The Town of Framingham Massachusetts


Framingham is a New England town in Middlesex County, located in eastern Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 km) west of Boston, mid-way between Boston and Worcester. Founded in 1700, Framingham was ranked number 36 on a recent CNN Money Magazine “Best Places to Live” list.

On February 22, 1775, the British general Thomas Gage sent three spies to Framingham, where they stopped at Buckminster’s Tavern. They were sufficiently impressed with the town’s militia that they apparently recommended to Gage that he avoid the route that passed through Framingham. During the years prior to the American Civil War, Framingham was an annual gathering place for members of the Abolitionist movement. In the post-World War II Baby Boom, Framingham, like many other suburban areas, experienced a large increase in population and housing, like many other suburban areas. Much of the housing constructed during that time consisted of split-level and ranch-style houses.

Framingham is one of the few towns in Massachusetts that has met its legal requirement with regard to affordable housing. In addition to its 40B Affordable component, Framingham has a large percentage of rental units targeting people in the 30 percent of median income bracket. Framingham has a much larger percentage of rental households than any of the surrounding towns. Framingham is divided by Route 9, which passes east-to-west through the middle of the town.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Framingham, Massachusetts

Wise property managers realize the wisdom of the old adage, “To err is human.” As the Roman philosopher Seneca (the Younger) once said, “To err is human but to persist in error is diabolical.” The point is that while we cannot truly be perfect, to hold firm in error or out of pride will likely aggravate a situation. We constrain ourselves when we strive for perfection. Thinking we can be perfect is flawed thinking. Here’s a scary thought for perfectionists: expecting perfection is a sign of imperfection. This isn’t to say we shouldn’t strive for excellence and set high goals for accuracy. It’s when mistakes aren’t accepted, self-proclaimed and corrected that we get into trouble. “The truth will set you free,” it’s been said. Wise property managers realize that it is both liberating and timesaving to admit that one has made a mistake, quickly moving to correct it. A wise property manager understands that the more serious danger lies not with the possibility that an employee may make a mistake. Rather, the more serious problem results when the employee, fearful of the penalties of admitting that mistake, hides a problem and time compounds the negative consequences until the fix is far more complicated and time-consuming than it would have been if the mistake had been announced straight away. An enlightened property manager understands this truth and creates a company culture and climate that is conducive to prompt recognition and correction of mistakes, before the repercussions become compounded by denial.