Strawberries on Franklin’s Square

Strawberries on the Square

Fresh fruit is one of my favorite things on the planet, so when I found out Franklin had a strawberry festival, there was no question I’d be there. Though I came to this annual event for the strawberries, I stayed for the live music, garage sale, and classic cars that were also part of the event. […]

Franklin Guide to Vintage Shopping Part II

Curly Willow Antique Store in Franklin

  Welcome to part two in the Franklin Guide to Vintage Shopping, where I’ll take you on a walk down the 400 block of Jefferson Street. This is Franklin’s antique/resale/vintage district, where you’ll find at least six different stores filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Some of the shops are best for furniture, others for […]

The Franklin Guide to Vintage Shopping

Salvage Sisters exterior in Franklin

Franklin is a small town of about 25,000 people. Like most small suburban towns in America, it has a movie theater, nice parks, a good library. But Franklin has something else: a downtown block lined entirely with vintage and antique shops, which sell everything from odd trinkets and plants to antique wedding dresses and large armoires.  These […]

Back in Time at the Artcraft

Franklin's historic Artcraft Theater shows classic movies on Fridays and Saturdays in downtown Franklin.

Bogart’s brooding voice poured through the speakers: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine,” and I got chills. Hearing those famous words, and many more, coming from the screen of a 1920′s era theater was the closest I’ve ever come to movie-viewing perfection. Be prepared […]

Franklin Market Saw 20 Percent Drop in 2012


Improvements were seen in the Franklin real estate market, albeit not to the same extend as other nearby Central Indiana towns and cities. A total of 390 homes were sold during all of 2012, or 3.1 percent more, compared to a total of 381 for all of 2011. This translates to a monthly average of […]

Franklin Homes Spend 56 Percent Less Time on Market


Amid some disappointing statistical developments in the October Franklin real estate market were just a few glimmers of light. The most recent total of 23 closings that took place in October was down 42.5 percent versus the previous month’s total of 40. Not only this, bit versus last October’s total of 36 it is a […]

Franklin Real Estate Market Sees 13.5-Percent Increase in Sales in June, 2012

The Franklin real estate market showed some nice gains in June, 2012. Since falling to a 6-month low of 26 in March of this year, June’s total of 42 marked the 3rd consecutive month of increase for Franklin pending sales, this time by 7.7 percent versus May’s total of 39. Even better is the fact […]

Franklin Real Estate Spends 38 Percent Less Time on Market in May, 2012

May, 2012 brought with it some positive news for the Franklin real estate market, although not as much of some would have preferred. Take, for example, the 35 closings that took place: This represents a dramatic 40-perent increase versus the previous month. But considering the fact that April’s total of 25 closings was the 3rd […]

Mild Improvements in Franklin Real Estate Market in February, 2012

The Franklin real estate market saw a 1.8-percent increase in the total number of homes listed for sale versus the previous month. But what’s most surprising about the February’s total of 168 listings is that it represents a significant 29.7-percent decrease versus where this market was 1 year ago. In comparison, there were 1.5 percent […]

January Franklin Home Sales Up 20 Percent Versus Last Year

There were 165 homes for sale in Franklin in January, or 6.2 percent fewer, compared to the previous month’s total of 176. By way of comparison, there were 2.4 percent fewer Indianapolis homes for sale during this same period. But the 165 homes listed for sale in Franklin Indiana in January represents a 31.2-percen t […]

Franklin Closings Rise 28.6 Percent in December, 2011

While the Indianapolis real estate market saw an 8.4-percent drop in total listings the Franklin market nearly matched this as there were 7.9 percent fewer homes on the market versus the previous month.  In our 1-year comparison, there December’s total of 176 Franklin homes for sale represents a significant 27.6-percent decrease compared to December of […]

Franklin Pending Sales Rise 58.3 Percent in November, 2011

While there was 4.1 percent less real estate and homes for sale in Indianapolis in November compared to the previous month, a larger 8.2-percent drop in listings was seen in the Franklin market over this same period. What what’s truly impressive is the fact that the Franklin real estate market saw a precipitous 25.7-percent drop […]

Blue Heron Park and Wetland

Franklin, Indiana has a lot going on for such a small community, especially for active members of the population. The Franklin Wonder Five Center is a great place to play Franklin sports, and the Cultural Arts and Recreation Center is a massive gym, sports arena, and fitness central for the Franklin health system. However, both […]

Franklin Real Estate Report – June 2010

The good news was that sales in Franklin, Indiana were up 2.9 percent. Tempering this news, however, is the fact that “2.9 percent”, in this case, translates into exactly 1 more sale than the previous month. Woohoo!!! Seriously though, any positive movement in this statistical category is good news, considering the alternative is zero, or […]