Saturday, June 30, 2007

Franklin makes Top 10

Almost missed this good bit of news: Family Circle Magazine has selected Franklin as one of the top 10 in America.

Family Circle said it had looked for communities that provided "big-city opportunities with suburban charm" and that offered "affordable houses, good jobs, top-rated schools, wide-open spaces and a lot less stress." They also took into account commute times, health care, crime rates, air quality, cultural amenities and volunteerism.

Working with a new New York City research firm, the magazine put together an initial list of 1,850 municipalities with populations between 15,000 and 150,000. Staff then narrowed the list to 800 and then down to the top 10. Franklin was the only New England town chosen.

Read more about this honor in Micheal Morton's article in the Milford Daily News.

For all the magazine sellers in the area, please order extra copies of the August issue which should be available July 10th. There might be a few Franklin folks looking to obtain a copy!

Congratulations Franklin!

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