WELCOME TO FRANKLIN
Charming, peaceful town full of historic homes
This peaceful neighborhood offers historic charm around every corner. The Village Center is full of 19th Century homes that have been repurposed for businesses, giving even the commercial district an air of days gone by. This tight-knit community works hard to maintain its small-town feel, and everything here, from events to residents themselves, radiates a sense of welcoming nostalgia.
Franklin was founded in 1825 and became a center for many businesses, such as a cider mill, distilleries, and a wagon shop. It wasn’t until the 1920s that it really began to blossom as a residential area, and many of the homes built during that period are still standing today.
The early 20th Century homes in Franklin are revered because they are some of the most historic and well-maintained buildings in the Detroit area. No two homes are identical here, and Franklin residents have the honor of claiming these charming pieces of history as their own. However, for those who prefer a more modern home, there are plenty of newer homes nestled along the streets of Franklin.
WHAT TO LOVE
- Stately, historic homes
- Charming small-town atmosphere
- Fun community events
Franklin has a rural atmosphere steeped in historic charm. From the Village Center to the wooded streets, there is a serenity to this neighborhood. It is a diverse neighborhood that boasts a quiet, community-centered lifestyle, making it ideal for families and empty nesters.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
Businesses in Franklin are charming and eclectic. Many of them are housed in historic homes.
Zieben Mare is a luxury boutique store that specializes in beautiful things of many categories. From gorgeous, imported dishware to high-end clothing lines, Zieben Mare
is dedicated to bringing the best and most beautiful to Franklin. So Zen
is a fabulous jewelry store by Alise Marks that specializes in semi-precious and precious stones.
Located in an 1840’s carriage shop, The Franklin Grill
serves delicious seasonal dishes in a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
THINGS TO DO
A community full of small-town charm, Franklin does not disappoint when it comes to community events and local happenings.
The Franklin Labor Day Roundup is a delightful event that features a parade, classic car show, pet adoption fair, games, live music, and more. Every fall, Franklin Cider Mill
opens its doors to the public with apple pies, cider donuts, steaming cups of cider, and a fall atmosphere like no other. This spot is a tradition not only for the residents of Franklin but for Detroit as a whole.
Franklin Hills Country Club
has been a gathering place for the community since it opened in 1927. It has a luscious 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, a fitness facility, and a pool. Being a member or a guest here is a wonderful way to enjoy all that Franklin has to offer.
Driven by Lisa MacDonald
is a boutique fitness studio located in Downtown Franklin. They offer unparalleled personal training expertise using state-of-the-art equipment.