Burrillville RI Real Estate
Burrillville is a quiet, rural town about 20 miles northwest of Providence, and abutts both Massachusetts and Connecticut. The town is made up of several villages and town centers, like Harrisville, Nasonville, Pascoag, Oakville, Glendale, and others. There is a strong, local community feel here. Homes for sale range anywhere from $60,000 — $950,000, with an average home value of $228,700. The highlights of living here would be the peaceful setting, local community, and a strong public school system. Similar to that of Glocester or Foster, Burrillville is set back away from the metro area, but still easily accessible. It’s perfect for those who like the country-style life and enjoy the outdoors. There is also an abundance of rural, waterfront living areas in Burrillville, such as Pascoag Reservoir, Wilson’s Reservoir, Wakefield Pond, Wallum Lake, and Echo Lake.
- Established: 1806
- Zip Code: 02814, 02826, 02830, 02839, 02858, 02859
- County: Providence
- Size: 57.2 sq. miles
- Latitude: 41.9661, Longitude: 71.6847
- Population: 16,727 (48% male, 52% female)
- Median resident age: 42
- Median household income: $53,191
- Median home value: $232,400
- Homes currently available from: $60,000 — $950,000
- Tax rate: $16.00 (residential and commercial)
What's it like to live in Burrillville?
Village Barn Country Store & Antiques — a “hidden gem” mom & pop store with a wide selection of home decor, interesting knick knacks, repurposed furniture, and more. Great place to visit and browse the barn and see what’s available.
Lincoln Mall — located just outside the Route 146 / I-295 junction, the Lincoln Mall is only a short ride from Burrillville. It contains several major retailers like Target, HomeGoods, Stop & Shop, Ocean State Job Lot, and more. Or you can catch a movie at Cinemaworld.
Brigido’s Fresh Market — a small marketplace in Pascoag with specialty foods, baked goods, floral arrangements, and basic necessities. One of the only locally-owned markets in-town and very convenient.
Moses Taft House — built in 1786 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Federal-style home is an interesting spot to get a quick view of life during the early years of the United States. Nicely preserved and open for tours.
Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library — hosts revolving exhibits and special collections of early Americana, collectibles, antiques, local history, and more.
Spring Lake Arcade — the oldest amusement penny arcade in the United States. Has a collection of antique arcade games seldom found anywhere else in working use.
Dining & Nightlife
Burrillville has a good variety of tavern-style restaurants, breakfast diners, pubs, cafe’s, and bakeries (with a few fine dining establishments and other ethnic cuisines). There is also a very strong “local food” movement here. Local farms sell handmade products on-site and at the popular Burrillville farmers market.
Restaurants and food spots to check out:
- Mapleville Farm
- Wright’s Farm Restaurant
- Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern
- Excellent Breakfast
- Waterfall Cafe
- Bella Restaurant
- The Tavern on Main
Farms & local markets
Mapleville Farm — family-owned farm with an on-site bake shoppe, which serve handmade breads, pastries, pies, cookies, and more. Often hosts “foodie” events open to the public.
Hickory Hill Farm — 37-acre family-owned farm with fresh produce, eggs, milk, and artisanal handmade products. Also has a flower and plant nursery.
Burrillville Farmers Market — seasonal outdoor farmers market located at the Stillwater Mill Pavillion every Thursday and Saturday, June through October. Local food, art, and live music.
Top Round Orchard —
Recreation & Activities
Buck Hill Management Area — Shared land between RI, CT, and MA lines. Covers over 2,000 acres of forest and wetlands with marked hiking trails. Also a popular spot for ATV-ing and fishing in Wallum Lake. There are a few remnants of the 19th century farms that were active here before the US Civil War.
Round Top Management Area — Quiet and relaxing outdoor recreation spot with easy hiking trails,fishing areas, kayaking, and canoeing. There is also an orchard where you can pick your own apples.
Black Hut Management Area — 1,500 acres of forested land with hiking trails, bird watching trails, and seasonal hunting areas.
White Mill Park — Beautiful little park near town center. Great spot for a day picnic or bring the kids to the playground. There is a bridge that passses over a small brook and waterfall.
Burrillville Bike Path — a 1.2 mile off-road bike path that runs along the former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railway and connects the villages of Harrisville and Pascoag.
Spring Lake Beach Facility — Popular local swimming hole with swim dock, food concessions, picnic tables, restrooms with outdoor showers, childrens’ slides, etc. The Spring Lake Arcade is also located at this facility, which is the oldest penny arcade in the U.S. and filled with antique and rare games.
Schools & Education
- Austin T. Levy School (PreK-1)
- Steere Farm Elementary School (grades 2-5)
- William L. Callahan School (grades 2-5)
- Burrillville Middle School (grades 6-8)
- Burrillville High School (grades 9-12)
Transportation & Getting Around
Getting to Providence and T.F. Green
There are no main interstates or highways running through Burrillville, so getting to the city or airport does take a little more time, particularly if you live on the western side of town. Residents typically use one of the three routes below to get to and from the metro Providence area.
Route 146: nearest on-ramp just to the east of Burrillville in Woonsocket. This state highway connects Providence, Woonsocket, and Worcester, MA. It’s the quickest way to reach I-95 and travel south to the airport.
Route 44 (Putnam Pike): nearest on-ramp just south of Burrillville in Glocester. Travels west into Connecticut and east through RI into Cape Cod. Popular route for major shopping retailers and connects with I-295 for quicker travel to Warwick, Cranston, and T.F. Green airport.
Route 7 (Douglas Pike): runs through the eastern part of Burrillville (Nasonville) and connects with I-295 in Smithfield.
- Distance to T.F Green Airport: 30 miles
- Distance to Providence train station: 23 miles