Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island. The population is approximately 72,000. It is the fourth largest city in the state.
Pawtucket borders Providence, RI and the state of Massachusetts. Pawtucket used to be prosperous for its cotton textile industry during the Industrial Revolution. The Slater Mill, built by Samuel Slater, gave Pawtucket its prosperity for its yarn-producing mill. It is still located on the Blackstone River and is available for tours. Due to its culturally diverse nature, Pawtucket has many unique dining options, such as German, Venezuelan, Italian, Portuguese, Indian, or Irish cuisines.
The Blackstone River now provides tourists with fishing and nature-viewing boat rides. Now, Pawtucket is very active in the Arts Community. Each September, the city, in conjunction with the "Pawtucket Arts Festival" organization, produce an annual city wide Arts Festival. The Hope Artiste Village is one of the largest, most successful mill restoration projects in Rhode Island. It provides many unique shops, cafes, bars, designers, artisans, fitness studios, and live music such as the concerts held at the Met. You can visit the vintage bowling alley, or check out the wintertime farmer’s market all located in Hope Artiste Village, conveniently located on Main street.
Hasbro, a Fortune 1000 toy and game making company, is headquartered in Pawtucket. Pawtucket is also home to McCoy Stadium, where the Pawtucket Red Sox, a minor league division of the Boston Red Sox, play baseball during the summer months. Check out our smart home price tool for a free instant property evaluation for your Pawtucket home.