Pawtucket began as a mill city and was the site of the Slater Mill, where America’s industrial revolution began with machines for spinning cotton yarn. Today, many of the mills have been rehabbed into housing. What now characterizes the city of Pawtucket is its flourishing arts initiative.
Home styles cover the full gamut and in addition to single family, they include condominiums, lofts, and multi-families. Slater Park with its village-green charm provides all sorts of fun cultural events as well as a summer concert series. The Quality Hill area was added to the National Historic Registry in 1984 for its numerous historic homes. The Pawtucket Farmers Market is a veritable tour de force of local produce, from fresh vegetables to organic dairy products. Oak Hill is adjacent to Providence’s East Side and shares many similar, desirable attributes. For the sports fan, Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox or “Paw Sox”, the minor league baseball triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. For the golfer in the family there’s The Pawtucket Country Club, which has a century-long heritage of lush courses and appealing amenities. The Pawtucket Arts Festival has ongoing events throughout the warmer weather months involving theater, orchestras, films, ethnic celebrations, and much more. The Gamm Theater provides stunning dramatic productions throughout the year as well as offering different learning opportunities for the public. Those with a passion for music will want to take advantage of The Met, which is Rhode Island’s foremost venue for live acts.
Neighborhoods and villages also include Beverage Hill, Darlington, Fairlawn (also Lincoln), Lebanon, Pleasant View and Woodlawn. They each have their own identities and lifestyles.