Franklin, named after Benjamin Franklin, is one of the fastest growing cities in the Cincinnati-Dayton corridor.
Franklin is located conveniently in northwestern Warren County between Cincinnati and Dayton, hugging the Great Miami River, which contributed to its history as a paper-manufacturing center. Housing for the 11,000 residents is quite varied, with a lovely tree-lined downtown district. Older homes abound, and reflect the conservative living habits of its residents in the simple, but solid character of their homes, and the meticulous manner in which they have been preserved. Apartments and senior citizen housing is also available.
Franklin is conveniently located on I-75, a 40-minute drive to the Dayton International Airport, or approximately an hour's drive to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. State routes 123 and 73 bisect the town.
Atrium Medical Center in Middletown is about a 15-minute drive. Hospitals in Dayton, Centerville, and Cincinnati are readily accessible.
Less than 10 minutes away off I-75 are two major shopping malls, one to the north in Centerville, and one south in northern Cincinnati. A variety of boutiques and smaller stores serving daily needs are nearby. The Warren County area is becoming well known as a mecca for antique lovers, and Franklin offers easy access to these.
Franklin offers a 65-acre community park with active soccer, baseball and softball programs, as well as picnic shelters and playgrounds. Lighted tennis and basketball courts, an all-weather running track, a football stadium and Olympic sized swimming pool, as well as smaller neighborhood parks provide for residents' needs. A year-round driving range and a 9-hole public golf course are close by for golf enthusiasts. Several state parks are within easy access: Caesar Creek, Fort Ancient, Hueston Woods and the Little Miami State Park. Cultural life is important as well with an active library.
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