The College’s seven-acre main campus is situated in the middle of Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn., just a short walk from its 16-block National Register District and nationally recognized Main Street–an area brimming with rich culture, entertainment and recreational opportunities. Only 14 miles south of Nashville, our location offers the best of both worlds: a vibrant community steeped in history, with easy Interstate access to one of America’s great cities.
There are more than 150 unique places to shop, dine and unwind in and around the National Register Historic District of Franklin, many of which are in walking distance for our students. Though the main campus is in a residential area, major festivals and free events that attract visitors from all over the world are hosted on Main Street throughout the year.
Franklin continues to maintain one of the lowest crime rates per capita in the state of Tennessee.
Franklin’s accolades keep rolling in, and have included recent spots on several Top Ten lists, including: “Terrific Walkable Towns,” “Best Small Towns,” “ Most Beautiful Towns in America” “America’s Greatest Antique Destinations,” among others.
The Interior Design studio, a half mile away in The Factory at Franklin, was built nearly 100 years ago as an industrial ironworks manufacturing space. Now used as an arts-focused retail and learning center, The Factory serves as an inspiration backdrop for design students.
O’More is committed to fostering community friendships by expounding on shared cultural experiences through events, fellowship programs and relationships with local organizations and non-profit causes.
The first Friday of each month, the College acts as a host site during the Franklin Art Scene, a downtown art crawl that showcases local talent and engages the community. The event is an unique experience for both the art novice and the connoisseur, and allows the College to promote its students and other artists connected to O’More.
The College is also an active member of the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), an arm of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County and an organization committed to the continued revitalization and promotion of Historic Downtown Franklin.
The College also has unique partnerships with Sister Cities of Franklin and Williamson County, a non-profit foundation whose mission works to create global and cultural passion within the local community, and Cultural Ireland Tennessee, an organization that promotes and celebrates the traditional Irish culture in Tennessee.