If you’re searching for a great Nashville suburb, it’s easy to fall in love with the city of Franklin. Located 20 miles south of Music City and renowned for its beautiful historic downtown, Franklin has some of the best schools in the state and all the conveniences you could need in close proximity. So it’s no surprise that even in the economic downturn new home construction has continued here. Here’s a glance at a trio of new home communities that illustrate the range of price points you’ll find in Franklin.
- Ladd Park
The developer of Ladd Park was sensitive in developing this beautiful tract of land next to the Harpeth River southeast of Franklin. Residents enjoy the use of a 150 acre park, 10 miles of paved walking trails, and a riverside canoe launch. The traditionally inspired homes feature four sided brick and stone elevations; the ones featuring Tudor Revival architecture are especially striking. Ladd Park is zoned for Oakview Elementary, Page Middle School, and Page High School. Homes start in the $230s.
Westhaven was the first traditional neighborhood development (TND) in Williamson County, and it’s also the area’s best selling new community. Historically inspired architecture dominates, with the repetition of elevations strictly limited. Front porches, charming squares, and beautifully designed landscaping all add up to a gorgeous neighborhood. It’s also a swim and tennis community, and the grownups will be happy to know there’s an adults-only pool. Westhaven even has its own town center, complete with independent businesses and a Harris Teeter grocery store. New condos in the town center start in the $270s, while estate homes reach $900,000.
At the upper end of Franklin real estate are the new estate homes in the Avalon community. Avalon is north of Franklin near the Cool Springs area. Here, European architecture is played up for dramatic effect, and lots tend to be large and graced with plenty of natural beauty. In fact, the scenery of Avalon is probably its greatest asset. 300 of its 650 acre coverage is to be preserved for prosperity, ensuring the plentiful wildlife will provide resident entertainment for years to come. Another plus for Avalon is its location in the great Ravenwood High School district. The most palatial Avalon homes can reach $2,000,000.