Monday, September 20, 2010

Framingham Scores High on State's Great Places List

Over the summer the Massachusetts 1,000 Great Places Commission, after eighteen months of research, released its list of yes, one thousand great places in the state.

Not surprisingly, given its size, and to those who know the town well, Framingham had the most entries for anywhere in Metrowest.

Making the cut were the Amazing Things Arts Center, Callahan State Park, the Danforth Museum, and Garden in the Woods. I know all of these places well, and have to agree that each one is worthy of the recognition.

For too many people in the eastern part of the state, Framingham is known mainly for the Route 9 strip-sprawl shopping area, and the state college, which was recently upgraded to a university. Those of us who live here, and some who don't but are in on the secret, know Framingham has some real gems, and despite the more visible heavily-developed areas, also has some beautiful natural settings.

If you're interested in seeing the entire list of great places by town, you can find it here on