and French doors along another wall open onto a covered patio. From there you can access the outdoor cooking area, open patio and pool. While you are outside check out the detached three car garage with in-law suite, man cave or home office above.

A swimming pool is the perfect way to relax at this Franklin, TN, home for sale.

A swimming pool is the perfect way to relax at this Franklin, TN, home for sale.

What a beautiful perfect farm and just minutes from downtown Franklin. The property could have a number of uses, of course filling the pastures with horses may rank top on your list.

3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath and 1 Half Bath
Offered at $699,900
1488 Coleman Road
Franklin, TN 37064

For more information, please contact:

Pat Heckman, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Pat Heckman, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Patricia Heckman

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
pat.heckman@sothebysrealty.com
615.426.0397