Cumberland is a suburban community just north of Central Falls and east of North Smithfield. Residents enjoy relatively quiet and country-style living near the northside of town, while Valley Falls to the south is an urban-esque setting. Cumberland is a family-friendly area with good schools, lots for families to do, and good proximity to Boston and highway access in all directions. You can reach Providence in about 15 – 30 minutes from any point in town.
Cumberland is also the namesake to Cumberland Farms, a popular chain of convenience stores located throughout RI and MA.
The Rhode Island State Rock (known as Cumberlandite), is a rare, iron-rich mineral unique to this region. The only large deposit of Cumberlandite in the world is found at Diamond Hill Park, which is also a massive local producer of white quartz.
According to Realtor.com, in February 2023, the median listing home price in Cumberland, RI was $414.5K, trending up 3.9% year-over-year. The median listing home price per square foot was $260. The median home sold price was $407.5K.
* Tax rate based per thousand - Sources: United States Census Bureau. 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 17 March 2022. & Realtor.com
An annual weekend-long festival (held the second weekend in August) at Diamond Hill Park featuring a classic car show, arts & crafts, food court, live music, 5k road race, and childrens’ activities. All proceeds go to funding Cumberland’s athletic programs.
A month-long festival of winter activities and attractions for kids at Diamond Hill Park. The Great Scavenger Hunt is a popular event, where elves hide throughout the illuminated park at night (more than 100,000 Christmas lights).
A non-profit cultural arts center with music, dance, and folk arts shows, arts classes for adults and children, and special events year-round.
Cumberland offers quite a few “owner-run” restaurants with a focus on local food and fresh ingredients. You have a great ice cream spot during the summers, an award-winning barbeque restaurant, popular bistros, family-friendly diners, and more.
3.8 miles of marked hiking trails with a “big hill” of 350 ft. The is a pond area to relax, along with a soccer field and baseball field. Two big community events are thrown here every year: Winterfest and Cumberlandfest. Each weekend's worth of family fun, activities, music, and more.
A riverfront park with bike paths, walking trails, canoeing, and freshwater fishing. The bikeway is the second-longest bike path in Rhode Island, stretching 16.2 miles from Cumberland to Woonsocket, plus “off-path” trails connecting all the way to Pawtucket.
The beautiful site of the Monastery of the Lady of the Valley. It was built in 1900 and occupied by the monks of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, commonly known as Trappists. The Cumberland Public Library is also located here. The 540 acre lot offers hiking trails, a playground, and dogs are allowed.
The Cumberland School Department is a public school system consisting of 10 schools serving the PK – 12 grades. The district serves approximately 4,500 students each year with 445 teachers. For detailed information on each school and the committee board, please visit their website
Route 114: runs north to south across all of Cumberland, from Central Falls to Diamond Hill.
Route 120: runs east to west across the middle of town, connecting Cumberland Hill to Arnold Mills.
Route 146: state highway runs north to south just outside of Cumberland. If you’re coming from Providence, this is the way to travel. Rt. 99 connector leads to northern Cumberland, or I-295 East to the southern part of town.
Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 24.1 miles
Distance to Providence Train Station: 15.7 miles
For more information on Cumberland, community events, and government departments, please visit the official website.