Smithfield RI Real Estate
Smithfield is 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 attraction 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.
- Established: 1731
- Zip Codes: 02828, 02917
- County: Providence
- Size: 27.7 miles
- Coordinates: Lat. 41.9220’N, Long. 71.5495’W
- Population: 21,430 (48% males, 52% females)
- Median resident age: 42
- Median household income: $66,320
- Median home value: $271,100
- Homes currently available from: $99,000 — $1,350,00
- Tax rate: $17.56 (residential), $18.40 (commercial)
What's it like to live in Smithfield?
Shopping & Things To Do
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.
Places to check out:
A&W Car Hop: 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.
Jaswell Farm: 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.
Restaurants & Nightlife
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.
Food spots to check out:
- Blackie’s Bulldog Tavern
- Laura’s Pleasant View Diner
- Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille
- J’s Delicatessen
- Giuseppe’s Pizzeria Bistro
- Mai Thai
- Laura’s Bar & Grill
- The Thirsty Beaver
- Parma Ristorante
- Parente’s Restaurant
- Daily Catch Seafood
- Pastry Land Bakery
Recreation & Activities
Deerfield Park: 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.
Esmond Park: 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.
Connors Farm Conservation Area: 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.
Stillwater Scenic Trail: 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!)
Georgiaville Pond Beach: 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.
Schools & Education
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 Public Schools:
- Smithfield High School
- Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School
- Old County Road Elementary
- William Windsor Elementary
- Anna M. McCabe Elementary
- Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary
Post secondary schools
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 at https://www.bryant.edu/
Fidelity Investments: 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.
FGX International: the world’s leading designer and marketer of non-prescription reading glasses, optical frames, and sunglasses. Approximately 385 employees
Transportation & Getting Around
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.
North Central State Airport: a small regional airport located in Smithfield and Lincoln servicing corporate, recreational, and private flights. It also serves as a reliever airport to T.F. Green airport in Warwick.
- Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 21 miles
- Distance to Providence Train Station: 16 miles
Williams & Stuart lists homes for sale in all of Smithfield
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