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Renee K. Cooney, PLS, ABR®, SRES®
Owner / Broker / Realtor®      NC Real Estate Instructor  & Surveyor

 

Cell: (828) 371-4360

 Office: (828) 369-3000

Fax: (828) 369-3609

Legacy Properties by Renee

459 E. Palmer St.

Franklin, NC 28734

 

Email: Renee@PropertiesByRenee.com

reneekcooney@gmail.com 

www.PropertiesByRenee.com

 

LEGACY AGENTS:

Heather Ball, Broker Associate

Cell: (330) 205-9885

Heather@PropertiesbyRenee.com

Jack Lurie, Broker Associate

Cell: (239) 233-9006

jackmlurie@gmail.com

Franklin Demographics


Macon County, North Carolina includes eleven townships/communities:   Burningtown, Cartoogechaye, Cowee, Ellijay, Flats, Franklin, Highlands, Millshoal, Nantahala, Smithbridge, and Sugarfork.  

The county seat is Franklin.  Macon County's population as of 2010 was approximately 34,000.    Macon County (and adjoining Swain County) is home of the Nantahala River, one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations in the nation.  Of the 519 square miles that are in Macon County, 239 are federal lands that lie within the Natahala National Forest and are administered by the US Forest Service.  The well-known hiking hiking trail known as the Appalachian Trail travels through Macon County, and Franklin is known as an official AT friendly destination. The  Franklin/Macon County area is also rich in gems and minerals and is known locally as the "Gem Capital of The World".  

 

Growth and Cost of Living

Franklin is experiencing a rate of population growth that is 12% higher than the national average. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, Franklin is situated one hour from Asheville and two hours from Atlanta, Knoxville or Greenville, South Carolina.  Due to its proximity to these urban areas and its rural feel, Franklin is fast becoming a location of choice for those seeking retirement, recreational, permanent, or second homes.  The 2010 cost of living index in Franklin: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100).

 

Climate

In the summer Franklin experiences temperatures in the lower 80's while during the winter temperatures rarely fall below the upper 20's.  The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 84.50 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an aveage minimum temperature of 24.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 22 degrees Fahrenheit, and moderate during winter with an average difference of 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation in Franklin is 54.47 inches and rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.  The wettest month of the year is March with an average rainfall of 5.76 inches.

 

Monthly normal and record high and low temperatures

Mon.

Avg.
High

Avg.
Low

Avg.

Rec.
High

Rec.
Low


Jan

48 °F

24 °F

36 °F

78 °F

-15 °F

Feb

53 °F

26 °F

39 °F

78 °F

-5 °F

Mar

60 °F

32 °F

46 °F

85 °F

-5 °F

Apr

69 °F

39 °F

54 °F

91 °F

17 °F

May

76 °F

49 °F

62 °F

91 °F

25 °F

Jun

81 °F

57 °F

69 °F

97 °F

34 °F

Jul

85 °F

62 °F

73 °F

101 °F

45 °F

Aug

83 °F

61 °F

72 °F

99 °F

40 °F

Sep

78 °F

55 °F

67 °F

98 °F

27 °F

Oct

69 °F

42 °F

56 °F

91 °F

15 °F

Nov

60 °F

33 °F

46 °F

82 °F

3 °F

Dec

50 °F

26 °F

38 °F

78 °F

-8 °F