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Franklin, North Carolina is located in the mountains of the Nantahala National Forest. The area around the city is best known for its waterfalls, gem stones, and the cultural influence of the Cherokee and Scottish peoples. In fact, portions of the Nikwasi Mound can be see downtown and the Scottish Tartans Museum is located here. These and other connections offer cultural opportunities that other small cities my not offer. The nearby city of Highlands, North Carolina, located 20 miles southeast, is certainly an exception, thanks to its seasonal tourism and varied outdoor offerings.

For those interested in homes or real estate in Franklin, the region has an excellent cost of living and endless opportunities for nature-lovers. The houses for sale in the city generally range from two to five bedrooms along with two to four baths. Many of these properties include significant acreage. In fact, farms are listed from time to time, often including barns, fencing, and other practical features. Mountain views are also common. One of the community's prized features is its closeness to nature.

Homes in this area can vary widely in terms of asking price. Smaller homes generally begin in the low $100's. These can range from cottage-sized dwellings and ranches to larger cabins positioned near one of the area's waterfalls. These properties are often older, built in 1970s and 80s, but with updated or remodeled features and wood paneling. Real estate consisting of land lots also start in this price range.

Larger residences generally range from $750,000 to $2.6 million. These houses tend to be newer and constructed in the craftsman or traditional style, although some have an Antebellum flair as well. Acreage may exceed 50 acres for some properties. Popular interior features include over-sized fireplaces, stone flooring, vaulted ceilings, and outdoor entertainment areas. Extensive landscaping, include stone or water features, is also commonly available here and in Highlands.

Franklin is located just an hour from the vibrant city of Asheville, North Carolina and an hour and forty minutes from the popular destinations of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with easy highway access to four states.