Charles River Farms is a large neighborhood of houses near the center of Franklin, Massachusetts. This neighborhood is formed just north of Oak Street by Charles River Drive, Echo Bridge Road, Mill River Circle, Franklin Springs Road, and a few other roads, many of which are cul-de-sacs. There are sidewalks and streetlamps throughout the area, so locals can feel comfortable taking the dog for a walk or exercising in the neighborhood.
Most of the homes in Charles River Farms are large Colonials with four or more bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, and approximately 2,500 square feet of living space. Many of these homes have a private deck or patio, large yard, and an attached garage. The neighborhood is surrounded by tall trees and woodland areas, giving residents extra privacy.
Charles River Farms is about three miles south of the Charles River, from which it gets its name. This river is a popular place to canoe, kayak, or fish for a variety of different species. Those who enjoy hiking or biking along nature trails can drive about ten minutes south to Franklin State Forest, a public park that covers more than 800 acres of Franklin, MA. Golfers can play a round at one of many different courses, most of which are just a short drive south of Charles River Farms. Franklin Country Club, a private club with an 18-hole course, is located right in the center of town.
The homes at Charles River Farms are about an equal drive away from two of the area’s largest and most popular shopping plazas: Wrentham Village and Patriot Place. Wrentham Village, which is located in Wrentham, MA, has more than 150 restaurants and outlets at its plaza. Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA, also features dozens of stores and restaurants as well as a movie theater and Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots play football. There are also a number of smaller shopping plazas a bit closer to this neighborhood along Route 140 in Franklin, where locals can find grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and more.
Charles River Farms is conveniently located within a few miles of an MBTA Commuter Rail, Route 126, Route 140, and I-495, giving locals plenty of ways to travel around Massachusetts or commute to work.