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Introduction to Franklin Historic Commerce District

Nestled in the heart of Franklin, the Franklin Historic Commerce District stands as a testament to the city’s rich past and spirited present. Once the center of trade and commerce in the post-Civil War era, today it thrives as a hub for culture, cuisine, and community.

Architectural Marvels of The Franklin Historic Commerce District

The district boasts a rich tapestry of architectural wonders. The Carnton, a Federal-style home, bore witness to the Battle of Franklin, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The Lotz House, with its Greek Revival style, stands as a testament to resilience in the aftermath of war. Meanwhile, the Carter House, a simple brick structure, played a pivotal role in the events of November 30, 1864.

Shop, Dine, and Revel

Beyond its history, the district beckons with its modern offerings

      Gray’s on Main, set in a building that dates back to the 1870s, offers a delightful mix of the culinary arts and musical performances. A few steps away, the iconic Franklin Theatre, restored to its art-deco splendor, lights up the night with movies, live music, and performances. Stroll further, and unique boutiques offering artisanal crafts, antiques, and modern finds invite you to explore.

      Cultural and Historical Significance

      The Commerce District has seen moments of joy, despair, hope, and transformation.

      From its 1799 founding to the present:

      Founded in 1799 by Abram Maury, Jr., Franklin grew into a thriving commerce hub. The district played host to significant events – from the bustling pre-war trade days, the devastating Battle of Franklin, to its rebirth in the 20th century as a cultural epicenter. Events like the Main Street Festival and Dickens of a Christmas breathe life into the city’s history, blending past and present in a vibrant celebration.

      Harpeth Square Apartments: Your Gateway to History With The Franklin Historic Commerce District

      Embrace history, not as a chapter in a book, but as your next-door neighbor.
      Living at Harpeth Square Apartments, you’re not just residing in a modern abode, but becoming a part of Franklin’s storied tapestry. The Franklin Historic Commerce District, with its tales, events, and offerings, is right at your doorstep, inviting you to be a part of its continuing story.

      Plan your Visit

      Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, the district promises a journey like no other.

      Explore guided tours that walk you through the Civil War’s pivotal moments, savor cuisines that offer a modern twist on traditional recipes, or immerse yourself in festivals that celebrate every season. The Franklin Historic Commerce District is more than a place; it’s an experience.

      Hear it From Our Residents!

      Dive into authentic stories and experiences from those who call Harpeth Square home. Let our community speak for itself—read real testimonials from satisfied residents. Discover why many choose us as their haven in Franklin, TN.

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      Yulonda Latham (Y)
      Yulonda Latham (Y)
      We love living here. You can't beat the amazing location and the apartments are lovely.
      Robert Bryant
      Robert Bryant
      Nice place if u want to spend 3000+ a month to live in downtown Franklin have no parking no yard nothing opened after 830-9 this is a perfect place for u.... The hallways remind me of the shining or some other horror film around every corner I'm expecting a set of twins waiting on me.. Lol
      Gregory Flittner
      Gregory Flittner
      I have been working with Jimmy and Davis over the last two weeks. They are can do people and really are professionals. I would recommend them for anyone that wants a job done on time and done correctly.
      Greg McCollum
      Greg McCollum
      This management group is very friendly and responsive. It is a joy to walk into the leasing office and hear "How can we help you?" They are a top-shelf group of folks!!
      Roger Murrah
      Roger Murrah
      I am very pleased with the professional and efficient service provided by Harpeth Square Apartments. I enjoy the atmosphere, the staff, and the community. This is the way apartment living should be. I have no plans of leaving. - From a verified resident on ApartmentRatings
      Christopher Todd
      Christopher Todd
      We lived at Harpeth Square Apartments from August 2020 to February 2021 and we can not say enough how great it was to live there. The unit was beautiful, all the employees met every one of our needs, and we truly were sad to move out (we moved to a new home). We have lived in many places the past 15 years (9 or more) and I would rate Harpeth at the very top. We look forward to coming by to visit the team in the future!
      Collette Peters
      Collette Peters
      Living in the Harpeth Square Apartments is an amazing experience! My husband and I love the amenities, the connection with the Harpeth Hotel, and walking to everything downtown Franklin has to offer. We can't say enough about how wonderful and welcoming the staff and other residents have been. We are definitely feeling at home!
      Ellie Voelker
      Ellie Voelker
      We love living here at Harpeth Square! Being right downtown Franklin and having the luxury of walking to dinner or down to the shops is a huge plus. There is also a walking path out back that goes along the Harpeth River, so if you have dogs, or just like to run or walk it’s super convenient. The staff and management are extremely friendly and will work with you and listen to any concerns you may have. The courtyard is great for relaxing or grilling up dinner on the grill. There is also a gym that is always super clean. So many great amenities!



      Is the Location Noisy? 

      • While the location of our luxury apartments in Historic Downtown Franklin is centrally situated, we’ve taken special measures to ensure a serene and peaceful living environment for our residents. Our apartments feature concrete walls and floors that effectively minimize external noise disturbances. You can rest assured that we prioritize your tranquility and have created a space where you can enjoy the perfect blend of sophistication and serenity.

      Who is the Management Company

      How do we get guests into the building? 

      • We have a convenient and modern solution to ensure seamless access for guests into our building. We provide the ButterflyMX app, which allows you to set up virtual keys. With this user-friendly app, you can easily grant access to your guests, making their entry hassle-free and secure. We understand the importance of a smooth and welcoming experience for both our residents and their visitors, and the ButterflyMX app helps us achieve just that. Rest assured that we’ve made every effort to enhance your convenience and ensure a warm reception for your guests.

      Wi-Fi options?  

      • We understand the significance of reliable and high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity in today’s world. That’s why we offer you a choice of top-notch internet service providers. You’ll have the option to select from well-known providers like AT&T and Xfinity, both of which offer fiber-optic technology. This means you can enjoy fast and stable internet connections, ensuring that you stay connected with ease. We prioritize your online experience and have partnered with trusted providers to offer you the best Wi-Fi options available.


      What are our amenities? 

      • At our community, we take pride in providing a wide range of amenities that cater to your comfort and convenience. You’ll have access to a beautifully designed courtyard where you can unwind and enjoy outdoor gatherings with loved ones. This inviting space features a grill, fireplace, and fire pit, perfect for creating memorable moments. For those looking to stay active and fit, our fitness room is equipped to help you achieve your wellness goals. We also have a fully-equipped pickleball court on the rooftop of the Harpeth Square garage for your enjoyment.
        We also offer a welcoming clubroom where you can socialize and connect with fellow residents. Additionally, we understand the importance of efficient laundry and dry cleaning services, which is why we provide convenient lockers for your laundry needs.
        To make your life even more convenient, we offer on-site car detailing services, ensuring that your vehicle remains sparkling clean. For those seeking an extra touch of luxury, maid services are also available.
        We’ve carefully curated these amenities to enhance your lifestyle and provide you with a comfortable living experience. Our goal is to create a welcoming community where you can relax, connect, and enjoy the finer things in life.

      How is Parking Handled?

      • We understand the importance of convenient and hassle-free parking for our residents. That’s why we have implemented a system that offers you a significant benefit: assigned parking spaces that are included in your rent, without any additional fees.

        Having an assigned parking space means that you’ll always have a dedicated spot waiting for you, ensuring that parking is a stress-free experience. No more circling around searching for an available spot or worrying about parking availability. Your assigned space is reserved exclusively for you, providing convenience and peace of mind.

      Do you Provide Cleaning Services?

      • Harpeth Hotel amenities – the cleaning service is already on the premises to hire and clean your unit.

      How Walkable is the Area Around Harpeth Square?

      • Being situated in Historic Downtown Franklin, a Great American Main Street, our community is walkable to dining, shopping and entertainment.  Also, the new sidewalk will make walking to The Factory and The Park at Harlinsdale Farm safely accessible.  Adding trials in our community is a priority.

      Do I Need a Car to Live at Harpeth Square?

      • We’re glad you asked! At Harpeth Square, we understand that different residents have different transportation preferences. Whether you have a car or not, we have options in place to cater to your needs and ensure you can navigate Franklin conveniently.

        One of the great things about our location is its walkability. Our community is nestled in Historic Downtown Franklin, putting you within easy walking distance of various shops, restaurants, parks, and other local attractions. You’ll have the freedom to stroll around and explore the vibrant neighborhood at your own pace, immersing yourself in the charming surroundings.

        If you prefer not to drive or simply want to take a break from it, we’ve got you covered. The Franklin Transit system is readily accessible, offering a reliable and convenient mode of transportation throughout the area. With regular routes and stops conveniently located near Harpeth Square, you can easily hop on a bus and get to your desired destinations without the need for a car.

        We believe in providing transportation options that suit our residents’ preferences and lifestyles. Whether you choose to walk or utilize the Franklin Transit system, you’ll have the flexibility to move around the community and beyond, enjoying the best that Franklin has to offer.

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