Framingham is one of the largest towns in the Metrowest Massachusetts with the population approaching 70,000 people as of 2010. There is not another town in the area that is even remotely close. Framingham in many respects has the feeling of a city more than it does a New England town. There are two large areas of business commercialization including the town center located off of Route 135, as well as the Route 9 corridor that stretches from the border of Southborough to the border of Natick.
In fact you can find an abundance of shopping and restaurants along Route 9 including the popular Shopper’s World that houses four restaurants alone. You will certainly never run out options for shopping as there are major grocery chains like Stop & Shop, Wall mart and big box stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot. You will also find the Natick Mall which is located right on the border of Framingham. This Mall is one of the largest and most prestigious in Massachusetts.
Housing stock in Framingham Massachusetts is quite diversified. You will find low end condominiums all the way up to million dollar homes.Framingham is one of the only towns in Metrowest Massachusetts that has met the legal requirement of having 10% for Massachusetts Chapter 40B affordable housing which targets those with income levels in the 70 percentile of median income. In addition to its 40B affordable housing quota, Framingham also has a large percentage of rental units. Framingham has a much greater percentage of rental housing than any of the other local communities.
Real Estate has really held it’s own in Framingham over the last couple of years. Many of the other towns in a 15 mile radius around Framingham have fared far worse during the real estate correction. In 2o12 Money Magazine rated the town as the #36 best place to live in the country.
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