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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
About Framingham...
Population
70,743

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$360,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,231
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Framingham Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    259
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171
    500
  • Theft
    917
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,706
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Framingham Reviews

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Framingham is a thriving suburb-city with lots of shopping centers and a recently renovated downtown. Lots of small, good places to eat! Cushing-Memorial Park is also a great place to get out for a walk or run with kids and pets. With multiple schools, community events and quiet side streets, Framingham is good for families, but also interesting enough for younger people. Framingham State University is a solid state school that's been around since the early 20th century and has a fairly pretty campus. There's also a convenient commuter rail stop to Boston in downtown Framingham near the mini-auto mile on Waverly St. Only small complaint - the bus system (MWRTA) is young and not particularly reliable yet.
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Great diverse town! Schools are underrated -- such a diverse population means test scores are lower than some other towns, but the programs and teaching quality is fantastic. Lots of AP classes at the high school. Great elementary school programs, including 2-way bilingual programming. Decent commute to Boston, Worcester, Providence - and lots of jobs in the metro west area too. Good diversity of neighborhoods - urban, suburban, and rural - rentals and ownership. I have lived here for 25 years, raised three kids in the public schools and love it!
It's a good place! It's big and there's a lot of people here, we have some nice small shops and good food places. It's easy for me to bike places. Our green is nice and big, and a good place to sit in the summer. The downtown has been being cleaned up and it looks better than ever!