Named after Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, the town of Cumberland, Rhode Island, was originally settled back in 1635. Today, you’ll find houses in this area are affordably priced. Two-bedroom condos, and three- to four-bedroom single-family and ranch-style houses are common. Properties vary in how much yard they offer; however, half an acre is typically the norm, which means there’s generally plenty of room for all sorts of activities.
The 33,500 residents in Cumberland do not lack for things to do. The town features The Blackstone River Theatre for Celtic and folk musical performances, Diamond Hill Park for a family picnic, and a chain of Ann & Hope discount stores for shopping on a budget. Tourists will love the long list of historical sites that include the Luke Jillson House, Berkeley Mill Village, and the Metcalf-Franklin Farm. Then there’s Nine Men's Misery, a tomb located near the town library. Of course, Sneech Pond Road is a must-see area also, as it is lined with homes built back in the 18th and 19th centuries.
One of the perks of living in Cumberland is its easy access to surrounding cities for work and pleasure. Boston, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, are just two examples. Residents of the town enjoy a low crime rate with a choice of good schools for their children. In addition to a top-notch public school system, the city also has a charter school and a Catholic school. There are several notable events held each year in Cumberland, such as Cumberlandfest in August for carnival rides and games and the "Spook Trail" in the fall for a scare by characters like Jason and Freddy Krueger. Diamond Hill Vineyards is the place to go for a wine tasting, while Blackstone River Bikeway is the best spot for getting exercise or simply enjoying the view. If nature, history, and waterfront views sound good to you, then browse our selection of homes for sale in Cumberland.