Franklin, a historic New England town founded in 1660, sits near the Rhode Island, Massachusetts border. The town was officially incorporated during the American Revolution, so the residents elected to name in after Benjamin Franklin. The townspeople hoped that Franklin would donate a bell for the local church, but instead he donated 166 books from his own collection. This prompted the town to construct the United States’ first public library.
Fittingly, as the town was the birthplace of Horace Mann, father of American public education, education serves as a cornerstone in modern-day Franklin. Not only does the town house 6 elementary schools, a charter school, 3 middle schools, a vocational school, a high school, and Dean College, but also offers 74 different historic landmarks to explore. … Read More
The housing market features a variety of single family homes and condos and the town is conveniently located for commuters who work in Boston, Providence, and Worcester. Route 495 and Route 140 both cut through Franklin and the MBTA Commuter Rail’s Franklin Line offers service to Boston’s South Station.