Middle Tennessee City Honored As Top Place To Live in America

Well, it looks like the rest of the country is finally figuring out that Middle Tennessee is a great place to live.

Recently, Money magazine unveiled its top 100 “Best Places to Live in 2017.” And coming in at #4 on the list was… Franklin.

Characterizing the 73,000-person city as “bursting with culture, charm, and hospitality,” the publication noted Franklin’s collection of large employers, affordability, 12.3% expected job growth, and 96% high school graduation rate as reasons for its inclusion on the list. In fact, Franklin was the highest-ranked community in the southwestern United States.

Downtown Franklin at Christmastime. Image credit: EandJsFilmCrew/Flickr

Money magazine’s recognition is the latest in a series of honors garnered by Franklin in recent years, including:

  • A Top 10 Place to Retire by Money Magazine
  • A Top 50 City to Start a Small Business by Business Week Magazine
  • A Top 10 Great Neighborhood (downtown) by the American Planning Association
  • Best Southern Town by Gardens and Guns Magazine
  • #1 Small Town in Tennessee To Put Down Roots In by Movoto

So what’s Franklin’s secret? Residents will tell you that it’s the strong sense of community, the huge variety of leisure activities and events, and the commitment to American values such as education and hard work. We at Platinum Holiday Lighting are proud to be a part of the community in Franklin and throughout Middle Tennessee.

Since 2005, Platinum Holiday Lighting has been decorating area homes for the holidays, and we’re thankful for all our customers. And because the Christmas season will be here before you know it, why not get on our schedule today and beat the pre-holiday rush? Call us today at 615-788-0085 or contact us online.