Cadillac of Norwood is pleased to serve residents of Framingham and the Greater Boston area. We’ve established a reputation of excellence at our luxury Cadillac dealership, and we’d love to extend our signature VIP treatment to you. Framingham residents demand the best, and Cadillac of Norwood delivers.
Framingham is a great place to live—in fact, it came in at #36 on CNN Money’s “Best Placed to Live in the US” in 2012. Learn more about how this charming New England town evolved from a modest settlement around the turn of the 18th century to a thriving municipality today.
Framingham: A Rich and Storied History
The people of the Nipmuck tribe were the original inhabitants of Framingham and surrounding areas. This is still evident today, as Framingham sits on the Old Connecticut Path, an ancient Native American trail that led from the Massachusetts Bay to the Connecticut River Valley. Today parts of this route are still intact in Massachusetts Route 9 and Massachusetts Route 126.
Framingham was officially incorporated in 1700, but it was settled more than a half a century earlier by John Stone, a European settler who came to reside on the west bank of the Sudbury River. Two decades later Thomas Danforth (of Framlingham, Suffolk) received a land grant and eventually acquired 15,000 acres of land in what he called Framlingham (with an “l”). After Danforth’s death the “L” was dropped from the name, and in 1700 the town of “Framingham” was incorporated. The town grew slowly and steadily over time until it, like many other suburban areas, experienced a population boom after WWII.
An Important Abolitionist Gathering Place
From 1854 to 1865 Framingham was an annual gathering spot for activists in the abolitionist movement. Members of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society would gather in what is now downtown Framingham. Notable attendees at an 1850 rally included William Garrison, Sojourner Truth, and Henry David Thoreau.
Framingham Has Heart
Framingham is well-known for a heart study that bears its name (The Framingham Heart Study), a long-term cardiovascular study. The study began in 1948 and involved 5,209 adults; it continues today, now on its third generation of participants. The Framingham Heart Study has been instrumental in furthering medical science’s understanding of cardiovascular disease. Much of what we know today about the importance of diet and exercise, and the effect of aspirin on the heart, comes from this study.
Points of Interest
Framingham has many points of interest, including:
• Amazing Things Art Center
• Framingham History Center
• Danforth Museum
• Performing Arts Center of Metrowest
• Pike Haven Homestead—built in 1693
Framingham also features dozens of athletic fields and several designated conservation areas.
Impeccable Service. Quality Vehicle Selection. Experience the Cadillac of Norwood Difference.
Residents of Framingham have entrusted Cadillac of Norwood with their vehicle purchases for years. Our ample selection of Escalade, CTS, ATS, XT5, CTS-V and XTS models, the impeccable service we provide, and our top-notch service department, are among the reasons we’re one of the most highly-regarded Cadillac dealerships in Greater Boston.
Search for new and pre-owned cars in our inventory online, then visit us for a test drive. Whatever you’re looking for—a new Escalade with all the latest features, or a pre-owned sedan for the newly-licensed teenage driver in your home—our expert staff will find it for you. If you’re on the hunt for GM parts or Saab services, the pros on our service team can help with that, too. If we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for in our sizeable collection of Cadillac vehicles, we’ll locate it for you. Our aim is to become your trusted local Cadillac dealer.
Framingham residents: You deserve the best, and that’s exactly what you can expect at Cadillac of Norwood. We look forward to serving you.