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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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Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

From $3045

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Bowen - Thompsonville, Newton)

(216)

From $3045

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Marlborough, MA 01752

From $2040

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Marlborough, MA (Marlborough)


From $2040

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Bellingham, MA 02019

From $1551

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Bellingham, MA (Bellingham, North Bellingham)


From $1551

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Plainville, MA 02762

From $1595

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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Plainville, MA 02762

From $1290

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Plainville, MA

(15)

From $1290

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Foxboro, MA 02035

$1235 - $1495

2 Beds1 Bath

Foxboro, MA (Foxborough)

(6)

$1235 - $1495

2 Beds1 Bath
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Foxboro, MA 02035

$1600 - $1610

2 Beds1 Bath

Foxboro, MA (Foxborough)

(8)

$1600 - $1610

2 Beds1 Bath
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Foxboro, MA 02035

$1500 - $1600

2 Beds1 Bath

Foxboro, MA (Foxborough)

(11)

$1500 - $1600

2 Beds1 Bath
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Milford, MA 01757

$1375 - $1899

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Milford, MA (Milford)


$1375 - $1899

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cumberland, RI 02864

$1379 - $2608

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cumberland, RI (Cumberland Hill)


$1379 - $2608

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Sharon, MA 02067

From $1925

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Hopkinton, MA 01748

From $1660

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Norwood, MA 02062

$1625 - $2495

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Norwood, MA (Norwood, South Norwood)

(11)

$1625 - $2495

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Attleboro, MA 02703

From $1691

2-3 Beds1 Bath

Attleboro, MA (Briggs Corner, Dodgeville)


From $1691

2-3 Beds1 Bath
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Norwood, MA 02062

From $1625

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Norwood, MA (Norwood)

(17)

From $1625

1-3 Beds1 Bath
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Canton, MA 02021

From $1840

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Grafton, MA 01519

$900 - $1100

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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Framingham, MA 01702

From $1365

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (Framingham, West Framingham)

(7)

From $1365

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Framingham, MA 01701

$1350 - $1900

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (Framingham)

(2)

$1350 - $1900

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10

Framingham, MA 01702

From $1585

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (Framingham, West Framingham)

(10)

From $1585

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths