Homebuyers seeking to escape the high home prices of Boston often look to the city’s outer suburbs in the I-495 region of Massachusetts for better affordability and more choice. But homebuyers can face a lifestyle tradeoff when they look in the I-495 area. We’ll review what that tradeoff is in this post and also present to you a perfect solution to the conundrum: the Town of Franklin, and for condo buyers, the Stone Ridge Condominiums!
The I-495 tradeoff
Many homebuyers seeking a reprieve from Boston’s high home prices and yet remain within commuting distance to Boston set their sights on the I-495 region of Massachusetts, known for its affordability and greater housing options.
However, it’s essential to understand that bedroom communities with a small-town, country vibe predominate in the I-495 loop. Restaurants, eateries, and bars can be few and far between. Small towns though charming, can sometimes leave newcomers feeling isolated, especially those accustomed to the vibrant pulse of city life.
Franklin, MA: A beacon of social engagement
Fortunately, the Town of Franklin, located within the I-495 loop, breaks the mold by providing an array of dining and entertainment opportunities.
For those seeking an attractive blend of suburban tranquility and city-like amenities, Franklin offers the best of both worlds. Here, you’ll find an engaging community where you can socialize, meet new friends, and enjoy a lively atmosphere.
Stone Ridge: A hub of convenience and community
For condo buyers seeking the best of both worlds, the Stone Ridge condos in Franklin present an enticing prospect. Situated just off Exit 43 of I-495, Stone Ridge is less than a mile away from a surprising variety of restaurants, bars, and eateries. Stone Ridge offers a lifestyle brimming with convenience and community interaction!
Seconds away from Stone Ridge is the Franklin Village Plaza. There, Stone Ridge residents can easily access an array of dining options, including popular establishments like Raillery Public House, Longhorn Steakhouse, Pepper Terrace Thai Restaurant, and Pokemoto Hawaiian Restaurant. For more casual dining or a quick bite to eat, there’s Chipotle Mexican Grill, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Panera Bread, and Papa Gino’s. This bustling shopping plaza ensures that residents can relish a diverse range of culinary experiences without traveling far!
Even more dining options
Equally close to Stone Ridge on the other side of Exit 43, there’s an array of attractions waiting to be discovered.
One notable mention is the Glen Pharmer Distillery, a sought-after destination boasting a tasting room, an upscale restaurant, and the perfect ambiance for a memorable outing. You’ll also find Ichigo Ichie Japanese Restaurant, where you can experience the artistry of Japanese cuisine, and 99 Restaurant & Pub, a popular spot for casual dining and gathering with friends.
All in all, that’s an impressive collection of dining and drinking venues all within one mile of Stone Ridge, providing ample opportunities for socializing and mingling! These establishments ensure that Stone Ridge residents can enjoy a quick bite to eat or an exciting night out without embarking on a lengthy journey.
Additional advantages of Stone Ridge’s location
The Stone Ridge condo community in Franklin, MA offers additional advantages of a truly superior location. Stone Ridge is within five miles of seven major grocery retailers. The Forge Park commuter rail station with service to Boston is one mile away. Stone Ridge is seconds away from the Franklin State Forest, a tranquil outdoor recreational resource containing miles of walking trails. There’s even the ever-popular Hockomock YMCA just up the street, with programs and activities for people of all ages.
Learn more about Stone Ridge
Are you enticed by the idea of embracing this ideal blend of tranquility and convenience at Stone Ridge Condos in Franklin? Want to learn more about this vibrant community and the opportunities it holds? Reach out to me, Warren Reynolds, a trusted real estate advisor with over 25 years of experience at Stone Ridge, for invaluable insights and expert guidance on buying or selling your home at Stone Ridge. Call me at 508-561-6259 or use the form below. Your dream home might be just a call away!