Pawtucket is located in Providence County, Rhode island and is the fourth largest city in
the state. Pawtucket is rich with history and was a key player in the American Industrial
Revolution because of its mills.
Built in 1793 by Samuel Slater, Slater Mill is the first successful cottonspinning factory
in America and still stands today. Since the early 1950’s, Slater Mill has been used as a
museum open to the public.
Pawtucket has a diverse culture with a variety of things to do around the city. Pawtucket
is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox—the Minor League team of the Boston Red
Sox—that play in the city’s McCoy Stadium. The longest professional baseball game in
history was played at the stadium in 1981 when Pawtucket beat the Rochester Red
Wings after 33 innings.
Pawtucket also has a vibrant art scene and the city prides itself in making it an “artist
friendly environment.” The city offers grants that are available to local artists and has a
yearly Arts Festival and Arts Marketplace that showcase their work. Residents and
visitors can also enjoy some music at The Met—Pawtucket’s midsized club that has a
variety of musicians and bands in genres like rock, punk, blues and folk.
Because of its rich history, Pawtucket offers many charming historical homes for sale.
More contemporary architectural styles are available such as Colonial, Cape, Gambrel
and Ranch. Real estate types in the city are diverse in terms of type and price offering
lofts, single and multifamily homes, apartments, condominiums and townhomes.
Pawtucket began as a mill city and was the site of the Slater Mill, where America’s industrial revolution began with machines for spinning cotton yarn. Today, many of the mills have been rehabbed into housing. What now characterizes the city of Pawtucket is its flourishing arts initiative.
Home styles cover the full gamut and in addition to single family, they include condominiums, lofts, and multi-families. Slater Park with its village-green charm provides all sorts of fun cultural events as well as a summer concert series. The Quality Hill area was added to the National Historic Registry in 1984 for its numerous historic homes. The Pawtucket Farmers Market is a veritable tour de force of local produce, from fresh vegetables to organic dairy products. Oak Hill is adjacent to Providence’s East Side and shares many similar, desirable attributes. For the sports fan, Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox or “Paw Sox”, the minor league baseball triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. For the golfer in the family there’s The Pawtucket Country Club, which has a century-long heritage of lush courses and appealing amenities. The Pawtucket Arts Festival has ongoing events throughout the warmer weather months involving theater, orchestras, films, ethnic celebrations, and much more. The Gamm Theater provides stunning dramatic productions throughout the year as well as offering different learning opportunities for the public. Those with a passion for music will want to take advantage of The Met, which is Rhode Island’s foremost venue for live acts.
Neighborhoods and villages also include Beverage Hill, Darlington, Fairlawn (also Lincoln), Lebanon, Pleasant View and Woodlawn. They each have their own identities and lifestyles.