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Overview of Franklin

Home to about 32,000 people, the city of Franklin, Mass., is located a half hour's drive from Providence, R.I., and an hour's drive from Boston. This attractive town ranked No. 10 on CNN/Money Magazine's list of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch. Franklin is a charming city with many employment opportunities, making it an ideal location for young professionals working on building their careers and starting families. Franklin's historic tree-lined streets, strong sense of community and ideal location make it a great place to live. Those searching for Franklin apartments for rent will likely decide to make Franklin a permanent home.

Living in Franklin, MA

Franklin was once an industrial hub, as it served as a production center for straw products during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was during this time that many of Franklin's historic neighborhoods were built. The city's historic charms are intensified by its close proximity to many natural respites and beautiful scenery.

Franklin is a great place to live and work. A 360-acre business park is home to major companies like Cisco and New England Power, making Franklin a regional employment hub. In fact, the city's population increases by about 7 percent on workdays due to commuting, according to City-Data. Franklin residents enjoy a median household income that is almost $25,000 greater than the Massachusetts average, making this city a desirable place to call home.

Franklin Attractions and Special Events

Franklin is home to two large natural attractions: Franklin State Forest and Franklin Town Forest. Not to be confused, the two parks are separate entities. Franklin State Forest spans about 7,800 acres and is home to a biologically diverse and beautiful wild forest. About 99 percent of the land is completely forested, with about 96 percent of the forest designated as "mature," according to the Department of Agriculture. Franklin Town Forest is also impressive, as it is home to more than 180 acres of preserved wild space.

To find a Franklin apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Framingham, MA 01701

From $1299

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Framingham, MA (Framingham, Framingham Centre)


From $1299

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
55

Dedham, MA 02026

$2158 - $3488

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Dedham, MA (Dedham, Oakdale)

(55)

$2158 - $3488

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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353

Natick, MA 01760

From $1990

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Natick, MA (Framingham, Golden Triangle)

(353)

From $1990

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
41
128

Westwood, MA 02090

From $2075

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Westwood, MA (Westwood)

(128)

From $2075

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
11
41

Stoughton, MA 02072

$1571 - $2665

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Stoughton, MA (Canton)

(41)

$1571 - $2665

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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53

Framingham, MA 01701

From $1975

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (Framingham, Saxonville)

(53)

From $1975

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
30
483

Randolph, MA 02368

From $1785

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Randolph, MA (North Randolph, Randolph)

(483)

From $1785

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
38
215

Providence, RI 02903

From $2010

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Providence, RI (Downtown)

(215)

From $2010

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
4

Providence, RI 02908

$1150 - $3500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Providence, RI (Downtown)

(4)

$1150 - $3500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
182

Stoughton, MA 02072

From $1721

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Stoughton, MA (Stoughton)

(182)

From $1721

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
26
472

Needham, MA 02494

From $2705

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Needham, MA (Needham)

(472)

From $2705

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3

Providence, RI 02903

Contact for Pricing

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Providence, RI (Downtown)


Contact for Pricing

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
5

Providence, RI 02903

$1295 - $2945

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Providence, RI (Downtown)

(5)

$1295 - $2945

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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361

Newton, MA 02458

From $2135

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Newton, MA (Newton, Newton Highlands)

(361)

From $2135

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA 02131

$1380 - $2910

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA (Metropolitan Hill - Beach Street, Roslindale)


$1380 - $2910

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7

Newton, MA 02459

From $3350

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Newton, MA (Newton, Oak Hill)


From $3350

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
41
154

Marlborough, MA 01752

From $1855

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Marlborough, MA (Marlborough)

(154)

From $1855

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
24
446

Northborough, MA 01532

From $1710

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Northborough, MA (Northborough)

(446)

From $1710

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
26
205

Marlborough, MA 01752

From $1635

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Marlborough, MA (Downtown, Marlborough)

(205)

From $1635

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
26
216

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

From $2895

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Bowen - Thompsonville, Newton)

(216)

From $2895

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths