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Framingham is the largest town in Massachusetts, with a population of 67,000. Originally a blue-collar manufacturing town, Framingham is now known for its high density of white-collar technology and business professionals, as well as diverse ethnic populations, due to its proximity to Boston (only 25 miles away) and the tech corridor, Route 128.
Framingham is the home of several major corporations, including Staples, TJX, Perini, Boston Scientific, and Bose Audio, and also is part of what is known as the Golden Mile, a large conglomeration of shopping malls and retail outlets.
Framingham is most accessible via the Massachusetts Turnpike, Exit 12 on I-90. You can also reach Framingham from the south via Route 126, and from the east or west via Routes 9, 30, 20, and 16.
The MBTA provides commuter rail service from South Station, Boston to Framingham. Trains run approximately hourly, and at the half hour during rush hour.
Framingham is accessible only via Logan Airport in Boston. Travelers must take the Logan Shuttle or private shuttle from the airport, or use the trains.
If you enjoy shopping, Framingham is definitely the place in eastern Massachusetts to visit. We have every major retail chain from Wal-Mart to Best Buy and more.
Absolutely do not miss Jordan's Furniture Store. It may sound strange that a furniture store is considered an attraction, except that this particular furniture store has a Mardi Gras celebration nearly every hour, intensely themed rooms, the only IMAX theatre near Boston (strange as that may seem), virtual reality arcades, and more. Even the roast beef stand is worth seeing just for the giant aquarium in it.
There's a large selection of lodging in and near Framingham, including: