Also a popular event annually is the Williamson County Fair, which takes place during August at the Williamson County Ag EXPO Park. Attendees can listen to live music, participate in a variety of competitions, enjoy delicious food and go for a spin on the many rides available.

The population of Franklin has grown more than 500 percent – yes, 500 percent – ever since 1980 when the city began a commercial and residential boom. The population in 1980 was 12,407, and the population today is estimated at about 76,000 and still growing. Franklin now has five zip codes.

Franklin is known for its good quality of life, with the median income for households at a respectable $85,671. Houses are a bit pricey at an average of $321,400.

One of the biggest reasons why people move to Franklin is the excellent schools for their children. Serving the community are the Williamson County School District and Franklin Special School District, and top private schools include Battle Ground Academy, Benton Hall School, Franklin Christian Academy and Montessori School of Franklin. In addition, the city hosts six college and university campuses.