Downtown Framingham
Downtown Framingham provides a dense urban experience with cultural amenities and direct access to public transportation including frequent commuter rail service to Boston and Worcester. Downtown Framingham offers cultural amenities such as the Amazing Things Arts Center along with a mix of ethnic restaurants and specialty stores. Stop by one of our great bakeries for a cup of strong Brazilian coffee on your way to the commuter rail, or catch a show at Amazing Things. Our downtown is anchored by the Memorial Building, which serves as the city's primary government office and just down the street is a full-service federal Social Security office. Learn More Here

Framingham Centre
Framingham Centre is Framingham’s historic area and home to Framingham State University. The old Framingham Green at the intersection of Worcester Road (Route 9), the original highway linking Boston to Worcester, and Edgell Road, one of Framingham's critical north-south routes, marks the center of this community. Surrounded by historic buildings, this was the town's civic center until the new town hall was built in 1928 in Downtown Framingham. Most notably, in addition to being the home of Framingham State University, the Centre is the home the Framingham History Center and Danforth Art, and the Framingham Technology Park, where many of Framingham's larger corporations are located. Learn More Here

Nobscot is in the heart of northwest Framingham. While generally suburban in character, the center of this community is Nobscot Village, the area's commercial core at the intersection of Edgell Road and Water Street. But Nobscot is so much more! With serene farms to the west, the imposing height of the wooded Nobscot Hill to the north, and the verdant pathways of the renowned Garden in the Woods to the east, Nobscot is a place of natural beauty and community. Learn More Here

Saxonville is a thriving residential, commercial, and artistic community. Centered around the old Saxonville Mill Complex on the banks of the Sudbury River, the Village of Saxonville is listed as an historic district on the National Historic Register. With many 19th century historic wooden homes characterized by their mansard roofs, this tight-knit, walkable community is nonetheless conveniently close to shopping and transportation options. Learn More Here


About Framingham, MA

Framingham, the hub of a region known as MetroWest, offers a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural qualities. Here are some other facts about Framingham:

  • Founded in 1700
  • Location: 20 miles west of downtown Boston
  • 2010 Census Population: 68,318
  • Form of Government: Mayor + 11-member City Council
  • Framingham contains three nationally registered historic districts and five local historic districts
  • The City has almost 300 historic homes
  • The City is widely recognized for The Framingham Heart Study; in 1948, the community embarked on an ambitious project in health research to identify the common factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease by following its development over a long period of time in a large group of participants


  • Private Sector
  • Bose Corporation (HQ)
  • Staples (HQ)
  • TJX (HQ)
  • Sanofi-Genzyme
  • Boston Heart Diagnostics (HQ)
  • Philips Lifeline


Performing Arts and Live Entertainment

  • Amazing Things Arts Center
  • Nevins Hall at the historic Memorial Building
  • Danny Sullivans


  • IMAX Movie Theater
  • AMC Movie Complex


  • Framingham Mall (400 Cochituate Road)
  • Shoppers World

Cultural Institutions

  • Danforth Art
  • The Mazmanian Art Gallery
  • Garden in the Woods
  • Framingham History Center

Public / Institutional Sector

  • Framingham Public Schools 
  • Framingham State University
  • MassBay Community College
  • MetroWest Medical Center 

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About the Neighborhood

There are community events
There's holiday spirit
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parks and playgrounds
Walking / Hiking trails
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