Franklin Massachusetts

Franklin Massachusetts Real Estate Guide

Franklin MA Rea Estate, Franklin MA Homes for Sale, Selling Your Franklin MA Home The Town of Franklin is located in Norfolk County, Southern Massachusetts, 35 miles southwest of Boston and 20 miles north of Providence Rhode Island.

Franklin is bordered by Norfolk (East), Medway (North), Wrentham (South), and Bellingham (West) and is a part of the Boston MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area).  According to the United States Census Bureau, Franklin has a total area of 27 square miles.

The town was first settled by Europeans in 1660 and was officially incorporated during the American Revolution. The town chose to be called Franklin in honer of Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin MA Rea Estate, Franklin MA Homes for Sale, Selling Your Franklin MA Home The Franklin Public Library is the first public library in America with original books donated by Benjamin Franklin.

At one end of Franklin’s Historic District is the little Red Brick School, and is believed to be one of the oldest still functioning public schools in the US.

The town still contains vestiges of its Industrial Revolution background.  One old mill building was turned into residential condos and a nearby building consists of a variety of commercial businesses, including the Franklin Mill Store.

The Feast of Saint Rocco is an Italian festival offering visitors delicious regional food, live entertainment, carnival rides and games.  Held in honor of the Catholic patron saint of the poor and infirm, the festival is very popular and draws thousands of people during the four day event.

Overall, Franklin is a charming, historical Massachusetts town and a great place to live and raise a family.

Population Statistics

As of 2011, Franklin’s population is 33,272 people.  Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.47 percent.  There are 1,190 people per square mile (population density).  The median age is 36.4.  62.10% of people are married and 6.49% are divorced.  The average household size is 2.88 people.  58.47% of people are married with children and 55.77% have children and are single.

The Weather/Climate

The climate is typical of Eastern Massachusetts and experiences a wide range of temperatures from winter to summer. The town gets 48 inches of rain per year and 46 inches of snowfall. Number of days with any measurable precipitation is 112.

On average, there are 203 sunny days per year in Franklin with July highs are around 84 degrees and January lows are around 14 degrees.

The Economy

Businesses looking to relocate to Franklin can take advantage of some of Massachusetts’ business incentives. Predominately a manufacturing town, a single tax rate for businesses and residents has helped draw local and nationally known firms to the area, such as Putnam Investments and New England dairy Garelick Farms.

Forge Park, a 360-acre development, houses such major companies as Cisco and New England Power, and it contributes more than a million dollars a year to the city’s tax base.

Franklin’s unemployment rate is 7.10%, with job growth of 0.11%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.12%. Franklin sales tax rate is 5.00% and income tax is 5.30%.  Income per capita is $39,469, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $95,752.

Population by Occupation in Franklin, MA

  • Management, Business, and Financial Operations 23.89%
  • Professional and Related Occupations 25.88%
  • Service 9.77%
  • Sales and Office 25.39%
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.21%
  • Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 7.62%
  • Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 9.52%

Franklin MA Realty

If you’re in the market to buy Real Estate in Franklin MA or thinking about relocating, you’ll find many residential options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for luxury and estate homes,  single-family homes, town homes or possibly short sales, I am a Franklin MA Realtor that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for! Franklin Real Estate is quite diverse with condominiums under 100k to homes approaching a million dollars. Franklin’s bread and butter price point however is in the 300-500k range.

The median home value is $375,600. Home appreciation is 0.19% over the last year. The median age of Franklin real estate is 29 years. Renters make up 17.16% of the population and 2.42% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

Franklin Public Schools

The schools spend $7,782 per student.  There are 13 pupils per teacher, 1,230 students per librarian and 892 children per counselor. The Public Schools include:

  • Franklin MA Rea Estate, Franklin MA Homes for Sale, Selling Your Franklin MA Home Helen Keller Elementary School
  • Horace Mann School
  • JF Kennedy Memorial School
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Oak Street  Elementary School
  • Annie Sullivan Middle School
  • Remington Middle School
  • Parmenter School
  • Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School
  • Davis Theyer School
  • Tri County Reg Voc Tech School

Colleges/Universities with over 2000 Students nearest to Franklin

  • Dean College
  • Bryant University
  • Framingham State College
  • Wellesley College
  • Stonehill College
  • Babson College
  • Providence College
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College

Educational Statistics

  • Franklin MA Rea Estate, Franklin MA Homes for Sale, Selling Your Franklin MA Home 2 yr College Grad. 9.02%
  • 4 yr College Grad. 31.49%
  • Graduate Degrees 17.02%
  • High School Grads. 94.90%

Hospitals/Medical Centers nearest to Franklin

  • Milford Regional Medical Center
  • Metrowest Medical Center
  • Landmark Medical Center
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Norwood Hospital
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Miriam Hospital
  • Butler Hospital

Transportation and Commute

There are good transportation networks with Route 140 with convenient access to highway I-495 and major routes such as the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), Route 1 and I-95. Commuter rail service from Boston’s South Station is provided by the MBTA with the Forge Park/495 and Franklin stops on its Franklin Line.

Amtrak stations near Franklin include: Framingham Station – 13 Miles; Route 128 Station – 16 miles; and Providence Station -19 miles

The average one-way commute takes 36 minutes. 81% of commuters drive their own car alone. 5% carpool with others. 7% take mass transit and 5% work from home. With good schools,a terrific commuting location and the convenience of major shopping and restaurants it is no wonder this is a popular town for those who are moving into the area as well as those who have already been established locally.

Bill Gassett Franklin Massachusetts Realtor

If you’re thinking about selling your home, investment property or other Franklin MA Real Estate, allow me to help make the transaction a smooth and pleasant experience. If you’re in the market to buyReal Estate, you’ll find a variety of residential options to choose from to fit your lifestyle budget and needs.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell Real Estate, my goal is to provide expert advice and exceptional customer service utilizing the latest, cutting-edge Internet marketing technology available.

You will find all our efforts revolve around making your home look fantastic online with vivid photography, virtual tours and well though out descriptions. We then use our social media and search engine optimization knowledge to make your property visible all over the internet!

A few of my accomplishments that I am proud of include:

  • Franklin MA Real Estate 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 Franklin MA.
  • 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 eleven out of the past twelve years.
  •  #1 agent at RE/MAX Executive Realty - a five office company with over 135 agents. RE/MAX Executive  Realty is one of the largest RE/MAX company’s in Massachusetts with offices in Hopkinton, Holliston, Medfield,  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 Franklin Real Estate needs!

Bill Gassett ~ Realtor Franklin MA
RE/MAX Executive Realty
445 Franklin Village Drive, Franklin MA 02038
Phone: 508.625.0191
Fax: 508.435.5550
Email: billgassett@remaxexec.com
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(all data current as of 4/16/2014)

  1. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 8,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.30 ac
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 21
    Days on market: 372
    Walk Score®: 23
    Listed with Anthony Joseph Real Estate LLC
  2. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,845 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,168 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 9
    Days on market: 28
    Walk Score®: 34
    Listed with RE/MAX Executive Realty
  3. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,052 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 13
    Days on market: 2
    Walk Score®: 28
    Listed with Century 21 Commonwealth
  4. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.00 ac
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 9
    Days on market: 795
    Walk Score®: 8
    Listed with RE/MAX Executive Realty
  5. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,598 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.53 ac
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 9
    Days on market: 367
    Walk Score®: 8
    Listed with RE/MAX Executive Realty
  6. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,622 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.81 ac
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 9
    Days on market: 795
    Walk Score®: 6
    Listed with RE/MAX Executive Realty
  7. 6 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,938 sq ft
    Lot size: 12.36 ac
    Year built: 1953
    Parking spots: 13
    Days on market: 71
    Walk Score®: 40
    Listed with Costello Realty
  8. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,378 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.97 ac
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 18
    Days on market: 259
    Walk Score®: 23
    Listed with Costello Realty
  9. 7 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 5,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.03 ac
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market: 66
    Walk Score®: 0
    Listed with William Raveis Delta Realtors
  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,972 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,223 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 13
    Days on market: 7
    Walk Score®: 22
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty - Foxboro/North Attleboro
  11. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.07 ac
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 14
    Walk Score®: 8
    Listed with RE/MAX Executive Realty
  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,244 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.10 ac
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market: 211
    Walk Score®: 51
    Listed with Carey Realty Group, Inc.
  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 40,001 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 9
    Days on market: 59
    Walk Score®: 6
    Listed with RE/MAX Executive Realty
  14. 4 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,588 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.04 ac
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 9
    Days on market: 64
    Walk Score®: 63
    Listed with Red Door Properties
  15. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,981 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.01 ac
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 14
    Walk Score®: 5
    Listed with Century 21 Commonwealth
  16. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,097 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,134 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 47
    Walk Score®: 48
    Listed with Era Key Realty Services
  17. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,524 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,389 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 23
    Walk Score®: 2
    Listed with RE/MAX Executive Realty
  18. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,963 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.06 ac
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 22
    Walk Score®: 15
    Listed with Prudential Page Realty
  19. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,627 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,097 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market: 29
    Walk Score®: 46
    Listed with Carey Realty Group, Inc.
  20. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,644 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,038 sqft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 9
    Days on market: 15
    Walk Score®: 9
    Listed with Real Living Realty Group

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Massachusetts Real Estate exposure is a marketing site designed to give Massachusetts home seller’s a dominant online presence. Massachusetts Real Estate Exposure is owned and operated by RE/MAX Realtor Bill Gassett, who covers the Metrowest Massachusetts area and beyond including Ashland, Bellingham, Blackstone, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston,, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northborough, Northbridge , Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sutton, Wayland, Westborough, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge MA. Bill Gassett was the #1 RE/MAX Realtor in all of Massachusetts in 2013.
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