Have you seen the new ‘Nashville is the new L.A.’ t-shirts yet??? We’ve started seeing more and more of these fun shirts around Nashville. Now, Jim and I are each getting one!
Franklin / Nashville Basics
If you're new to the Franklin / Nashville area, we can pretty much guarantee that you're going to love it here! This is where local residents share everything you need to know about living in Williamson County (Franklin), Davidson County (Nashville), and surrounding areas. See what different neighborhoods & communities are like, our favorite house hunting tips, and little-known facts about living in Middle Tennessee. Welcome neighbor!
There’s a new park in town! Franklin, Tennessee gets a new park, managed by Williamson County Parks & Rec and built adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Highway 96. Here are first photos of the build process.
Tennessee ranks 3rd as the most tax-friendly state in the U.S. Overall, the local tax burden, as a percentage of income, is 8.5% in Tennessee. Specifically, the city of Murfreesboro is the most tax-friendly city in Tennessee.
Our neighbor to the south of Franklin — Spring Hill, Tennessee — has been named the most business-friendly city in Tennessee!
I have hard & fast proof that no one reads the newspaper anymore. Either that, or peer pressure has taken over in my neighborhood, and everyone seems to follow suit. Do you know when trash collection days are in your neighborhood?…
This 5th grader from Franklin Road Academy found a way to use bubble wrap as an ‘artificial skin’ for amputees. Yep, Grayson Rosenberger invented a one-of-a-kind cosmetic covering for prosthetic legs. Here’s the story…
America’s Promise Alliance selected the 100 best communities from a list of 750 from all 50 states. The three Tennessee cities that were named kid-friendly: Nashville, Bristol and Germantown. Here are the details…
One of my favorite things to do is to look at very old photos of Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee. Here’s a classic one… it’s the oldest known picture of Nashville. I strongly encourage you to check out the rest of Marty’s collection of historical photographs from Nashville, Tennessee.
Do you think of Nashville as a party town? Word is, Nashville is the 4th best party city in the U.S. Check out the Top 10 Party Cities here…
I’ve been adding bits & pieces to my growing collection of ‘crazy cowboy things’ for quite awhile now… I guess now seems as good a time as any to share my collection of funny cowboy stuff. Enjoy!
Virtually everywhere we’ve considered in Williamson County as a place to build our home, we’ve had to back out simply because they don’t offer high-speed Internet there. Who knew that in one of the wealthiest parts of Tennessee, there are so many people living with dial-up Internet service in this day and age?! That, or no Internet at all!
Something struck me as odd when I saw this OLD-timey Army truck passing through downtown Nashville — right past the Capitol Building — yesterday during rush hour.
In case you haven’t already noticed… the Japanese Beetles are back! And they’re here to stay. (In Tennessee, Japanese Beetles are usually a problem from the middle of June until the middle of August.) How do you know for sure if you’ve got a problem with Japanese Beetles? Three ways…
Do you know what you want in your next home? We’ve been looking at homes — again — and we’ve learned a few things along the way. Here are some helpful resources if you’re looking for a home in Franklin, TN or the Williamson County, Tennessee area.
Franklin was under the gun through a series of very bad thunderstorms, hail storms, and tornadoes from about 4pm until well after midnight on Friday, April 7, 2006. When all was said and done, some 35 tornadoes had touched down…
Ever since we moved to Tennessee, one thing that strikes us as funny is the number of ‘snow days’ that school-age kids get each year… and even the number of days that school is canceled due to RAIN — in preparation for subsequent flooding. They tend to cancel school the night before, based on the premise that it’s going to snow, rain, or sleet, rather than on actual precipitation.
Tennessee’s roadside assisted program is called ‘HELP’ and features lime yellow colored trucks which roam the major roadways assisting stranded motorists and facilitating traffic flow after major and minor accidents. In Nashville, the trucks are imprinted with the words ‘Highway Incident Response Unit’ – HIRU.
A picture of the Nashville skyline as the sun was setting over the city. The skyscrapers are glistening in the sunlight, with just the right amount of shadows…
University of Tennessee fans will love this UT pumpkin template!
The following summarizes my experience the other day when I went to the Williamson County driver license branch to renew my Tennessee driver’s license…
A handful of realtors in our area are going above and beyond to keep local residents informed about home sales in Franklin, Tennessee. I, for one, am thankful for their efforts. I especially like Gennifer Mallard and Diane Mason… here’s why.
A photograph capturing the mood of the last day of school… this one captures the PARENTS’ enthusiasm for this special occasion!
About a dozen or so volunteers from Bellevue Community Church got together to bring a single mom’s home back up to code after a devastating fire in Nashville.
A photo-essay of a recent hail storm in Franklin, Tennessee.
It appears that we live in the HOTTEST zip code in middle Tennessee!… Here’s more about living in Franklin, Tennessee — specifically, in zip code 37064.