Stone Ridge Condos for Sale, Franklin Massachusetts
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Stop your search! If you are looking for an amazing condo complex in Franklin, you have just found it. Stone Ridge couldn't be more conveniently located. It's very close to route 140 and and interstate 495. It's sits atop the hill at Forge Hill. If you are familiar with the YMCA in Franklin the complex is located near off the road into the YMCA. Another landmark in the area is the Franklin State Forest. The Franklin Forest is an 880+ acre woodland which is located in the western and southern parts of Franklin. There are many trails and dirt roads that wind and loop through the Franklin State Forest. It's a really popular place with people who like to mountain bike. People from around Franklin and afar come to check out the mountain biking here. It's well documented by The New England Mountain Biking Association
Where is Stone Ridge Located?
Below you will find an image where we locate the Stone Ridge Condo Complex for you.
If you would like to see exactly where the complex is located in Franklin. You see it on this Google Map
If you prefer to use Bing Maps, you can see the Bing map for Stone Ridge here.
When Was Stone Ridge Built & How Many Are There?
The condominiums were built in 1986. There are just over 160 townhomes at Stone Ridge.
Townhouse condo units are frequently for sale this community. It's not that people don't like the complex and that is why they are selling them, but rather it can be a place where many people get their start into homeownership. It's also a popular place for people who are relocated to the area. They can get into an affordable place to live while they get to get to know the area before settling into a single family home.
Recent sales show that approximately around 150 units are owner occupied.
Some Recent Sales at Stone Ridge in Franklin
Here are some recent MLS Descriptions About Stone Ridge Condos
Here are some recent MLS listings from MLSPIN which sold. Reading the descriptions of the listings that have been sold at Stone Ridge is one way to get a sense of the condo community.
The following is from the sale of 157 Stone Ridge Road
"Warm & inviting with a contemporary flair, this beautiful Stone Ridge townhouse is ready and waiting for you! Light and bright OPEN FLOOR PLAN that's great for entertaining. FRESHLY PAINTED and BRAND NEW carpeting throughout. UPDATED Windows and Sliders. UPDATED Eat-In Kitchen with Corian Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances. UPDATED Bathrooms (ALL 3) with NEW vanities/countertops and toilets. UPDATED Heating and Central AC systems. UPDATED light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, door knobs/hinges. NEW large Deck bordered by perennials and mature trees. Two spacious Bedrooms with plenty of closet space. Laundry on the 2nd floor (Washer and Dryer stay!). Lots of storage in Basement. Great location within the complex with wooded privacy, plus convenient to highway, YMCA, shopping and commuter rail. Absolutely nothing to do but start packing, move in time for Summer, and enjoy the association Pool and Tennis courts. WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME!"
The following is from the sale of 53 Stone Ridge Road
"Beautifully maintained END unit with attached garage. New cabinets, new Natural Gas cooktop, new flooring, stainless steel appliances. Two large bedrooms each with private bath and walk in closet. Second floor laundry. Large open floor plan with dining area that opens to the kitchen & fireplaced living room. Plenty of storage space, large basement just waiting for your finishing touch. Great location, convenient to Commuter Rail, RT 495 .....summer is right around the corner enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds and inground pool"
The following is from the sale at 49 Stone Ridge Road
"Pristine and Updated SINGLE LEVEL LIVING end unit home in desirable Stone Ridge where all the exterior maintenance (including snow removal) is done for you. Quality touches abound with gleaming hardwood floors, Granite and Stainless appliances in full eat in kitchen. Spacious open floor plan provides plenty of space for your full dining room furniture. Downsizing is made easy with huge storage and shelves in basement and impressive number of closets all around. Three closets in master, large walk-in closet in 2nd bedroom; lower level playroom has huge closet space in bright and sunny finished walkout lower level. Two updated full baths, one with tub/shower combination and the other with an oversized 5 ft easy access shower. Oversized deck overlooks the professionally landscaped grounds. Pool, tennis, clubhouse onsite; easy access highway."
Here are couple of MLS Sales in the Stone Ridge Complex
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Can you do no car here? Most likely not. Although, I do know a person who lives and works in the area and rides his mountain bike all over the place. You can catch the train to Boston at the Franklin Forge Park MBTA commuter train.
You could walk to the Franklin Village Shopping Center at the plaza you have plenty of shops and restaurants.
The Stone Ridge townhouse community is situated off Forge Hill Road in Franklin, MA right near Interstate 495 and the Forge Park commuter rail station.
There are excellent shopping and services are very close at hand.
Here is a partial list:
Franklin is Destination for Many People Relocating Work on 495
Franklin is a big destination for people relocating to the area to work on the 495 belt. Some of the companies that people come to the area to work at are listed on a blog produced by the Massachusetts Leadership Technology Council.
From the Massachusetts Leadership Technology Council web site
"The towns along 495 house many MassTLC members ranging from emerging startups to longstanding enterprises that helped found the Massachusetts tech economy decades ago. These companies employ thousands of people, with a large concentration focused on software development".
Their post with member companies can be found here
Here is information about the Massachusetts Leadership Technology Council.
About Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC)
"MassTLC is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests."
More at www.masstlc.org
Living in Franklin, MA
This area of Franklin rarely has a dull moment. An active night life scene as well as tons of shops and nearby necessities (think grocery store, Starbucks, quaint diners, dry cleaner, banks) guarantee that someone will be out and about at any time of day or night. Guilty pleasures abound with lots of delicious restaurants nearby including Five Guys Hamburgers, Chipotle, The Rome, British Beer Company.
The Stone Ridge Condos on Forge Hill are a great place to call home. You will not be disappointed if you end up living here. You can find condos for sale in Stone Ridge (if there are any available today) as well as all available Franklin Mass condos for sale on my website.
A cool thing in Franklin I recently came accross is the Little Free Library. The Little Free Library is a movement that started out in Wisconsin. People build small houses that look almost like dollhouses with glass or plexiglass fronts. Then they put books inside and make the books available for free. It's a pretty cool community building idea.
Below you can see what a Little Free Library looks like. The Little Free Library in Franklin is located at
171 Main Street in Franklin which is at the Franklin Common
Also on the Franklin Town Common is The Franklin MA Farmers Market. The market is open on Fridays from June through the end of October. The farmers market is open from noon to 6:00 PM. This short video was produced by Michael Mahoney of Keller Williams Realty. You can see more about the Franklin Farmer's Market here
Here is a partial list of vendors who participate at The Franklin Farmers Market
A Basket Full of Herbs
Ackerman Maple Farm
Angel Hair Alpacas
Birchtree Bread Company
Cooks Valley Farm
Elzire's Acre Goat Milk Soap
Erics' Sharper Edge
Everything Jalapeno and Not
Fairmount Fruit Farm
More About The Franklin Common
The Franklin Common is a pretty historic area within the Town of Franklin. According to a survey of the center of Franklin done for the historical commission in Franklin, the Franklin Common Historic District includes 74 historically contributing buildings.
There is a large number of homes and buildings built prior to 1780, including a saltbox, kept as close to original as possible, from 1710.
There is a house that dates to 1780 and was moved to Union Street in 1840. The next oldest house was built in 1830. There are 32 buildings that were built before 1900. The former town hall on West Central Street was built in 1842.
While strolling the common at Franklin Farmer's Market of visting the The Little Free Library you will begin to take notice of the significant architecture that surrounds this area.
If you have been looking for things to do in Franklin, you can check out the Facebook Page for Franklin MA here
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A Little More Information About Franklin, MA
The Town of Franklin is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, US. Franklin is one of fourteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain "The town of” in their official names.
As of 2012, the city's population was 33,092. It is home to the country's first library, with its first books donated by Benjamin Franklin.
Franklin contains the largest Catholic parish in the Boston Archdiocese, St. Mary's Catholic church, with some 15,000 members.
Schools in Franklin, MA
The Town of Franklin Public Schools Disctrict has six elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school. Franklin is also home to one regional vocational-technical high school and one charter school (Grades K - 8). The elementary schools are John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Oak Street Elementary School, Gerald M. Parmenter Elementary School, Helen Keller Elementary School, and Davis Thayer Elementary School.
The Franklin Middle Schools
The Franklin middle schools are Annie Sullivan Middle School, Remington Middle School, and Horace Mann Middle School. All of the Franklin middle schools share a building with at least one other school. Annie Sullivan shares with Helen Keller Elementary, Remington with Jefferson Elementary, and Horace Mann shares with Oak Street Elementary school and the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC).
Franklin High School and Tri-County Regional Vocational School
The two public high schools are Franklin High School and Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School. Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School and the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School operate independently of the Franklin Public School system.
Franklin High School has gone through the process of constructing a new high school building and tearing down the old one in 2014. The new FHS features modern, accessible classrooms, science labs, integrated technology, and a performing arts theater.
The Red Brick School is a historic school in the town. It was strictly for kindergarten students and was one of the longest running one-room schools in America. The quality of its public schools is part of the reason that Family Circle named Franklin as one of the top ten towns in the US to raise a family.
Dean College in Franklin
The Town of Franklin is also home to Dean College, founded in 1865, is a private residential college with about 1,100 students. The college grants associate degrees in a number of subjects (98% of the students are accepted for transfer to four-year schools); but also offers bachelor's programs in Arts and Entertainment Management, Psychology, Sociology, History, English, Business, Dance, Liberal Arts & Studies, and Theater. Click here to visit Dean College in Franklin
Some more blog posts about Franklin, MA by Realtor Mike Mahoney with Keller Williams