The most attractive thing about Cumberland is impossible to pin down because there are so many categories where the town really excels. There’s no doubt that it is in the perfect location with lots of excellent community amenities.

Home buyers can embrace the suburban lifestyle in Cumberland, thanks to a blend of housing options. Since nearly every area is not too far from schools, shops and more, there are few Cumberland real estate options that won’t excite even the pickiest home buyers.

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The population of Cumberland is approximately 34,000 residents and is located in Providence County. First settled in 1653, today’s Cumberland has fully embraced its modern motto, “Great History. Bright Future.” With manufacturing and agriculture as economic foundations for centuries, Cumberland is now a bedroom community and a center for local businesses.

Set in the lower Blackstone Valley, Cumberland is in a very central location in the state and in the region. It shares a border with Massachusetts and is the easternmost of Rhode Island’s towns. It’s just 14 miles from Providence, making it an outstanding option for commuters. The city of Woonsocket is to the northwest of Cumberland, and Central Falls is to the south. Lincoln is west of Cumberland and the Massachusetts border is on the east. Getting in and out of Cumberland is easy because of convenient access to major roads like US 114, 122 and I-295.

Community pride is strong in Cumberland. Annual events and celebrations that bring residents together include the Arnold Mills 4th of July Parade, Spook Trail, Summer Solstice Festival, and perhaps the most popular, Cumberlandfest. Held in August each year, Cumberlandfest features live entertainment, fireworks, carnival, vendor booths and more. The Blackstone River Theater holds live performances all year, particularly for folk performances.

The parks and recreation department in Cumberland provides lots of year-round activities, from sports leagues to community classes. Popular parks in Cumberland include Razee Field, Perkeley Oval, Currier Chase Play Area, St. John Vianney, Valley Falls Heritage Park and Moran Family Park. The Fanning Wilderness Area is 40 acres of open space where residents can get away from the hustle and bustle of town life. The modern Wellness Center in Cumberland is home to sports courts, indoor track, and fitness classrooms, plus art rooms and more.

When it comes to education, Cumberland residents won’t have to worry about their children’s needs. The public schools in Cumberland are managed by Cumberland Public Schools, and serve around 5,000 students. There are 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school. Private schools, charter schools and other options are available in and near Cumberland for parents and students seeking alternatives.

Home buyers can really live life to the fullest when they purchase Cumberland real estate. Whether young or old, just starting a career or retiring, there’s plenty to love about Cumberland.