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Edie Found Happiness at Avenida


Article by Avenida Cool Springs

Photography by Avenida Cool Springs

After getting married, Tennessee native Edie Martin moved to Northern California where she resided for over 40 years. She always hoped to return to her beloved home state. After her husband passed away, she decided that the time had come for a return to Franklin to be closer to her sister and other family members. This past summer, Edie and her daughter took all possible precautions as they drove across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, making her journey back home.

Finding the right living accommodations in Franklin was very important to Edie. After downsizing and selling her home in California, she decided that she no longer wanted to be a homeowner. While she did consider options such as living with family or renting a single-family home, she recalled watching Avenida Cool Springs being built during one of her trips back to Franklin and decided to do some research.

After reviewing the floor plans and having multiple discussions with the leasing consultants, she decided Avenida Cool Springs would be the ideal fit for her at this stage in her life. Edie was very pleased with how the Avenida team managed her move during the pandemic. She explains, “They have a process in place for move-ins, which was seamless and reassuring. The community is immaculate. Everyone wears masks, stands 6 feet apart and constantly cleans the shared amenity spaces. They are just super careful with everything. In fact, they bend over backward for the residents and work so hard.”

One of her favorite things about living in an active adult community is Avenida Cool Springs’ resident enrichment program, 5 to Thrive™, built around daily programming centered on mental, spiritual, and physical wellness. She recently discovered the acrylic painting class and fell in love. “I had no idea that I would love it so much. I find it therapeutic.” In addition to art classes, Edie also loves to engage in fitness classes offered at the community and attends online courses from the comfort of her apartment home.

It was also important to Edie to be around other people and be part of a community. Unlike many conventional apartment communities, Avenida Cool Springs “feels more like a village of like-minded people.” And even in this environment, there are activities that help residents stay connected while following CDC, state, and local guidelines. Having that social connection and access to resources is important for a lot of the residents. The location of the community, in the heart of Franklin, also makes it easy for residents to visit family nearby.

If you are curious to see and learn more about Avenida Cool Springs, call (615) 395-6744 today to schedule a safe in-person or virtual tour. Visit

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