Franklin is home to the nation's first public library, which houses books originally donated by Benjamin Franklin himself. Travel is made simple with convenient access to interstates 495, 90, and 95. If a train is more your speed, the town hosts two MBTA commuter rail stations. Franklin is bordered by Norfolk (East), Medway (North), Wrentham (South), and Bellingham (West).
While the town's easy access to Boston and Providence is a prized feature, Franklin thrives with its own economic opportunities, hosting widely known firms in manufacturing and business. Moreover, Franklin is widely recognized for its desirability as a place to raise a family, and has been ranked as Bloomberg Businessweek's "Best Place to Raise Kids in Massachusetts" three times in recent years. The town enjoys an ever-expanding range of unique opportunities for children, from ice hockey to yoga. Chilson Beach at Beaver Pond is a perfect area for reading and picnicking, as well as swimming lessons and water sports. For children with cultural interests, there's the Franklin School of the Performing Arts, attracting dance and theater students. The town also has a pair of golf courses within close proximity, including the Maplegate Country Club, over the border in Bellingham, and the Franklin Country Club.
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