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Franklin, North Carolina

Get to Know Your Mountain Side!

Nestled in NC’s southern mountains, in the foothills of the Great Smokies. The Franklin, NC area offers never-ending supply of things to do, for adults AND kids of all ages!

If you’re looking to make a move to the area, we can help you! Our Visitor & Relocation Guide is packed full of information, as well as, all of our member businesses, where you can make calls to ensure you have everything you’ll need to get settled in right away. We want to give you all the tools you’ll need to make a smooth transition to Franklin, NC!


“Known as the Gem Capital of the World, Franklin has a rich history in gem mining and more recently, Franklin has become known for our adventure opportunities. We're proud to be a Certified Appalachian Trail Community.”


Come for a Visit, Stay for the Lifestyle


Our website is a great place to start exploring all there is here in the Franklin area, from hiking, biking, kayaking, and more to gem mining, local specialty shops, crafters, and artisans. We also have a newly rejuvenated downtown district with museums, boutiques, restaurants, two craft beer breweries, and so much more.


You’ll truly feel at home, in a town that embraces many facets of life, from our older and senior residents, to our younger adults, and everyone in between, we are a community of like minded people who love their town, their friends, and most of all their families. We’d invite you to take a look at our site here below, and see for yourself, that our people are our number one asset in the Franklin, NC area.

If you'd like to receive our official Visitor & Relocation Guide, send us an email to


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