Framingham Massachusetts Real Estate & Community Guide
The following information is provided by top Framingham MA Realtor, Bill Gassett of RE/MAX Executive Realty. If you have any questions o anything to do with the town and specifically Framingham Real Estate, please get in touch as I have been selling in town for the last twenty six years!
Framingham is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 20 miles west of Boston and 197 miles from New York City. Framingham is the largest Town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Framingham has a total area of 26.4 square miles and is bordered by: Southborough and Marlborough on the west; Sherborn and Ashland on the south; Natick on the east; Wayland on the northeast; and Sudbury on the north.
South Framingham includes Downtown Framingham (the town government seat), and the villages of Lokerville, Coburnville, and Salem End Road. North Framingham includes the villages of Pinefield, Nobscot, Ridgefield, Saxonville and Framingham Center.
Downtown Framingham is urban with cultural amenities and direct access to public transportation including commuter rail service to Boston and Worcester. Framingham Centre is Framingham’s historic area and home to Framingham State University.
Nobscot in northwest Framingham is generally suburban in character. The center of this community is Nobscot Village, the area’s commercial core. Saxonville is a residential, commercial and artistic community.
Framingham has about 400 acres of land that has been placed into public conservation including the Wittenborg Woods and the Morency Woods. The town also operates three public beaches including: Learned Beach, Saxonville Beach and Waushakum Beach.
Framingham offers residents a blend of rural and urban qualities including excellent public services, well-respected public schools and a full-service community teaching hospital.
Framingham, MA Real Estate
Housing in South Framingham mainly consists of single family houses on lots of less than 0.5 acres. North Framingham has large tracts of single-family housing on lots over 0.5 acres. The village of Saxonville on the east side consists of many Victorian homes and is undergoing an expansion of over six hundred new homes. The village of Nobscot on the west side has many homes valued above mean housing prices for the region.
What you will begin to notice while scoping out the community as a place to live is the diversity of housing. You will find condominiums from well under a $100,000 to homes over one million dollars. The bulk of Framingham’s real estate happens to fall between the mid two hundred to mid four hundred thousand price range.
While looking through the various neighborhoods in town you will see an abundance of slab ranches. Many of these homes were built in the 1950′s through the 1970′s by a gentleman with the last name Campanelli. These home became affectionately know as Campanelli Ranches. Most of these home were built without basements. These homes have been popular over the years with the young professional first time buyer, as well as the older empty Nestor’s looking for one floor living.
You will also find some very nice executive homes as well in various neighborhoods scattered throughout the town. One of the attractive things about Framingham is you have a plethora of great shopping and restaurants along Route 9 as well as a bustling town center where you can pick up the train to head to Boston. In a very short period of time you can be in the city while maintaining a suburban lifestyle as well.
If you’re in the market to buy Real Estate in Framingham MA, you will find many residential options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for luxury and estate homes, single-family homes, town homes or short sales. I am a top Framingham MA Realtor that can help you find exactly the type of property you are looking for!
Housing & Population Statistics
The median age is 39.3. 47.33% of people are married and 9.58% are divorced. The average household size is 2.44 people. 43.12% of people are married with children and 52.98% have children and are single.
Climate For Framingham MA
The town gets around 45 inches of rain and 48 inches of snowfall per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is around 123. On average, there are 197 sunny days per year with July highs around 84 degrees and January lows around 16 degrees.
Framingham Massachusetts provides over 45,000 jobs, ranks sixth among greater Boston communities in employment and represents 41% of employment in Metrowest, MA. Framingham’s businesses include: biotechnology, health care, retail and information technology.
The town is corporate headquarters to Bose Corporation, Staples, and TJX. Other major employers in Framingham include: Genzyme, Phillips Lifeline, ADESA, MetroWest Medical Center- Vanguard Health and Cumberland/Gulf.
Framingham’s unemployment rate is 5.70% with expected job growth at -0.07%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 34.16%. The sales tax rate is 5.00%. and income tax is 5.30%. Income per capita is $33,857, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $65,784.
Population by Occupation
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 18.13%
- Professional and Related Occupations 29.63%
- Service 17.08%
- Sales and Office 23.15%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.12%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 5.65%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 8.87%
Framingham, MA Public Schools
Framingham has thirteen public schools that are part of the public school district. The Framingham Public schools include:
- Barberi Elementary School
- Brophy Elementary School
- Dunning Elementary School
- Hemenway Elementary School
- McCarthy Elementary School
- Potter Road Elementary School
- Stapleton Elementary School
- Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
- Walsh Middle School
- Fuller Middle School
- Cameron Middle School
- Framingham High School
Colleges/Universities with over 2000 Students in or Nearby
- Framingham State College
- Wellesley College
- Massachusetts Bay Community College
- Babson College
- Brandeis University
- Bentley University
- Middlesex Community College
- 2 yr College Grad. 5.81%
- 4 yr College Grad. 27.17%
- Graduate Degrees 20.19%
- High School Grads. 90.15%
- Bowditch Field
- Butterworth Park
- Winch Park
- Callahan State Park
- Cochituate State Park
- Danforth Park
- Framingham Common
- Cushing Park
- Long Athletic Complex
Hospitals/Medical Centers in or Nearby Framingham, MA
- Metrowest Medical Center
- Marlborough Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Milford Regional Medical Center
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Transportation and Commuting Statistics
Framingham is located about halfway between Worcester and Boston. Rail and highway facilities connect these major centers and other communities in the Greater Boston Metro Area. The town is served by Interstate 90 and four state highways including: Route 9, Route 30, Route 126 and Route 135. Framingham is served by Logan International Airport, approximately 25 miles away. The MBTA train runs right through the center of town for those who would rather not drive into Boston.
The average one-way commute takes 31 minutes. 75% of commuters drive their own car alone, 12% carpool with others. and 5% take mass transit.
Framingham MA Restaurants
Framingham has a ton of great restaurants with numerous choices along Route 9 as well as other parts of town. Below is a sampling of some of the best known places to eat.
- The Aegean Restaurant – Greek style
- Legal Seafood Framingham – Seafood
- Lacantina Italiana – Italian
- John Harvards Brew House – Pub style food
- The Chicken Bone – Well known Framingham hang out – Pub food
- Bella Costa Ristorante – Italian
- Samba West (formerly Chef Orient) – Chinese and Japanese fair
- British Beer Company – Wide variety of British/American fair
- Alcapulco’s – Mexican
- Joe’s American Bar & Grill – Wide variety of traditional fair
- Angry Ham’s garage – Pub style food
- Ken’s Steak House – Well known Steak House
Bill Gassett – Framingham Massachusetts Realtor
When going about interviewing Realtors there should be a number of important things you look for in the interview including the agents past track record of success, statistical data such as list price to sale price ratios and average days on market, along with their communication and marketing skills. While putting a SOLD rider on your lawn is my #1 goal, I also expect to make you feel like selling your home was pain free experience!
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss why I am a well respected Realtor servicing Framingham Real Estate owners and how my clients homes become featured in the lime light online.
There are no other Realtors in Framingham MA who are providing the level of online exposure found here through social media integration or search engine optimized results! If you are planning on selling your home, internet marketing is one of my specialties. There are not many Realtors who do what it takes to make your home seem like it is “featured” everywhere.
Your property will be found in all the top places that most buyer’s would be searching for Framingham homes for sale, including this website which is highly indexed by Google and other search engines. The idea of great real estate marketing does not stop at putting a for sale sign in your yard and listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
We leave no stone unturned when it comes to marketing our clients homes and condominiums. As far as Real Estate advertising goes, you will find that I do things that other Realtors do not, including spending time on social media and search engine optimization. Seeing your home featured in Facebook, Google Plus, Linkedin and Twitter to name a few, are the norm not the exception.
Additional things that help us stand out include exceptional photography from a high end camera, vivid descriptions describing all the best features of your home, along with a video tour that will be found in Youtube, Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and MLS.
If you are in the market to buy, you will find a variety of residential options to choose from to fit your lifestyle budget and needs. Whether you are looking to purchase an affordable in town village colonial or an executive home, let me be your guide to the Real Estate market as an educated buyer’s agent.
A few of my accomplishments that I am proud of include:
- Graduated with B.S. in Marketing and Management Northeastern University Boston, MA. Active participant in the Cooperative Education Program.
- Full time Realtor for past 26 years servicing Metrowest MA including Framingham.
- Member of National Association of Realtors & Greater Boston Real Estate Board.
- Prior to joining RE/MAX in 1996 was one of the top agents in MA for the Prudential Real Estate.
- Have been ranked one of the top 5 RE/MAX agents in Massachusetts each year, for twelve out of the past thirteen years.
- #1 agent at RE/MAX Executive Realty - a five office company with over 120 agents. RE/MAX Executive Realty is one of the largest RE/MAX company’s in Massachusetts with offices in Hopkinton, Holliston, Grafton, and Franklin.
- Elected to RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
- RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement award.
- Have been ranked as high as #19 RE/MAX agent in the United States.
- Featured in Who’s Who In Real Estate.
- In 2012 was the #1 RE/MAX Realtor in all of New England.
I have been listing and selling homes in and around Metrowest Massachusetts for the last 26+ years. Call or send me an email so we can discuss how I can best serve your Framingham MA Real Estate needs!
Bill Gassett ~ Framingham MA Realtor
RE/MAX Executive Realty
77 Main Street, Hopkinton MA 01748
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(all data current as of 5/20/2013)
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$190,000 : 26 Salem End Ln, Framingham3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$190,000 : 54 Donna Rd, Framingham3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$199,900 : 9 Victory St, Framingham3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$199,900 : 50 Hartford St, Framingham2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$219,000 : 17 Knox Ave, Framingham2 beds, 1 full bath
$229,814 : 1088 Edgell Rd, Framingham3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$229,900 : 34 Brookfield Cir, Framingham3 beds, 1 full bath
$239,900 : 22r Fay Road, Unit Rear, Framingham2 beds, 1 full bath
$244,900 : 25 Cherry Rd, Framingham3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$245,000 : 77 Gregory Rd, Framingham3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$249,900 : 44 Williams St, Framingham3 beds, 1 full bath
$249,900 : 358 Hollis St, Unit 358, Framingham4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$250,000 : 8 Highland Ct, Framingham3 beds, 2 full baths
$255,000 : 81 Gilbert St, Framingham3 beds, 1 full bath
$259,000 : 64 Birch Rd, Framingham4 beds, 2 full baths
$259,500 : 25 Burdette Ave, Framingham3 beds, 2 full baths
$259,900 : 44 Curtis Rd., Framingham3 beds, 1 full bath
$264,900 : 82 Lowther Road, Framingham3 beds, 1 full bath
$264,900 : 14 Ellis St, Framingham3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$265,000 : 44 Waushakum Street, Framingham3 beds, 2 full baths
$269,000 : 22 Fay Road, Framingham3 beds, 1 full bath
$269,900 : 182 Summer St, Framingham3 beds, 1 full bath
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