FranklinThis charming community boasts historical architecture, rich cultural elements and a small-town feel that captivates its residents. Welcome to the Village of Franklin.

Tucked between the much larger communities of Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Township, Southfield and Farmington Hills. Franklin, is a peaceful, wooded enclave steeped in historical significance and dotted with some of the stateliest, most well-maintained homes in Metro Detroit.

Franklin’s residential, winding streets are lined with mature oaks and elm trees. Many of the unique homes sit beautifully on sprawling lots, with rolling lawns, set way back from the road. In fact, you’re not going to find row after row of carbon-copy homes like you will in many other communities. Rather, this small village offers an eclectic array of houses that possess true character. Although the village has been around since the 1820’s, the building of modern homes did not begin in earnest until the 1920’s, and many of those homes are not only still standing today, but they are in impeccable shape.

Franklin is famous for its well-preserved 19th-century buildings which are mostly located around the Village Center, the crown jewel of Franklin that is also home to the Village Green. In this area, you will find historic buildings like the Broughton House, which currently houses the village offices; the Temperance House; and the Thomas Midgely House. Blocks of historic homes radiate out from the center, and many have been converted into commercial buildings. Everything is pulled together with special lights, plantings, signs and other elements that lend it a picturesque and alluring feel.

Every fall, Franklin families flock to the Franklin Cider Mill. Located right next door in Bloomfield Hills, the mill was founded in 1837–the same year that Michigan achieved statehood—and it continues to be a popular annual tradition. Families can also venture out of the village to the Detroit Zoo, which is in nearby Royal Oak, or even head downtown to check out local sports teams.

Franklin also appeals to families with its popular annual events. The Labor Day Roundup, which has been happening for more than 70 years, is a prime example. The family fair includes rides, games, food and much more. Art in the Village happens around the same time and offers arts and crafts by local artisans and vendors.

 

Homes for Sale in Village of Franklin

30484 Oakleaf Lane Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$2,549,000
MLS #217087684
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26570 Drummond Court Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$2,499,000
MLS #218006636
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31800 Nottingham Drive Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$1,549,000
MLS #218018904
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26900 Crestwood Drive Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$1,150,000
MLS #218023823
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30115 Oakleaf Lane Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$1,049,000
MLS #218011561
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24510 W Thirteen Mile Road N Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$999,000
MLS #218018713
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25022 Canterbury Road Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$929,900
MLS #218028620
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30250 Forest Drive Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$899,000
MLS #218021546
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32330 Susanne Drive Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$769,900
MLS #218024028
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0000 Inkster Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$700,000
MLS #217065078
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26172 Meadow Drive Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$636,000
MLS #218011148
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26900 Crestwood Drive Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$629,000
MLS #218019912
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25555 River Drive Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$549,900
MLS #218027821
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30096 Pondsview Drive Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$524,900
MLS #218029235
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26737 W Thirteen Mile Road Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$484,900
MLS #218022316
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27345 Ovid Court Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$449,000
MLS #217022075
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26041 Carol Avenue Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$375,000
MLS #218022789
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25812 Hersheyvale Drive Franklin Vlg, Michigan 48025

$375,000
MLS #218033620
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