Franklin is a historic town located 22 miles southwest of Boston, named in the top ‘Ten Best Towns for Families’ in the United States in 2007.
This suburban community got its name from Benjamin Franklin and has a selection of top-rated schools, restaurants, open spaces, annual events and businesses.
The town is very family friendly and lively community, attracting young and growing families with its affordable homes and convenient location. Franklin is situated within Norfolk County, making it not only easily accessible to Boston, but to Providence and Worcester as well.
Franklin prides itself on the beautiful architectural styles that are preserved within the community. These include Greek revival and Italian style buildings, as well as High Victorian Gothic style. Many of these historical buildings are part of Dean College and the town’s National Historic Districts.
With more than 50 restaurants and coffee shops, as well as speciality shops and name brand stores, residents can enjoy all of the amenities they may need without having to travel far. There is a selection of parks, organizations and community events which are very important to the family-oriented residents.
The town is predominately a manufacturing town, with a growing environment and a focus on business and industrial involvement. With diverse housing and business opportunities it is a vibrant community.