Franklin is a quaint little town with great quality of life steeped in history dating back to the 1700’s. Franklin is part of Norfolk County and originally was part of Wrentham. The town was named after the great statesman, Benjamin Franklin, who donated books to the first United States Library established here in November 1790.  Though official known as the Town of Franklin, it is one of thirteen communities in Massachusetts with a city status.

 

The Franklin Public Schools have 6 elementary schools, 3 Middle Schools and a newly built High School. There is a historic school called The Red Brick School.  In higher education, Dean College, (http://www.dean.edu/ – founded in 1865), is located in the heart of the town with a nicely accessible campus.

 

Commuting north to Boston and South to Providence or along the I-495 industrial corridor is convenient via I-495 from Route 140 and King Street. For mass transit, there is a commuter rail service to Boston with two stations in Franklin, and a nearby stop in Norfolk.

 

Places for outdoor recreation include hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding at the 843 acre Franklin State Park, the Del Carte Playground and swimming at Chilson Beach. There is also a beautiful natural Preserve nearby called Joe Rock in Wrentham.

 

For golf enthusiasts, there is the Franklin Country Club with picturesque scenery of gently rolling hills, tree lined fairways with 18-hole Championship Golf Course as well as a Club House and Pool. Within 1.5 miles of this property is a terrific recreation facility called The Adirondack Club (http://www.adirondackclub.com/) at 800 Chestnut Street. They offer a myriad of activities for all ages from personal training, group exercises, tennis, aquatic, after-school and numerous camps.

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