This is our real estate and home issue. For most of us, our home is our sanctuary. We pour love into our lawns, gardens, kitchens, and outdoor spaces. We decorate and de-clutter and reorganize our closets. We renovate and downsize and move when our existing homes don’t meet our needs.
But Home is more than a house. It is the place where memories are made. It’s the community you live in and the friends you surround yourself with. It is family. The family you are born with and the family you choose.
Miles Together inclusive playground in Brentwood’s Granny White Park had its grand opening in September and is now Home to kids of all abilities. Finally, there is a space where kids are all able to play together with equipment catered to all needs.
Franklin welcomed Pilgrimage home in late September for 2 days of music, arts and culture. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm was packed with locals and people from across the region. I met a cool family from Vancouver that just researched festivals and decided to plan a trip to expose their kids to music and the arts.
I am proud Pilgrimage calls this community home. There is something very cool about hosting a festival of this caliber right in our own back yard.
John Maher, founder of John Maher Builders, was a teacher and coach for FSSD for 10 years. He and his wife Margie are very involved in the Spring Hill community. They are dedicated to giving back – in addition to helping homeowners find their perfect home.
Ashley W. Roberts, a realtor with Daniel-Christian Real Estate, grew up in Franklin. She gives back to the community she grew up in by serving on boards like Friends of Franklin Parks, Youth Leadership Brentwood, Franklin Transit Authority and more. She pours her love back into the place she calls Home.
Home is the place we live, eat and sleep. It is also a feeling of being grounded. A place where we feel safe. It is the place we come back to after being away too long. I am lucky to have many people and places in my life that I can call Home.