About Framingham


The City of Framingham is a diverse community located in eastern Massachusetts, 20 miles west of Boston. Framingham is 197 miles from New York City.

At nearly 72,000 inhabitants, Framingham is the hub of the Metro-West region. It is bordered by:

  • Southborough and Marlborough on the west
  • Sherborn and Ashland on the south
  • Natick on the east
  • Wayland on the northeast
  • Sudbury on the north


Our Mayor acts as the executive branch that governs the City, with a representative City Council serving as the legislative branch.

The residents of Framingham value public participation. Before the transition to a city-form of government, Framingham was the largest municipality with a Town meeting form of government.

Community Qualities

Framingham has a unique blend of urban and rural qualities and offers:

  • Excellent public services
  • Well-respected school system
  • Full-service community teaching hospital