Located just an hour outside of Boston, Franklin, MA is the quintessential New England town. Home to the first library in the United States and the largest Catholic Parish in the Boston area, with more than 15,000 members, Franklin has an estimated population of 33,092. First settled in 1660, the town was officially established in 1778 and was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. In recognition, Benjamin Franklin donated 116 books to the city and the first library was born.
Located just north of the Connecticut border, Franklin offers close proximity to major metropolitan areas like Boston, Hartford, and New York City. In addition, Franklin is just a one hour drive from the sandy shore beaches of Cape Cod. Residents of Franklin rave about the strong sense of community and the abundance of festivals and events. During the summer, community members congregate on the Franklin Common for free live music concerts that feature tribute bands like the Eagles and the Rolling Stones. Other annual activities include the spooky Halloween festival, the Holiday Stroll, the lighting of the town Christmas tree, and the area’s largest Fourth of July Parade. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the close access to nearby Franklin State Forest where mountain biking and hiking can be had in an abundance. For kayaking and sailing, head to the Beaver Pond Boat Launch where residents can launch their water equipment for a nominal fee.
Living in Franklin, MA affords residents easy access to entertainment, dining, and shopping. Start your morning off on the right foot by stopping at Elizabeth’s Bagels & More for a homemade baked good before taking public transportation or a vehicle to work. Other top eateries include Joe’s American Bar & Grill for the best cheeseburger in the region and The Cake Bar for delicious fresh baked all-natural cupcakes that can be ordered gluten and vegan free. For home cooks, be sure to visit the Farmers Market in Franklin, held every Sunday from May till October, for locally grown produce, meat, and baked goods.
Equity’s Franklin, MA communities are private and situated close to major highways and transportation. With the luxurious rooms featuring large closets, upgraded kitchens and an on-site laundry facility, residents will fall in love with the Equity apartments in Franklin, MA.