Meadowbrook Estates is a neighborhood of houses north of Longhill Road near Franklin Center. These homes are located on a circular network of roads formed by Meadowbrook Road, Old Farm Road, Eisenhower Drive, Churchill Road, and Eagle Drive. This quiet area has very little through-traffic as well as sidewalks on every street, so you can feel comfortable running around the block or walking the dog.
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Most of the homes in Meadowbrook Estates are 3-5 bedroom Colonials and Capes with multiple bathrooms and living space greater than 1,500 square feet, with some of the larger residences having upwards of 4,000 square feet of living area. Many of the houses in this neighborhood have spacious lawns, an attached garage, a deck or patio area, and plenty of privacy because of the tall surrounding trees.
This neighborhood is only a few miles north of Franklin State Forest and Chilson Park, two of the city’s most popular places to spend a day outdoors. Franklin State Forest, an 800-acre woodland area, has many scenic nature trails that can be used for biking, riding ATVs, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Chilson Park is quite a bit smaller, but also feature picnic areas, large fields, and Chilson Beach, a small sandy area along the coast of Beaver Pond. Residents of the Meadowbrook Estates development can travel to the north edge of Franklin and canoe, kayak, or fish at the Charles River.
Meadowbrook Estates is directly east of Gillette Stadium, a large stadium that hosts New England Patriots football games, concerts, and more. This stadium is located in a large plaza known as Patriot Place, which also features hundreds of stores and restaurants as well as a movie theater. Just west of Patriot Place is another spacious outlet mall in Wrentham, Massachusetts, known as Wrentham Village. Locals can also do plenty of shopping a bit closer to home at one of the many small plazas along Route 140 in central Franklin.
Residents of Meadowbrook Estates can easily travel throughout Massachusetts via Interstate 495 and the MBTA Commuter Rail. I-495 travels southeast towards Cape Cod and north towards New Hampshire, while the Commuter Rail travels directly into South Station in Boston.