CNNMoney ranked Framingham the 38th best small city in America in its list of 100 best.
While those of us who live in Framingham, including myself know we are a town and not a city, there is a lot of great things to celebrate in town.
CNNMoney gave its reasons online. It wrote "Located 20 miles west of Boston, Framingham celebrates its ethnic diversity, offering public school calendars in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. It has a sweet job market to celebrate too; the town's unemployment rate is a mere 4.2% as of May. High growth has recently helped revitalize the downtown, which includes Hispanic and Brazilian retail shopping and restaurants. Completing the picture is an array of affordable housing options, from Victorian homes to multistory apartment buildings."
Within the last year, Framingham has made two lists (see below) but we were part of an area that included Newton and Cambridge.
This time, Framingham was on the CNNMoney list on its own, as Newton was ranked #4 out of 100.
- The United States Peace Index finds the country overall more peaceful than at anytime in the past 20 years. In its
- According to Forbes magazine, and the National Science Foundation,
Do you agree with the latest ranking? Why do you think Framingham is a great place to live? Tell us in the comments.