My name is Kerry Harkins, Broker Owner of Harkins Realty Group, Inc. I moved into Franklin 3 1/2 years ago and find it a wonderful town to live in. I have yet to find an area I do not like. That said, if you need to be close to the highway, then you should look in the area near Exit 16 or 17 on 495. Part of Franklin borders Medway and if you are in Northwest Franklin, you will be further from direct highway access. On the other side, if you live on hte south westside, you will border Wrentham and Bellingham. Both nice areas, but obviously the further you live from 495, then the access isn't as good. I would be pleased to talk to you further about your needs and I'd love to help you. Please feel free to call me directly on my Cell at 508-868-5306. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An agent cannot tell you or steer you into an "good" area. A realtor cannot make the decision of what a good area is in general, or even what a good area might be for you.
Give a realtor 5-10 things that are looking for (close to a park, etc...) and then the realtor can come back with some choices for you to look at.
The best thing is always to do driveby's of the properties- in different times of day and maybe also on a weekend vs a weekday. You'll get a better feel for the neighborhood. Often times a better feel than what some realtors could tell you.
You'll also see if there are areas that are foreclosed/ boarded up, etc. Those can be tough "neighbors".
If I can be of any help, please let me know. Thanks, and good luck,
The town of Franklin has alot going for it and many people choose it over other towns because the homes and the tax rates are lower than many other metrowest surrounding towns and the property values have held up even in the downturn. The town is able to maintain lower taxes partially due to the industrial parks whose businesses bring tax revenue into the town coffers. Some other towns do not have industry to assist their finances. The town also is very commuter friendly given the two commuter rail stops in Franklin and we are within close proximity to both rt. 495, rt.95 and the Mass Pike.
I would be happy to answer specific questions you might have but also feel free to check out my website at http://www.franklinmahomes.com.
Feel free to call with your specific questions and I will try to answer them for you... Thanks and good luck !
RE/MAX Executive Realty
I live in Northbridge now and cover Worcester County and southern MA as a realtor. I've shown properties in Franklin many times and mostly on the outskirts of town are some good areas of the city depending on what you're looking for as to a home. It's a good commuting location due to Rtes 495 and 140 near the city, with a good downtown plaza area full of all types of businesses. They have a newer built YMCA as well if you had kids.
I can set you up with a saved search that can send you properties in different areas of Franklin so you can take a look at their locations to see which one might fit your interests. You can go in and change the criteria and put in other towns if desired at your convenience too, plus watch what the market is doing in Franklin if you're just looking right now and not ready to buy something.
Let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you in helping you find a home that would fit your interests in Franklin. Take care and good luck with your search!
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