North Smithfield Keeps History Alive!

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When you look at the neighborhoods in North Smithfield, Rhode Island you see homes that retain their value, and a high percentage of safe, secure areas. That makes the population of 12,000 plus people appreciate living there.

This picturesque town, nestled in the north of the state, is an ideal place to raise a family. The schools are ranked very high compared to the rest of the state, and of the nation. Education is taken very seriously by the population with just over 21% of residents having at least a bachelor’s degree.

History buffs will love the fact that a lot of America’s history began in North Smithfield. They will also relish the amount of historic preservation maintained in the area. Some of the structures date back to the eighteenth century, or even older.

Since so much of the area is historic, there isn’t a lot of what you would call urban sprawl. If you want some of the kinds of entertainment and culture that go with a big town or city, you are within a nice drive of Providence to the south, and of course, Boston is to the northeast.

North Smithfield, a part of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage, which is the oldest Industrial region in the United States, includes an original woolen company, Beroco Yarns. This was first established in 1809 by Daniel Day.

You’ll find a lot of that type of historic property in North Smithfield. You’ll also discover that there is a rich French, and French Canadian strain among the population. You might find a way to sharpen language skills along with your children.

Slatersville is fascinating. Samuel Slater, and his brother John, built a textile mill and developed the first planned industrial mill village in the colonies. It’s difficult to believe that so much history is preserved in this small section of the Smallest State in the union.

Let us not forget that the shore is near, since Rhode Island is also named The Ocean State. If you would like to purchase or list a property in this picturesque part of New England, please contact me, Alex Biliouris, at (401) 769-4333. You can check my website to discover the many ways we can serve you. We can satisfy all your real estate needs!

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North Smithfield Keeps History Alive!

Cumberland, RI – A Great Place to Live

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If you are considering a relocation to the New England area, you really must consider making the move to Cumberland, Rhode Island. The reasons to choose this area are almost too numerous to list in this small space. Let’s just look at some of the highlights of living in Cumberland.

One of the wonderful aspects of living in Cumberland is the fact that you can meet people from every walk of life. The population of just over 34,000 is a wonderful blend of professions. No one occupation dominates the spectrum of people in administration, sales people, office workers and laborers. Cumberland also has more than its fair share of computer and math whizzes. This blend makes the per capita income very favorable, compared to the rest of the state and the nation.

If you have children, you will love the family friendly environs of Cumberland, where the schools are considered top notch, and a large percentage of the population is college educated. Close knit neighborhoods where the crime rate is low and the value of homes remains high are the norm. While English, naturally, is the main language, your children will be exposed to people who also speak a rich variety of their ancestral languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

The only difficulty you may have is choosing your favorite activities in Cumberland. Culture is strongly supported, and you’ll discover  a variety of museums, theaters, galleries, and dance schools. Does your family prefer the outdoors? You’ll love the fact that Cumberland is so convenient to such things as horseback riding, kayaking, bike trails, and boulder/rock climbing.

Fitness buffs will be satisfied, as well, with access to everything from martial arts training to Pilates! Bowlers, golfers, and tennis buffs won’t be disappointed, either.

Add all this to the fact that Cumberland is a short distance from the lush shoreline of “The Ocean State”, and you have a perfect place for a new home! If you are interested in purchasing or listing a home in the Cumberland, Rhode Island area, please contact me, Alex Biliouris, at (401) 769-4333. Check my website to see the many ways we can serve you. We can satisfy all your real estate needs!

Cumberland, RI – A Great Place to Live