North Smithfield RI Real Estate

North Smithfield is a rural community about 15 miles Northwest of Providence, RI. It’s situated just outside of Woonsocket and shares borders with Blackstone and Uxbridge, Massachusetts. This community is perfect for homeowners who love living in a rural setting but are still very close to the city and all of its amenities. Route 146 runs right through town, making it easy to travel back and forth from Providence and access major nearby highways. It’s also home to the village of Slatersville and Forestdale, both historic districts along the Blackstone River with great local restaurants. North Smithfield also has a special focus on youth athletics activities, offering residents an indoor sports facility, indoor ice skating rink, town-run summer camps, and more.

Community overview

  • Established: 1871
  • Zip Codes: 02896, 02824, 02876
  • County: Providence
  • Size: 24.7 miles
  • Coordinates: Lat. 41.9668’N Long. 71.9495’W
  • Population: 12, 485 (55% female, 45% male)
  • Median resident age: 42 years
  • Median household income: $79,984
  • Median home value: $297,000
  • Homes currently available from: $230,000 — $2,900,000
  • Tax rate: $15.86 (residential), $18.87 (commercial)
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What's it like to live in North Smithfield?

Shopping & Things To Do

Where you go shopping in North Smithfield largely depends on where you live. Slatersville residents have plenty of options in town, including the Slatersville Plaza and retail outlets along Route 5. Another option is the 146A connector leading into Woonsocket. Here you’ll find several large retail plazas with Walmart, Stop & Shop, PetSmart, Kohl’s, and CVS.

Things to do around town:

Rustic Drive-in Theatre: the last-standing drive-in theatre in Rhode Island. It’s open from April — September and showcases all types of movies and “double feature” night. Authentic 1950’s-style drive-in experience and fun for the family.

 Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery: a long-running dairy farm in North Smithfield that sponsors great foodie events. There is a specialty cake shop, bakery, and ice cream parlor. Take a tour of the farm and processing plant to see how it all gets made! Or you can visit the Wright’s Farm Restaurant for their award-winning New England Family Style Chicken Dinner. This is an “all you can eat” style dinner with bottomless fresh-baked rolls, salad, and home-style french fries.

Rustic Drive-In

Restaurants & Nightlife

North Smithfield’s restaurant scene is heavily centered around the village of Slatersville (with the exception of a few standout establishments). Very popular spots include Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery and The Beef Barn. Both of these places are well-known throughout the Rhode Island “foodie scene” as must-visit destination spots. Plus, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and more to explore in town.

Restaurants to check out

  • Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery
  • Lindy’s Tavern
  • The Beef Barn
  • Village Haven
  • Lotus Fine Thai
  • Yama Fuji
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Firehouse Pizza Shop
  • Gator’s Pub
  • Lumberjacks Pizza
  • Spark Grill & Tapas Bar
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Wright's Dairy Farm & Bakery
The Beef Barn

Recreation & Activities

Pacheco Park: a small park and youth sports facility located in Slatersville. Great place to get involved with community sports and activities. Park includes tennis courts, little league fields, softball field, basketball courts, and playground.

Camp Phoenix: a traditional summer camp experience funded by the North Smithfield Recreation Department. It has activities for kids of all ages, including archery, athletics, performing arts, arts & crafts, and much more.

Rhode Island Sports Center: home to the John W. Kennedy memorial ice rink and the Providence Capitals. It’s open to the public throughout the year and sponsors youth and adult hockey teams.

Wide World of Indoor Sports: a state-of-the-art training facility for indoor sports of all kinds — soccer, frisbee, field hockey, flag football, lacrosse, and more.

Camp Phoenix
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Wide World of Indoor Sports

Schools & Education

The North Smithfield School Department is comprised of four schools: two elementary, one middle, and one high school. Altogether, the school department serves approximately 1,700 students per year with 177 teachers. For more information, please visit their official website at  

North Smithfield schools:

  • North Smithfield Elementary
  • North Smithfield Middle School
  • North Smithfield High School
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North Smithfield Middle School
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North Smithfield Elementary

Transportation & Getting Around

Route 146: a main highway that crosses through North Smithfield into Massachusetts or south towards Providence. Route 146 is the quickest way to reach I-295 for travel towards the city or nearby airports.

Route 104: one of two main roads that lead into downtown Woonsocket. Runs south through Primrose before connecting to Douglas Pike and Smithfield.

Route 5: a middle highway that connects several villages and neighborhoods in North Smithfield, including Slatersville, Primrose, and Forestdale.

  • Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 23 miles
  • Distance to Providence Train Station: 15 miles
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Government/city and town links

For more information on North Smithfield community events and government departments, please visit the official website at

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