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Franklin, MA

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The Town of Franklin was incorporated in 1778 under the name of Exeter. However, the name was changed to honor Statesman Benjamin Franklin and in return, he donated 116 books to the library where they remain today. The largest Catholic church in the area is also located in the city and has over 15,000 members. With current amenities, Franklin has plenty to offer residents, yet it retains a charm that can only be found in a small town community.

Franklin Apartments


Highland Glen
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Alta Legacy Farms
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Baths: 1-2


West Village
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Rolling Green-Milford
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Glen Meadow
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


Avalon Sharon
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

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Franklin has plenty of venues for you to entertain the little ones for the day. As home to a variety of parks and playgrounds, the city enables you to enjoy their playgrounds and other facilities. The King Street Playground has two large play structures that accommodate different age groups. Two rock walls, two cork screw slides, and arched bridges are located within the park. A picnic area is also available for you to take advantage of. The Beaver Pond Playground has three spring animals, three slides, and a suspended bridge to challenge young kids.

Franklin Museum

To learn about some of the history that Franklin holds, visit the Franklin Historical Museum. The museum includes exhibits like historical documents and vintage photographs that have made the town what it is today. The Historical Commission maintains the museum and it was first opened in 2010, thrilling members of the community. The venue is free to the public and will allow you to get a glimpse of the historical roots and industrial beginnings of the area. If your family has lived in the area for generations, you may even get a glimpse of a family member.

Top Rated Education

The Town of Franklin places a lot of emphasis on education. With one preschool, six elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school, there is educational opportunities for everyone. The city’s dedication to their education system is reflected in the national rankings and the schools overall test results. In 2008, the school system was placed into the “high performance” category due to the fact that Franklin students surpassed averages across the state and the nation. If private schools are what you seek, the city is home to the Ben Franklin Classical Charter School and the Cornerstone Christian Academy.