About Franklin, Wisconsin Real Estate
"A City of the Future"

Welcome to Franklin, Wisconsin!

The City of Franklin, Wisconsin is a growing suburban community of 33,000 in the Chicago-Milwaukee I-94 corridor.

On December 20, 1839, the south portion of the Town of Kinnikennick was split off to form the town of Franklin. As of the 1840 census, the population of the Town of Franklin was 248. The name “Franklin” was given in homage to one of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was organized into a township in 1841. The township consisted of a thirty-six-mile area that was originally covered with heavy timber, which was mostly hardwoods such as hickory, walnut, and butternut. Most of the town's drainage was delivered by the Root River and there was an abundance of wildlife including bears, deer, and wolves.

By the 1950s, Franklin was known as a “City of homes” for its growing residential areas, which served as a suburb of the city of Milwaukee. In 1956, town officials were alarmed by the possibility that the City of Milwaukee might attempt to annex portions of Franklin. In response, the town was officially incorporated as a fourth-class city on August 15, 1956. Franklin is bounded by the City of Oak Creek to the east, the villages of Greendale and Hales Corners to the north, Racine County to the south, and Waukesha County to the west. The city of Milwaukee lies adjacent to the Franklin city limits in the northeast.

Today, Franklin is the largest city in Wisconsin to attain more than 10% population growth since the 2000 census. The popularity of the community is also evidenced by continuing consumer demand for new homes in the area. The city offers many key advantages for businesses seeking a strong foundation for success and profitability. Situated in southwestern Milwaukee County within a metropolitan population of 1.5 million, Franklin provides a strategic business location within easy driving distance of Milwaukee to the north, a major airport to the east, Chicago to the south, and Madison to the west.

Money Magazine, a national financial magazine, ranked Franklin, Wisconsin, among the top 100 cities to live. According to the magazine, "We looked at small towns, populations under 50,000 trying to find hidden gems people might now know about, and we wanted things important to the typical American family: not too expensive, good schools, low crime, good health care, and fiscal stability."

And in its April/May 2007 issue, Franklin was designated by the Financial Times FDi magazine, a foreign investment publication out of London, as a North American "City of the Future." Franklin participates in the Metropolitan Milwaukee Technology Zone, with high-speed fiber optic infrastructure, wireless internet service, and reliable and affordable electricity.

Franklin, WI, is home to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Harley Davidson. World-class facilities under construction in 2007 include the Phase II office complex on the Northwestern Mutual campus to accommodate an additional 1,100 employees, and the new six-story, state-of-the-art Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare medical center.

Convenient freeway access is provided by four interchanges for Interstate I-94, at the southeastern area of the City and running parallel to the City's eastern border. Transportation and logistics are facilitated by U.S. Highway 45; Wisconsin State Highways 36, 100, and 241 (South 27th Street); and Milwaukee County Highways A, BB, H, J, OO, U, and ZZ. Franklin is also served by eight freeway interchanges for I-43 and six interchanges for I-894, both running parallel to the City's northern border, two miles directly to the north.

Franklin offers high-quality local schools, both public and private, with average test scores that well exceed state and national averages. Franklin High School has been recognized for its near-perfect graduation rate, as more than 99% of students earn high school diplomas. Many graduates then continue their studies at 16 nearby colleges and universities.

With three local golf courses and more than 3,600 acres of land reserved for parks and recreation, Franklin provides an ideal setting for employers to recruit and retain well-qualified employees.

Franklin Homes, Properties and Special Feature Real Estate

Franklin, Wisconsin real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront or scenic view), active adult communities, hobby farms and executive properties. Sellers who have been in the area for a while know our reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. We mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of solution for you.

For buyers new to the area, REALiTEAM Real Estate Group will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. search - from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, golf course lots - all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.

So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Franklin, Wisconsin, please let REALiTEAM Real Estate Group help you find the home or property of your dreams. Contact REALiTEAM Real Estate Group today!

Other nearby communities have similar real estate characteristics as Franklin and may also be of interest to you in your home search. Please feel free to ask REALiTEAM Real Estate Group about homes for sale, lakeside/riverside properties and other real estate listings for nearby communities, such as Brookfield, Caledonia, Cudahy, Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee, Muskego, New Berlin, Oak Creek, Racine, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, St. Francis, Waukesha, Wauwatosa, West Allis, West Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay and much more.

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  • Milwaukee County, WI

  • South Suburban Chamber of Commerce

  • The State of Wisconsin

  • Franklin, WI Real Estate Summary on IDCide

  • Franklin, WI on MuniNetGuide.com

  • Franklin, WI on CityTownInfo.com

  • Franklin, WI Google Earth Map

  • View Franklin, WI Area Jobs on Career Builder

  • Franklin, Wisconsin on Wikipedia.com

  • Franklin, Wisconsin on epodunk

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    Notable past or present residents
    of Franklin, Wisconsin include:

  • Bill Castro, former Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach

  • Michael Egan, state senator and assemblyman

  • Ted Musgrave, NASCAR driver

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