Smithfield is a suburban town located 15 miles northwest of Providence. It’s a relatively small town at 27.7 square miles and offers a variety of real estate options, such as single family homes, multi-family homes, and condominiums. Waterfront real estate is also available around Georgiaville Pond and Slacks Pond. It’s a very convenient area for residents because of nearby shopping plazas, recreational facilities, public parks, and highway access. One of Smithfield’s main attractions is its dining scene, where you can find top-rated Italian restaurants and bistros. Plus, it’s only a few miles from Providence via I-295, making it easy to travel back and forth from the city or T.F. Green Airport.
According to Realtor.com, the median listing home price in Smithfield, RI was $399.5K in February 2023, trending down -1.4% year-over-year. The median listing home price per square foot was $270. The median home sold price was $323.5K.
* 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
Smithfield has made it very easy for residents to get what they need without having to travel far. Just outside Greenville and Route 44 / I-295 junction are several retail plazas, including The Crossing at Smithfield, Smithfield Commons, and the Apple Valley Mall. Combined, they contain major retailers like Target, Staples, Kohl’s, T.J. Maxx,The Home Depot, Stop & Shop, Dave’s Market, and more.
If you’re looking for boutique shopping or antiques, Greenville is your destination. There are plenty of small businesses along the main strip (Route 44) in the downtown area. Or you can shoot over to Johnston and North Providence.
The longest-running car hop restaurant in Rhode Island. This place brings back the nostalgia of the ‘50s and ‘60s, and is a fun place to experience during the summer season.
Oldest operating apple orchard in Smithfield (running in the same family for four generations!). You can grab deliciously baked pies, candy apples, and pick your apples by hand.
What’s one of the highlights of living in or around Smithfield? This area has a legitimate dining scene! Between Smithfield, Lincoln, Johnston, and nearby North Providence, you have incredible options (particularly for Italian cuisine). You can find fine dining, lunch cafes, taverns, diners, delis, bakeries, and more all within a 10-mile radius.
A public park with walking trails and a gorgeous wooden bridge crossing over a small waterfall. Perfect for walking your dog or having a picnic on a sunny day.
A public park located in Greenville with many sporting areas, playgrounds, green spaces, and public restrooms. Great place to bring the kids for basketball courts, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, soccer fields, and more.
One of the better local areas for hiking trails with different elevations. There are not any bathrooms or refreshment stands, so bringing water and snack along for a hike is a good idea. The terrain can be steep in some areas with plenty of boulders and rock formations to explore and climb.
A converted railway path that runs along Stillwater Pond. It’s a short walk from end to end but offers interesting sights, such as foundations and remains of Stillwater Village (locals say it gets spooky at night!)
A public beach and recreation area along the shore of a freshwater pond. It’s open for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating, and skiboarding. Lifeguards are on duty during the season.
The Smithfield Public School Department is made up of six schools serving the K-12 grades. As a whole, the district serves approximately 2,384 students per year, with 243 teachers. According to Niche.com, the public school districts ranks at number 11 in the state of Rhode Island.
Smithfield is also home to Bryant University, a private institution accredited by the New England Association of School and Colleges and the AACSB International. Bryant is a major employer in the local area with approximately 656 employees. The university has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,477 students with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. According to US News’ College Rankings for 2019, Bryant ranks in the top ten for Best Regional Universities-North, Best Colleges for Veterans, and Best Undergraduate Teaching. For more information about employment or enrolling as a student, please visit their website
A multinational financial services corporation and one of the largest asset managers in the world, with $2.6 trillion in assets as of 2018. Approximately 3,900 employees.
The world’s leading designer and marketer of non-prescription reading glasses, optical frames, and sunglasses. Approximately 385 employees
I-295: interstate highway runs north to south through the center of Smithfield. Gives residents easy access to Providence via Route 6 or further south to Warwick and T.F. Green Airport. I-295 also connects to Route 146 and further to I-95 N for travel into Boston.
Route 7 (Douglas Pike): middle highway runs east to west into through Smithfield and into North Providence. It’s heavily populated with retail businesses, restaurants, and shopping.
Route 116: runs through several neighborhoods and villages to the center of town in Smithfield. It connects to Route 44 in Greenville, passes over Stillwater reservoir, and circles North Central Airport before crossing into Lincoln and Route 146.
Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 21 miles
Distance to Providence Train Station: 16 miles
For more information on Smithfield community events and government departments, please visit the official website