Framingham Center is the part of the city best known as the location of Framingham State University, one of the state’s top public schools. The center of the city is bisected by Route 9 and Route 30, which travel throughout Massachusetts to cities including Worcester, Boston, Southborough, and Natick.
The homes in Framingham Center can mostly be found in a quiet neighborhood off of one of the area’s main roads such as Salem End Road, Winter Street, Union Avenue, and Worcester Road. There are a variety of homes throughout this part of the city including Colonials, Capes, ranches, and split-entry houses, most of which have 3-5 bedrooms. There are also a few condominium complex nearby such as Georgetown Apartment Homes and Winter Knoll.
Along Worcester Road, you can find many excellent local restaurants and businesses as well as a few small shopping plazas that have grocery stores, banks, fitness centers, and mail shipping centers. Locals can travel west down Route 9 towards Worcester to more than a half dozen larger shopping areas such as Stagecoach Plaza, Shrewsbury Crossing, and White City Shopping Center, which is located on the western side of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. You can also travel east down Route 9 into Natick, where you’ll find more than 250 stores and restaurants between Shoppers World and the Natick Mall.
Due to their location near Framingham State University, many of the homes in Framingham Center are just a short drive from athletic fields, bike trails, and jogging paths. Locals can take their canoe or kayak to Sudbury River, which runs north to south through the center of this area. The neighborhoods in this part of Framingham are also just a few miles south of Callahan State Park, a large state park with miles of trails that can be used to hike, bike, run, or go horseback riding. Some of the area’s most popular golf courses, such as Framingham Country Club, Millwood Farms, and Charter Oak are also nearby.
The homes in Framingham Center are conveniently located within a couple miles of the Mass Pike, Massachusetts’ longest highway. This highway runs across the state from Boston all the way to the New York border.