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Framingham MA Apartments
The City of Framingham MA is located in Middlesex County. Its incorporation dates to 1700. As of the last U.S. Census in 2010, Framingham had a population of over 68,000 people. The city covers an area of roughly 25 square miles and is located in the eastern end Massachusetts, west of Boston by twenty miles. It is roughly halfway between Worcester and Boston. The neighboring towns are Sudbury, Natick, Wayland, Marlborough, Southborough, Sherborn and Ashland.
The per capita income in Framingham MA is about $38,500, slightly above the national average. Median household income is likewise slightly above the national average at $73,182. Just over half of Framingham residents live in single-family homes that they own. Median home value is $462,689.
Route 9 bisects the city from the east to the west, dividing it in half, and roughly paralleling Interstate 90. The northern part of Framingham contains the villages of Pinefield, Ridgefield, Nobscot and Saxonville, as well as Framingham Center (where the town common is located). The southern part of Framingham includes the villages of Coburnville, Salem End Road and Lokerville, as well as downtown Framingham.
Rental Market in Framingham MA
The vacancy rate in Framingham is slightly above 3%, meaning they are typically enough units available to meet demand. The average rent prices are as follows.
- Studio Apartments – $1,396
- 1 Bedroom Apartments – $1,586
- 2 Bedroom Apartments – $1,950
- 3 Bedroom Apartments – $2,551
Framingham MA Apartment Buildings and Complexes
The city has a number of apartment complexes. This sampling will give you an idea of what to expect when looking for Framingham MA apartments to rent:
Water View Village at Framingham
Water View Village at Framingham is located at1296 Worcester Road. They offer studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments. Community amenities include a fitness center, a pool with sundeck, controlled access, on site management, and laundry rooms. Apartment features include central air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, large closets, a private terrace or balcony, high-speed internet, and heat and hot water are included. Studio apartments start at $1,580, one bedroom apartments start at $1,775 and two bedroom apartments start at $2,130.
Jefferson Hills Apartments
Jefferson Hills Apartments is located at 1610 Worcester Road. They offer studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments. Community amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor pool with deck, a turf soccer field, basketball and tennis courts, an internet café, outdoor grilling areas, a dog park, a clubhouse, a resident lounge with billiard table, a business center with meeting space, on-site laundry facilities, controlled access, on site Metro West Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) bus stop, and on-site maintenance and management.
Apartment amenities include stainless steel appliances, cable ready wiring, and a private balcony. Some apartments include quartz countertops and a breakfast bar. Studio apartments start at $1,335. One bedroom apartments start at $1,495. Two bedroom apartments start at $1,770.
Bayberry Hill Estates Apartments
Bayberry Hill Estates Apartments is located at 50 Dinsmore Avenue. They offer studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom apartments. Community amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, a clubhouse, laundry facility, a sauna, controlled building access, and carport or garage parking. Apartment amenities include a dishwasher, refrigerator, smart door locks, and walk in closets. Studio apartments start at $1,439. One bedroom apartments start at $1,789. Two bedroom apartments start at $2,098 and three bedroom apartments start at $2,571.
Sovereign Apartments is located at 23 Auburn Street. They offer studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments. Community amenities include concierge service, an Olympic size swimming pool, a gazebo, parking for residents and guests, a barbecue area, shuffleboard, and horseshoes. Studio apartments start at $1,399. One bedroom apartments start at $1,599. Two bedroom apartments start at $1,750.
Hamilton Village is located at 10-85 Queens Way. They offer one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Community amenities include an intercom, laundry rooms, on site management, a swimming pool, and heat and hot water are included. Apartment amenities include a large balcony or patio, air conditioning, and wall-to-wall carpeting. One bedroom apartments start at $1,400. Two bedroom apartments start at $1,900.
Avalon Framingham is located at 40 Riverpath Drive. They offer one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Community amenities include a saltwater swimming pool, a fitness center, a lounge, and free Wi-Fi in community areas. Apartment amenities include modern open floor plan kitchens, a private balcony or patio, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, and detached garages are available. Some apartments have lofts and dens. One bedroom apartments start at $2,313. Two bedroom apartments start at $2,755.
Public Education in Framingham
Education has a long history in Framingham dating back to 1706, when the first schoolmaster was hired. Despite this, the city of Framingham did not have a public school building until 1716. The year 1792 saw the first high school in Framingham open its doors to the public. It was shortly closed down, however, as a result of financing issues. It was much later, in 1852, that the first town-operated high school was opened.
The City of Framingham has 14 public schools administered by the Framingham Public School District. The local high school is Framingham High School. There are three middle schools: Walsh Middle School, Cameron Middle School, and Fuller Middle School. The nine elementary schools are Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, Stapleton Elementary School, Potter Road Elementary School, McCarthy Elementary School, Barberi Elementary School, Brophy Elementary School, Dunning Elementary School, Hemenway Elementary School, and King Elementary School. The Blocks Pre-school is also part of the Framingham Public School District.
Also located in Framingham MA is the Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School. This offers an alternative to attending Framingham High School, with an emphasis on vocational education. Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical is the host for Keefe at Night, which is a program offering continuing education classes for adults in the evening.
Christa McAuliffe Charter School is another regional school located in Framingham MA at 139 Newbury Street. Students in grades six through eight learn here in the method referred to as Expeditionary Learning. Students learn to take an active role in their education and to think critically. The school’s namesake is the American teacher who became an astronaut in the NASA Teacher in Space Project. She was killed in the explosion that occurred during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986.
Private Education in Framingham
There are also a number of private schools in the city of Framingham MA. Here are a few examples:
The Sudbury Valley School, located at 2 Winch Street, offers education to students from pre-school through high school. This school has a uniquely innovative approach to education in that students spend their time there as they please, with no curriculum or grades.
Summit Montessori School, located at 283 Pleasant Street, offers education from pre-school through elementary school in an accredited Montessori environment.
The Brighton School, located at 360 Water Street, is a non-profit private elementary school serving pre-kindergarten through grade six students. Self-directed learning is emphasized.
Post-Secondary Education in Framingham
Framingham State University’s campus is located at 100 State Street. It is a public university offering a range of undergraduate programs. Originally a school for educating teachers, they eventually expanded that curriculum to a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1922. Framingham State University now offers Bachelor of Arts degrees, as well as master’s degrees in education, business administration, science, and arts. It is one of the seven state universities in Massachusetts that are not affiliated directly with the University of Massachusetts system. There are over 4,500 undergraduate students, and over 1,800 postgraduate students.
Road Travel in Framingham
Four state highways, Route 9, Route 30, Route 126 and Route 135, and one interstate highway, Interstate 90, a limited access toll road, which are convenient for the town of Framingham and its residents, serve Framingham MA.
Rail Travel in Framingham
The rail network is also very convenient for residents of Framingham MA apartments. The MBTA Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line, which is served by Framingham Station at 417 Waverly Street, enables you to move to South Station in Downtown Boston and Back Bay Station in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Also available at this station is the Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, which connects Boston with Chicago and New York City.
Travelling by Bus in Framingham
Travelling by bus in Framingham is also easy because there are many options from which you can choose. One option is through the Logan Express bus service, operated by Massport, that takes you right to Logan Airport. If you are looking to get to New York, Boston or Worcester, you can catch a bus through the Peter Pan or Greyhound lines. Getting around downtown Framingham is possible through the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority that operates bus services on local routes.
Noteworthy Buildings and Landmarks in Framingham
Like any other place, Framingham has a number of buildings that have defined the city. One area that embodies the history of Framingham is the Centre Common, located along Edgell Road, just north of Route 9 (Worcester Road). It is a grassy, open area that formed the town common at the historic center of early Framingham MA. There are three noteworthy historical buildings located around the perimeter of Centre Common:
Edgell Memorial Library, located at 3 Oak Street, is a fine example of Victorian Gothic architecture, and one of the few such examples in the area to survive to this day. It was built in 1872 as a memorial to soldiers who served in the Civil War. The Framingham History Center now uses it as exhibition and storage space for their collection of historic artifacts, a museum shop, presentation space for their monthly programs, and as office space.
Framingham Historic Village Hall, located at 2 Oak Street, was built in 1834 to serve as Framingham’s second town hall. It faces the southern edge of the Centre Common. Last used as the town hall in 1891, this Doric columned building is now a rental venue for weddings and other special occasions. It is able to accommodate up to 180 guests.
The Old Academy, which now houses the Framingham Historical Society, is located at 16 Vernon Street. It is a stone structure built in Greek Revival style with a columned front entrance. Built in 1837, it originally housed the Framingham Academy. Artifacts from Framingham’s history are now on display here. It is open from Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4pm.
Enjoying the Outdoors in Framingham MA
When living in Framingham MA apartments, there will be times that you will want to enjoy the great outdoors. Framingham has a lot to offer in terms of keeping in touch with nature.
The Callahan State Park
Take time to relax while living in Framingham MA apartments at the Callahan State Park. Located at 1048 Edmands Road, this 800-acre preserve administered by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation contains seven miles of trails with ponds and open meadows. One thing that you will absolutely love about the Callahan State Park is that parking is free.
Garden in the Woods
Located at 180 Hemenway Road, Garden in the Woods offers 45 acres of woodlands, botanical gardens, and a kettle pond. Tours are available.
In 1971, the City of Framingham acquired a 57-acre parcel of the Macomber Estate (also called Raceland) as a conservation area. This parcel includes wetlands, meadows, and forest. The entrance is located on Badger Road, and the city provides a parking area. Old carriage roads form the broad trails and there are bridges where they cross Barton Brook. Part of the trail offers a scenic overlook of Stearns Reservoir.
Cushing Memorial Park
This is a 57-acre park with entrances on Winter Street and Dudley Road. During World War II, an Army hospital was located here. Also on this property is the Cushing Memorial Chapel.
Places to Eat and Drink in Framingham
Nothing speaks more about a place than the local cuisine. If you choose one of the great Framingham MA apartments as your new home, you will have some wonderful nearby spots to eat.
Bourbon’s Kitchen & Cocktails
Bourbon’s Kitchen & Cocktails, located at 47 Beacon Street, is perhaps one of the best spots for you to enjoy in Framingham. It has everything that you may want when looking to enjoy a great night out. It offers a very cozy atmosphere that is sure to put you at ease. The cocktail menu is very innovative and you will definitely not be disappointed. To top it all off, the food is very good and the servers are courteous and attentive without being intrusive. You will definitely be back for more of the delicious experience Bourbon’s Kitchen & Cocktails has to offer.
Jack’s Abby, located at 100 Clinton Street, is a craft brewery founded by three brothers – Sam, Jack, and Eric Hendler. Their on-site Beer Hall & Kitchen is open daily from lunchtime into the late evening. They have twenty-four of their own brews on tap, many of which you can take home in growlers or bottles. If there is any style of beer or ale you would like to try, they have their own custom samples on offer. The kitchen prepares sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, wood-fired pizza, and salads. They offer innovative as well as traditional variations on pub food, such as The House Sausage & Ricotta Pizza that includes pistachio pesto, broccolini, and cherry peppers. Their chicken wings are wood fired in their pizza oven. The house cheeseburger includes green chili and fried onions.
Nzuko is located at 341 Cochituate Road. They offer organic, fresh food: chicken, pork, salmon, and lamb, as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes. Their stated mission is to make healthy, flavorful global cuisine. The ambiance of this small counter service restaurant is open, bright, and airy. Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean cuisines inspire the food they skillfully prepare. Make no mistake, the food here is worthy of being referred to as cuisine. In addition to wonderful entrees, they have an extensive list of specialty salads, wraps, side dishes, desserts, and smoothies. Delivery with Grub Hub is available, and they recently opened a second location in the Natick Mall.
Aoi Japanese Restaurant
Aoi Japanese Restaurant is located at 855 Worcester Street. This is a highly rated, casual restaurant serving ramen, teriyaki, and sushi. Most of the customers who have left reviews attest to the excellence of the food and the pleasant service.
J & M Diner
J & M Diner is located at 50 Worcester Rd. It is a cheerful place with a retro diner vibe. This is a family run business. They are open for breakfast and lunch, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm daily. This diner has an impressive list of house specialty omelets, as well as an array of expertly prepared hearty breakfast fare. They serve everything from the Paleo Caveman Plate with eggs, sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon, and sweet potato hash to decadent waffles, French toast, and pancakes.
Mediterranean Turkish Halal Food
Mediterranean Turkish Halal Food is located at 1609 Concord Street. This is a family run, primarily take-out restaurant that has earned great reviews from its customers. They offer an array of Turkish pies, which are savory turnovers stuffed with spiced meats, vegetables, and/or cheeses. There is also a selection of guvec dishes, which are traditional thick stews in earthenware pots. They also serve a selection of savory appetizers and Mediterranean-style wraps, as well as house specialty combination platters. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Pho Dakao is located at 101 Concord Street. It is a highly rated, family run Vietnamese noodle soup restaurant. Customers and media reviews are evidence of the excellent quality of their food. The authentic cuisine here is Vietnamese with a subtle French influence. There is a selection of tasty appetizers, Vietnamese salads, house specialty entrees, and of course their premier selection of Pho – offered with beef, seafood, or chicken. The house Special Pho includes brisket, rare-steak, flank, tripe and tendon. On Friday nights from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm, there are live jazz performances.
La Cantina Italiana
La Cantina Italiana is located at 911 Waverley Street. This is a long-established local Italian restaurant known for its excellent food in a casual setting. They offer an extensive array of antipasti, pasta, and entrees, as well as pizza and sandwiches. They offer catering and host functions as well. Hundreds of people have left reviews attesting to how much they enjoy the food here.
Pueblito Paisa Colombia Restaurant
Pueblito Paisa Colombia Restaurant is located at 66 Hollis Street. It is a family run Columbian restaurant offering wonderful food according to their own family’s traditional recipes from their home city of Medellin, Columbia. They are open from 7am to 9pm every day except Tuesday. You can get traditional breakfast dishes all day, and there is quite a list of appetizers, salads, platters, and entrees. This restaurant is a fine example of Columbian traditional home cooking and a unique place worthy of patronage.
Becoming familiar with an area definitely takes some of the stress out of moving. Knowing there are numerous things to do, historical places, nature reserves and green spaces, and a variety fantastic restaurants make the prospect of moving exciting and something to look forward to. We are confident that as you move into the beautiful City of Framingham, you will enjoy all that it has to offer. There is so much to see and do while living in your Framingham MA apartment.