Historic Charm & Community Spirit in the Victorian City

Nestled where the Allegheny River and French Creek meet, this historic township offers a unique blend of small-town appeal and rich history. Rolling hills and picturesque countryside surround Franklin, creating a stunning natural backdrop. Explore the charming downtown, lined with historic architecture, and discover elegant Victorian homes nestled along the quiet country roads. Franklin offers a peaceful escape rich in character, perfect for those seeking a place to relax, explore, and connect with nature.

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Spotlights of Franklin

Lots to Love

From lush summer greenery to breathtaking fall colors, bright spring flowers to sparkling winter snows, the city of Franklin is breathtakingly beautiful in all seasons. A thriving downtown filled with shopping, dining, and attractions, community-wide festivals and cultural events throughout the year, even miles of bike-friendly trails throughout the city… There’s no mystery to residents’ love of Franklin and their obvious community pride.

Downtown Franklin

Delicious local restaurants. Quaint shops. Unique attractions. Rich history. Exciting community events. Franklin might be a small town, but its downtown offers big-city attractions, such as DeBence Antique Music World or the Barrow-Civic Theatre. It’s also home to the acclaimed Franklin Public Library and favorite local events, such as Concerts in the Park, Taste of Franklin, and the famous AppleFest—the largest craft festival in Western PA.

Parks & Golf

There are a number of parks to enjoy in Franklin. Hike, bike and picnic in Maurice Goddard State Park, Oil Creek State Park, Two Mile Run County Park. Also enjoy some of Franklin's golf courses, Cross Creek Golf Resort, Lucky Hills Golf Course, and Sleepy Hollow.

Franklin at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-322, PA-417, US-62, PA-8
Airport: Venango Regional Airport
Distance to Erie: 1h 15min
Distance to Union City: 54 minutes


County: Venango
Zip Codes: 16323
Miles of Nature Trails: 360
Schools: Franklin Area School District

Franklin Attractions

Live Like an Franklin Local


Vintage craftsman and Victorian two-story homes line the neighborhoods of Franklin, PA. Their vinyl facings sport a variety of whites, browns, tans, and blues for varied curb appeal. Cozy living spaces wear their age well amongst renovated and original features. Set apart from the tourism of Erie, Franklin offers residents and visitors a glimpse into the past with its historical charm and timeless neighborhoods set against a backdrop of the countryside.


From the country roads and sprawling landscapes to the antiquities of Downtown Franklin, this Pennsylvania city has no shortage of ways to keep people engaged. French Creek cuts right through the township while Allegheny River sits parallel, providing a scenic view for those not already enamored by the antique charm of downtown. The small stretch of quaint vintage Americana features shops, eateries, and ample space for community events.


The Franklin Area School District caters to approximately 1,780 students across three elementary and one high school. Victory Elementary School, Sandycreek Elementary School, and Central Elementary School help prep children for Franklin Area High School. Parents may also enroll their children in Christian Life Academy or Venango Region Catholic School for more private education.


The many small shops and businesses in Downtown Franklin serve much of the community, but the township is not without its big box stores to employ greater numbers. With no big cities nearby, Franklin residents rely on the tourism attracted to historic downtown and the essential needs of fellow locals. Companies like Honeywell and Sherwin-Williams provide the greatest opportunities for employment and career advancement.

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If Franklin sounds like the perfect community for you, we'd love to help you land your dream home here! Give us a call to schedule a showing or learn more about this growing rural township. We look forward to working with you soon!

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