The mission of Nobscot Neighbors is to promote, preserve, and advocate for Nobscot, a village within Framingham, Massachusetts, and improve its quality of life for residents, businesses, institutions, and visitors.

Welcome to Nobscot ...

...In the heart of northwest Framingham. The center of the community is Nobscot village, the area's commercial district at the intersection of Edgell Road and Water Street/Edmands Road. But Nobscot is so much more. From the serene farms to the west of the village to the imposing height of Nobscot Hill to the north, and the verdant pathways of the renowned Garden in The Woods to the east, Nobscot is a place of natural beauty as well as the home of numerous residents, businesses, and other institutions. Take a look around our web site and see everything Nobscot has to offer!

Nobscot Neighbors is a group of people, since our founding in 2008, united in our common interest in improving and promoting the Nobscot area of Framingham. We are residents, property owners, parents, business owners, and elected officials. In short, we are your Nobscot Neighbors! 

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The latest phase of Nobscot village's revitalization is underway!

The remaining section of the Nobscot shopping center is scheduled to be torn down in May 2022 and replaced by a mixed-used development of 158 residential apartments and approximately 10,000 square feet of retail space. The construction is expected to start in the fall of 2022 and take 18-20 months. The developer, Transom Real Estate, held a public meeting on April 4, 2022, to discuss updates to the project and answer questions. You can watch a video of the meeting at Nobscot Village (Phase II) Neighborhood Update (April 4, 2022) - YouTube

The historic Nobscot Chapel was purchased from the city of Framingham by a private developer, and it was moved a few hundred feet south on Edgell Road in April, 2020 and placed on a new foundation on the lot next to Gianni's Pizza, where it was extensively renovated to prepare it for leasing, potentially by a food service establishment. The movement of the chapel facilitates the current project to redesign the Edgell Road/Edmands Road/Water Street intersection.

The Nobscot Office Building was purchased by the same developer who bought the chapel, and torn down. A new, larger, CVS pharmacy was constructed on land formerly occupied by the office building and chapel, and the supermarket portion of the shopping center, which was also torn down. 

The project was covered in the Worcester Business Journal prior to its approval by the city of Framingham. 

The Nobscot Gulf gas station on the other side of Edgell Road, at the intersection, is scheduled to be torn down and replaced by a new gas station and a larger convenience store.

Here is the city of Framingham website page about Nobscot Village development: Nobscot Village | City of Framingham, MA Official Website (

History Features

The farms of Nobscot give us a present-day link to the town's centuries-old agricultural traditions.

The Eaton family homesteads provide a glimpse of the architecture of early 19th century Nobscot.

What is that tiny building between the Hemenway school and Heritage at Framingham on Water Street? Read about the history of the Nobscot Post Office/Library/Train Station.

Read about how Nobscot became the home of the first fox hunting club in New England, and the third in the United States, the Millwood Hunt Club.

Learn about the Nobscot Spring bottled spring water company, which tapped its product at the base of Nobscot Hill.