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Franklin included on Money's Best Places to Live list

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Franklin's Main Street Festival draws thousands to downtown Franklin annually.

Franklin has been named to a prestigious Best Places to Live list by Money.

Following its inaugural list of the Best Mortgage Lenders of 2020, Money, the digital destination for personal finance and news, announced its annual ranking of the Best Places to Live featuring 50 towns and cities where the economy, job growth and housing market remained strong despite COVID-19 disruptions. This year, Money looked at towns and cities with a population of at least 25,000 and ranked the Best Places to Live putting the greatest emphasis on economic factors, like employment opportunities, as well as supply and demand for homes, cost of living, quality of schools, racial and economic diversity, and health and safety.  

Money’s No. 1 pick for Best Places to Live this year is Evans, Georgia, which is brimming with good-paying jobs thanks to its proximity to Augusta as well as affordable homes, top schools, access to arts and culture, and a diverse population, which some residents attribute to its military presence. Franklin was placed eighth on the list.

“This year, given the general uncertainty around where and how we'll live, our list looks a little different,” said Prachi Bhardwaj, lead reporter of Money’s Best Places to Live. “We shifted our priorities to pay more attention to cities that aren't just doing well now, but that show great promise and stability for the next five to 10 years. We also included suburban towns situated further away from major metros and have more industry diversity than you've seen from our list in years past.”

Money’s Top 20 Best Places to Live include:

1. Evans, Georgia

2. Parker, Colorado

3. Meridian, Idaho

4. Rockwall, Texas  

5. Columbia, Maryland

6. Westfield, Indiana

7. Syracuse, Utah

8. Franklin, Tennessee

9. Woodbury, Minnesota

10. Morrisville, North Carolina

11. Ashburn, Virginia  

12. South Windsor, Connecticut

13. St Peters, Missouri 

14. Chelmsford, Massachusetts

15. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

16. Mount Laurel, New Jersey

17. Woodstock, Georgia

18. Broomfield, Colorado

19. Abington, Pennsylvania

20. Midlothian, Virginia

For Money’s complete list of the Best Places to Live, click here. To learn more on the methodology of the ranking, click here

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