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Franklin
Franklin
Massachusetts
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The Town of Franklin is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. 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. It also contains the largest Catholic parish in the Boston Archdiocese, St. Mary's Catholic church, with some 15,000 members.

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My community is very age friendly it just wouldn't let me scroll over to check that box. We show great respect to our elders here in Franklin. We have an annual car show at one of the assisted living facilities in Franklin and the entire Community comes out to support our Elder community. The livability in Franklin is fantastic. The people here are always Pleasant and looking to help one another and that spreads through the Elder Community as well.
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The quiet and family friendly neighborhoods. There aren't any busy streets and the neighbors are all talkative. Lots of woods and nature to help keep it private.
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I am new to the town so my ratings are based on 6 plus months of living here.

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How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.

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