Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA
- Crime & SafetyB+
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingC+
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Franklin is a suburb of Boston with a population of 33,022. Franklin is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Franklin offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Franklin and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Franklin are highly rated.
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Great schools! Check out the scores/rankings as compared to the more 'affluent' towns. Ideally located equidistant from Providence, Boston and Worcester. Has two commuter rail stations. Great downtown area with a burgeoning arts/music scene. Small town feel, bigger town conveniences.
Franklin is a must consider community to move to if interested in raising a family and living in MA! Fast growing community close to Boston, Providence and Worcester.
I was raised in Franklin and I think if I stayed longer than I did, it would've sucked away my soul. great place to raise kids, but once they start to grow into teenagers, get them out. I was always a bit 'out there' (I was mixed race, gay and pretty liberal) and Franklin is the most conformist town I've ever been in, so if you go against the grain they... won't approve of you. The vibe of this town is very similar to Salem in the 1690s. The town isn't diverse either, largely white Christians and Indians. But I will say, as a kid, I had no quarrel with it. But looking back on it as an adult, and going off my parent's experiences- if you just want to raise a family and don't care about selling your soul to suburbia, this town is for you. Otherwise: GET OUT!