Franklin is a city of 33,000 residents in southwestern Norfolk County, about 35 miles southwest of downtown Boston. It’s bordered by Medway on the north, Norfolk and Wrentham on the east, the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border on the south and Blackstone and Bellingham on the west. Franklin is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. It’s within driving distance of both Boston and Providence, and features a vibrant nightlight, affordable single-family homes, many recreational activities for families and a slew of top-rated restaurants. Franklin is the birthplace of Horace Mann, the father of America’s public education system, and is home to the longest operating school out in the country, the Red Brick School. This historic school was once among the oldest active one-room schools in the United States. Residents will also find St. Mary’s Catholic Church — the largest Catholic parish in the greater Boston area.