Franklin, KY, located in the heart of Simpson County, provides its residents an escape from big city living in a beautiful and thriving community. Franklin is situated between Bowling Green and Nashville. Approximately 8,500 people call Franklin their home. Our community prides itself on its economic growth, an agriculturally based economy, small town charm, and strong family values. Start shopping for Franklin, KY real estate.
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Franklin's lower cost of living and affordable home prices make the community a popular place for families and young professionals to call home. Since 2000, the local population has grown 8.37% and the local, median home price is just $96,500. The Franklin real estate market is rich with single family homes! Browse the latest real estate listings in Franklin, KY.
Franklin students attend public school in the countywide school district, Simpson County Schools. The district operates a kindergarten, two elementary schools, a middle school and two high school campuses. Franklin is also home to a popular private school, The Faith Baptist Academy.
Franklin and its surrounding communities are also home to one the state's most robust economies. As companies continue to flock to South Central Kentucky, the manufacturing, education, healthcare and service industries are growing rapidly. Some of the region's largest employers include Houchens Industries, Western Kentucky University, Commonwealth Health Corporation, Warren County Public Schools, Fruit of the Loom, Bowling Green Metalforming, Logan Aluminum, Sun Products and the GM Corvette Assembly Plant.
Family fun and recreation top the list of things to do in Franklin. The childhood home of PGA Golfer, Kenny Perry, makes Franklin is a great place to hit the links. In part due to his hometown pride, Perry operates a golf course here. Visit the Country Creek Golf Course for 18 challenging holes.
Discover Franklin's history at one of its local museums. The African American Heritage Center houses artifacts and local history exhibits. The Octagon Hall Museum is located on the site of a unique, eight-sided estate. During the Civil War, Octagon Hall was used by both Confederate and Union troops. Today, visitors can explore life in 1850s Kentucky. Delve even deeper into local history at the Old Stone Jail. Home to the Simpson County Archives and Historical Society, this attraction was once home to the county jail and jailer's residence.
The Franklin Drive-In is a great place to catch the latest movie. Spend a day on the water at the West Fork Drakes Reservoir. Fishing here is always a good time. The lake is home to a variety of fish including bluegill, largemouth bass, white crappie, common carp, channel catfish, blue catfish, green sunfish and redear sunfish.
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