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Why Retirees Are Moving To Franklin, TN



There are a lot of reasons to love Williamson County. It’s close commute to Nashville, its top rated schools, the family friendly communities throughout the county. These factors make it easy to see why families are flocking to the area. But did you know that Franklin was recently named #2 in a Bankrate study for top cities for retirement? Turns out the city has just as many great perks for seniors as it does for younger families.

Here are a few of the reasons why retirees are moving to Franklin, TN.

  • Housing – Franklin has a fairly diverse housing market, offering retirees choice about what lifestyle they want to embrace at this stage in their lives. There are modern, traditional, and historic homes. Don’t forget the  farms, apartments, community neighborhoods and senior communities with assisted living facilities too.
  • Lifestyle – Franklin scores big on a number of desirable lifestyle factors. The cost of living, crime, and taxes are all low while the health care cost and quality are good. Retirees in Franklin also report a strong sense of well being living in the area. Part of the draw is that Franklin has enough activities and recreational amenities to satisfy most and those seeking even more city-life can drive quickly into Nashville.
  • Climate – Though summers can get hot, winters in Franklin are pretty mild. Lots of retirees are happy to trade in cold winters for  more humid summers.

We’ve noticed a trend too among retirees moving to Franklin. Many visit the area first to see children and grandchildren. After spending time in the community they start to consider what it might be like to move there. With multiple upsides and very little downsides, it doesn’t take long to reach a decision!

Are you looking for an excellent city for retirement? Want to know what homes are available right now in Franklin? Call DeSelms Real Estate today at 615.550.5565 and let one of our award winning agents find the right fit for you!


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