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!