The Town of Franklin NC

FRANKLIN NC REAL ESTATE - THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN

 

The Town of Franklin NC 
Downtown Franklin This article is from the Town of Franklin website. 

The Town of Franklin is a unique village nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Franklin is the county seat and was founded in 1855 and named for an eighteenth century political leader, Jesse Franklin. An ancient Native American Burial Mound located in the heart of town serves as a reminder of an earlier time when the Cherokee lived in and around what is now called Franklin. Streets with names like Wayah, Ulco, Iotla and Watauga reflect Native American heritage.

Franklin is home to approximately 3,800 citizens, but the population nearly doubles during the spring, summer and fall seasons due to our temperate climate and beautiful scenery. Franklin's geographical position enables one to enjoy cool summer nights and mild winters. With a healthy tourism industry and lots of local people taking an active role in the community, there are always exciting activities and places to go. Visit the Franklin
Main Street Program for more information.

Evidence of the bustling community's growth is found in the census figures. In 1890 the population was only 281, now it is over 3,800. Census figures for each decade show a steady increase. Franklin is fast becoming a choice retirement place with a summer population increasing to double the number of year round residents.

Today, the Town of Franklin is recognized as the trade center of Southwestern North Carolina. Several old established businesses plus many new ones supply the home builders' needs from foundation to finish. Tourism also plays a large role in the economy of Franklin in providing an outlet for the many beautiful crafts created by the natives and the newcomers.

Though historically Protestant, many other established churches are found in and around the Town of Franklin. The medical, educational and recreational facilities are outstanding. The beauty of the mountains, lakes and valleys attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Franklin is governed by a Manager / Council form of government. Elections are held bi-annually to elect the Mayor and three of the six Aldermen. Aldermen run for terms of four years. A staff of sixty-six regular employees provide the services of police&fire protection, water, street maintenance, sewer and administrative work.

 Fire protection is provided by a dedicated group of 30 volunteer firemen and 3 full-time paid staff.

The key to the success and peaceful atmosphere that prevail in this small town are the many hardworking, God fearing, loyal citizens that call Franklin home.

Civil War Memorial Links

Franklin Chamber of Commerce 
Main Street Program
Fontana Regional Library

Discover Franklin 
Macon County 
Franklin - Facts and Figures
REAL ESTATE INFORMATION

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Macon County NC Real Estate with Specialty in Franklin & Otto
"Offering Solutions to My Clients"
Your gateway to Paradise in the Smokey Mountains of Franklin, NC.
John Becker / Bald Head, provides a superior level of informed, professional real estate service to Buyers and Sellers.

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January 4th, 2013 Our first real estate dealing with John Becker (aka Baldhead) was when selling our primary residence in Franklin, NC as he was the agent representing the buyers. Not only did he present a successful contract but the offer exceeded our asking price! Since we were so impressed with his process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills, in 2012 we listed and sold our second home with him. John doesn't just wait around for the "right" buyer to walk in the office he aggressively pursues perspective buyers through professional contacts, extensive Internet exposure, and local advertising. The video John produced of our home was HGTV worthy and initiated immediate interest. Just a few weeks after listing John presented us with an acceptable offer and handled all the details of the process through closing. We were very impressed with his support and communication and would highly recommend his services. If you are truly serious about buying or selling a home in this area you need a full time professional agent with local knowledge, and John Becker is by far the best choice. Graydon & Susan Smith
Sep 10, 2011 John Becker was fantastic as our realtor. He helped us look at houses for over 2 years before we finally found the house we wanted and helped us navigate the short sale and foreclosure process perfectly. At all times he was professional, honest, and responsive. Thank you John and we look forward to having you as our realtor in the future. Thanks Chip & Mary Ann Godwin Chip & Mary Ann Godwin
Wendell & Karen ‎ - Sep 4, 2011 One Saturday on a whim I told my wife I was going to talk to John “Bald Head The Realtor” about some property I come across. After a short conversation with John he had formulated a plan. I was amazed that in less than a week we were on the fast track to owning the property. During the course of the negotiations John helped us overcome many potential obstacles to owning our first property in beautiful Franklin, NC. He always responded quickly to our questions. I soon became aware that this was a man I could trust - a rare find. My wife and I will always be grateful to John for helping us realize our dream of owning our own piece of this majestic land. Wendell and Karen, Franklin, NC Wendell & Karen
Kathryn P ‎ - Sep 28, 2011 Thanks so much John for being you as you are SUPER! My Dad and I were blessed that you were the listing agent on the home we first looked at as that led us to you. And you made our whole experience one that was so darn easy and pleasant. Working with you through the whole experience of looking at both homes was a total delight. Not only do you listen, you make the rather grueling process of home shopping to be fun. Thanks so much for your good humor and grace under pressure. Your smile alone made the paper signing go faster. You surround yourself with great people, too. From your assistant to your real estate attorney...all top notch and the nicest of folks to work with in the home buying process. I know I will certainly be recommending you to others and if I ever have to do this again.....you will be the first person I call. Kathryn Kathryn Pickens
Aug 22, 2011 "We have to admit that all of this "Bald Head" business seemed a bit much at first, but it took very little time with him to come to the realization that John "Bald Head" Becker is a very serious and effective real estate broker who in our experience and opinion is simply the best. Not only did "Bald Head" give us focused attention, maintained very active and prompt communications with us but also went way beyond our expectations in anticipating and filling practical needs. We would use him again in a heartbeat and only lament that we cannot also employ him to sell our house in Raleigh. We highly recommend "Bald Head The Realtor" to you and without reservation." Bill & Pam Peterson
Hey John, What a job you did! Listed in June and sold in August, in this economy ! Thanks for all the follow up work getting it closed in such a short time. Thanks again, James and Barbara Frank Aug. 13th 2011 Jim & Barbara Frank
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