Blending suburban neighborhoods with gracious country manors and the quaint charm of a Southern atmosphere, Franklin serves as the county seat. Commuters to Nashville can look forward to an easy 30-minute drive, although the corporations in Brentwood are even closer to home. With the focal point of a restored downtown square with beautiful century-old homes, delightful antique shops and commercial developments, Franklin represents one of the region’s strongest magnets for tourism. Historic sites, famous battlefields, and plantation homes join gardens and lush greenery to create a picture-perfect setting. The business and residential community of Cool Springs contrasts new commercial construction and advanced technology companies with Franklin’s charm.