Framingham, MA

Welcome to Framingham, Massachusetts

Framingham is a city that was incorporated in 1700 and is in the Greater Boston metropolitan area under Middlesex County and the MetroWest subregion. The city occupies 25 square miles, making it the 14th most populated municipality in Massachusetts.  Residents voted in favor of adopting a charter in April 2017 to switch from a democratic city meeting structure to a mayor-council government. In January of 2018, the municipality transferred to a city status.

What to Expect

Living in Framingham gives people the feel of an urban suburban mix, and most residents own their homes. There are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live here and most appear to be liberal. The Framingham Public Schools are above average (niche.com).

The Lifestyle

Overall Framingham is a great community to live in with healthy diversity. There is plenty to do from shopping, going out to eat, seeing a movie or strolling in a park. Residents enjoy farmers markets, seasonal flower shops and quaint diners. It strikes the balance of both busy and quiet as it is a small city.

Unexpected Appeal

World-class companies, imaginative new start-ups, entertaining microbreweries, and diverse restaurants and shops have chosen to make Framingham their home and are all part of what makes Framingham a special, supportive place to live.

The Market in 2021

  • $495K- Median Listing Home Price
  • $274- Median Listing Home Price/Sq Ft
  • $522.4K- Median Sold Home Price

You'll Fall In Love With

Ideally positioned between Boston and Worcester, Framingham collaborate's with the business community with access to highways and transportation.
The town has a lot to offer: the Danforth Art museum and school, the New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, Fountain Street Studios, Amazing Things Arts Center, and MetroWest Medical Center. There are also several trails and a commuter rail stop.

Commute

MBTA commuter rail service is available to South Station and Back Bay Station, Boston, via the MBTA's Framingham/Worcester Line, which connects South Station in Boston and Union Station in Worcester. Travel time to Back Bay Station is 42–45 minutes.  The line also serves Newton, Wellesley, Natick, Ashland, Southborough, Westborough, and Grafton.

By The Numbers

  • Population

    72,308 (2019)

  • Area

    26.5 sq. mi.

  • Average Housing Price

    $519,004 (2020)

  • Property Taxes

    14.05% (2021)

  • Comute to Boston

    22.7 miles

  • Government

    • City Council
    • Public Meetings

  • Municipal Services

    • Curbside refuse collection
    • Parks & recreation program registration
    • Recycling drop-off center
    • Public Transportation

  • Medical Facilities

    • MetroWest Medical Center
    • Framingham Union Hospital
    • Encompass Health Rehabilitiation

  • Houses of Worship

    • Christian
    • Islamic
    • Jewish

  • Elementary (K-5)

    • Barbieri
    • Brophy
    • Charlotte A. Dunning
    • Hemenway
    • George King
    • Miriam F. McCarthy
    • Potter
    • Mary E. Stapleton
    • Woodrow Wilson

  • Middle School (6-8)

    • Walsh
    • Fuller
    • Cameron

  • High School (9-12)

    • Framingham HS

  • Private Schools

    • The Brighton