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154 Apartments for rent in Woonsocket, RI

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The Residences at Slatersville Mill
10 Railroad St
Woonsocket, RI
1 Bedroom
$1,465
837 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 06:42 AM
Situated in a former mill close to the Slatersville Reservoirs. Award-winning community of loft apartments with soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls and oversized windows. Property offers a sculpture garden and walking trails along Branch River.
1 Unit Available
94 Mill Street
94 Mill Street
Woonsocket, RI | East Woonsocket
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1052 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:07 AM
Amazing 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in Woonsocket. Amenities included: balcony, central air, central heat, dishwasher, hardwood floors, pool, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, storage, and washer dryer.
1 Unit Available
110 Transit Street
110 Transit Street
Woonsocket, RI | Globe District
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1101 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:09 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 110 Transit Street in Woonsocket. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
56 2nd Avenue 3
56 2nd Avenue
Woonsocket, RI | Fairmount
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 2 at 11:33 AM
2 bedroom apartment - Property Id: 214807 We require you complete a rental application as well as submit copy of i.d. and pay-stubs for all adults prior to a viewing.You can reach us via email (pinestreetrealtyllc@gmail.
Results within 1 mile of Woonsocket
1 Unit Available
76 Pine Swamp Road
76 Pine Swamp Road
Providence County, RI
1 Bedroom
$1,000
700 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:09 AM
Completely renovated 1st floor unit. That means new everything! Kitchen, bathroom, flooring and windows. Basement storage and laundry hook ups. Off street parking.
Results within 5 miles of Woonsocket
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14 Units Available
The Westerly at Forge Park
50 Woodview Way
Franklin, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,720
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,040
1072 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Welcome Home to The Westerly at Forge Park A modern and sophisticated residential community offering one, two and three bedroom homes located in Franklin, Massachusetts.
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30 Units Available
Cumberland Crossing
100 Crossing Dr
Cumberland Hill, RI | Cumberland Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,361
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,684
964 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Cumberland Crossing is off 1295 and a short drive to the Cape. Apartments feature on-site pool, and South County Beach is close-by. Units feature fireplaces, W/D, and high-end kitchens; site offers pool, parking, and green-living.
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17 Units Available
The River Lofts at Ashton Mill
51 Front St
Cumberland Hill, RI
1 Bedroom
$1,373
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 1 at 09:41 PM
Luxurious in-unit amenities include patio or balcony, hardwood floors, and dishwasher. Great location for outdoor recreation and close to wooded paths, kayaks, and running trails. Residents enjoy communal maintenance services, pool table, gym, and more.
1 Unit Available
7 Wake Robin Road
7 Wake Robin Road
Providence County, RI
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1109 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:09 AM
Great unit at Wake Robin Gardens with recently undated laminate flooring. A 1066 SF unit with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. New windows, roof, and siding were included in the recent renovation.
1 Unit Available
41 South
41 South Street
Franklin, MA | Wadsworth
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1232 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:09 AM
This farmhouse is set on a quiet street featuring pristine hardwood floors and updated bathrooms. The stainless steel fully applianced kitchen is ready for your morning coffee .
1 Unit Available
123 New River Rd Apt 6
123 New River Road
Providence County, RI
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
Last updated December 2 at 11:32 AM
RENT TO OWN – 2 bed 1 bath condo in desirable area of Lincoln. Condo features updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. New carpets and new tub replaced within the last 2 years.
Results within 10 miles of Woonsocket
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5 Units Available
The Charles Bellingham
151 N Main St
Bellingham, MA | North Bellingham
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1096 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:07 AM
Located just minutes from I-95, with easy access Providence and Boston. Includes resort-style pool, 24-hour fitness center and bark park. Apartments feature new renovations, gourmet kitchens and stainless steel appliances.
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27 Units Available
Station 117 Apartments
117 Dean Ave
Franklin, MA | Downtown Franklin
1 Bedroom
$1,825
848 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,315
1193 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Start your next chapter at Station 117 Apartments. Our brand-new community of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments offers you a place to rest, relax, and have a little fun as you embark on your adventure.
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11 Units Available
Union Place
10 Independence Way
Franklin, MA | Wadsworth
1 Bedroom
$1,717
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,017
1007 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Fully furnished homes with extra storage. Enjoy a barbecue area and clubhouse on site. Close to I-495. Near Wrentham Village Premium Outlets for convenient shopping. By Franklin State Forest Park for an easy natural getaway.
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5 Units Available
Glen Meadow
43 Glen Meadow Rd
Franklin, MA | Downtown Franklin
1 Bedroom
$1,609
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
925 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Conveniently located near Franklin Village and I-495, this green community provides free hot water and heat. On-site community garden, dog park and playground keep residents active. Units feature balcony or patio and walk-in closets.
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Shorewood
1776 Bicentennial Way
Providence, RI
1 Bedroom
$1,240
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
Last updated December 1 at 02:22 AM
Located off the main road in a quiet, residential neighborhood you will find Shorewood an apartment community youll be happy to call your home.
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1 Unit Available
Franklin Commons Apartments
8 Gatehouse Ln
Franklin, MA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,295
631 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 10:04 PM
Located just minutes from Route 495, convenient for commuters. Units have separate dining areas, walk-in closets, and fully equipped kitchens. Community has onsite fitness center, lounge room with fireplace, and more.
1 Unit Available
131 Chestnut Street - B7
131 Chestnut Street
Bristol County, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
900 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:22 AM
All Homes have private entrance. This community is so centrally located with easy access to RT95 to Providence or Boston.
1 Unit Available
1 Lonsdale School St - Unit 1
1 Lonsdale School Street
Providence County, RI
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1475 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:22 AM
3 Bedroom unit available in Great Road Historic District of Lincoln, RI. Great location for commuters being close to Rt 95, Rt 295 and Rt 146. Close to local amenities such as the Blackstone Valley Bike Path, Chase Farm and Lincoln Woods.
1 Unit Available
75 Dean Avenue
75 Dean Avenue
Providence County, RI
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1073 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:09 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 75 Dean Avenue in Providence County. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
22 Forest Avenue
22 Forest Avenue
Valley Falls, RI | Valley Falls
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1040 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:09 AM
Be the First to Occupy this Newly Renovated and Conveniently Located Apartment in Valley Falls! This pristine two (2) bedroom unit offers over 1,000 square feet of living space, traditional double parlor, a brand new eat-in kitchen and new bathroom
1 Unit Available
33 Italy Street
33 Italy Street
Providence, RI | Wanskuck
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
1296 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:09 AM
NICEST COLLEGE RENTAL IN PROVIDENCE! PC, JWU & RIC WELCOME! MODERN SIDE BY SIDE TOWNHOMES AVAILABLE FOR 2021 SCHOOL YEAR. EACH TOWNHOME HAS 4 BEDS, 2 BATHS, KITCHEN, FINISHED BASEMENT & LAUNDRY! PLENTY OF OFF STREET PARKING.
1 Unit Available
271 North Washington St
271 North Washington Street
Bristol County, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,400
1000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:09 AM
Welcome to your new chapter in Life!! This beautiful and bright 2nd floor 1 bed is ready for occupancy!! This unit offers a great floor plan with a huge master bedroom, ample closet space, hardwood flooring, updated kitchen and bath, freshly painted
1 Unit Available
117 Bacon Street
117 Bacon Street
Attleboro, MA | South Attleboro Village
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
926 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:09 AM
ATTLEBORO - Two Bedroom, One Bath second floor unit of a two family. Eat-in Kitchen, fully applianced, with dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave. Living room with hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and picture window.
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City Guide

Woonsocket
“By 1900 Woonsocket was known as ‘la ville la plus francaise aux Etats-Unis’ – ‘the most French city in the United States’ - a reputation the city maintains even today...” (- Rhode Island Historical Society)
“By 1900 Woonsocket was known as ‘la ville la plus francaise aux Etats-Unis’ – ‘the most French city in the United States’ - a reputation the city maintains even today...” (- Rhode Island Historical Society)

Woonsocket is a city experiencing its renaissance, set apart from the rest of Rhode Island by a unique culture, thanks to the French-Canadian heritage of its people. Situated on the scenic Blackstone River National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket has a rich history of attracting workers from all over the world. French-Canadians came in droves at the end of the 19th century, ready to labor in the mills and factories that still stand today. Some of the city’s most cherished quirks reflect its Quebecois roots, including the sometimes head-scratching misplaced modifiers: “Pass me down the ladder the hammer.” The 43,877 residents of Woonsocket are glad to ignore the odd looks they get when peculiar turns of phrase slip out, because these are offset by the pleasure of a small community feel with all the conveniences of a bustling metropolis.

Finding an Apartment in Woonsocket

Fortunately for newcomers, finding a comfortable, affordable apartment for rent in Woonsocket is pretty easy. Whether you like the big-city feel of large complexes or the quiet of a suburban backyard-and-picket-fence kind of home, Woonsocket has something for everyone. The standard items needed to move in are a security deposit and one month’s rent. All utilities paid apartments are rare, though with perseverance, you might find an apartment with paid heat and hot water--this is considered the height of luck, as many Woonsocket homes still use heating oil in their furnaces, which is pricey.

Finding an Apartment in Woonsocket
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Fortunately for newcomers, finding a comfortable, affordable apartment for rent in Woonsocket is pretty easy. Whether you like the big-city feel of large complexes or the quiet of a suburban backyard-and-picket-fence kind of home, Woonsocket has something for everyone. The standard items needed to move in are a security deposit and one month’s rent. All utilities paid apartments are rare, though with perseverance, you might find an apartment with paid heat and hot water--this is considered the height of luck, as many Woonsocket homes still use heating oil in their furnaces, which is pricey.

Woonsocket Neighborhoods

Thanks to its position on the Blackstone River, Woonsocket was once the destination for immigrants looking for work in one of the many mills and factories. As a result, the city sprang up very quickly, with surprisingly diverse neighborhoods. Some are made up of the large, stately homes that once housed mill owners, and others reflect the simpler living of mill workers. While the entire city is considered very affordable, like anywhere else, prices will vary depending on the neighborhood.

Cato Hill Historic District: This is a great spot for folks who want a home in an affordable neighborhood within easy walking distance of shopping and other services. It isn’t glamorous, but it avoids the gritty feel of being in the thick of city living. Most of the houses in Cato Hill were built by individual property owners, rather than mill owners, adding some color and character.

Privilege Mill District: Living in the Privilege Mill District is like stepping back in time, as the neighborhood was home to most of the Privilege Mill workers in the 19th century. Many young adults and new families get their start in this area, and it's a favorite for those with roommates because the rooms in the apartment rentals are often large and airy.

South Main Street Historic District: While mill workers lived in factory-owned housing, the mill owners, along with the city’s doctors, lawyers, and shopkeepers, built lavish homes in the South Main Street Historic District. The lots are much bigger than in other parts of the city, for those who want 3 bedroom houses for rent with extra outdoor space.

Streetcar Neighborhoods: When Woonsocket built a network of streetcars, many people were able to move away from the area immediately surrounding downtown Woonsocket and the mills. They bought or built what is now iconic Woonsocket architecture–the triple-decker houses with big outdoor porches on every floor. This area has plenty of reasonably priced 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent, making it a favorite for small families. Sadly, the streetcars are gone, though you can still see the tracks on some streets.

North End Historic District: Like in the South Main Street Historic District, lawyers, merchants, and doctors built their homes in the North End. Living in this area is much like finding a taste of suburbia in the middle of a busy city.

Woonsocket Neighborhoods
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Thanks to its position on the Blackstone River, Woonsocket was once the destination for immigrants looking for work in one of the many mills and factories. As a result, the city sprang up very quickly, with surprisingly diverse neighborhoods. Some are made up of the large, stately homes that once housed mill owners, and others reflect the simpler living of mill workers. While the entire city is considered very affordable, like anywhere else, prices will vary depending on the neighborhood.

Cato Hill Historic District: This is a great spot for folks who want a home in an affordable neighborhood within easy walking distance of shopping and other services. It isn’t glamorous, but it avoids the gritty feel of being in the thick of city living. Most of the houses in Cato Hill were built by individual property owners, rather than mill owners, adding some color and character.

Privilege Mill District: Living in the Privilege Mill District is like stepping back in time, as the neighborhood was home to most of the Privilege Mill workers in the 19th century. Many young adults and new families get their start in this area, and it's a favorite for those with roommates because the rooms in the apartment rentals are often large and airy.

South Main Street Historic District: While mill workers lived in factory-owned housing, the mill owners, along with the city’s doctors, lawyers, and shopkeepers, built lavish homes in the South Main Street Historic District. The lots are much bigger than in other parts of the city, for those who want 3 bedroom houses for rent with extra outdoor space.

Streetcar Neighborhoods: When Woonsocket built a network of streetcars, many people were able to move away from the area immediately surrounding downtown Woonsocket and the mills. They bought or built what is now iconic Woonsocket architecture–the triple-decker houses with big outdoor porches on every floor. This area has plenty of reasonably priced 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent, making it a favorite for small families. Sadly, the streetcars are gone, though you can still see the tracks on some streets.

North End Historic District: Like in the South Main Street Historic District, lawyers, merchants, and doctors built their homes in the North End. Living in this area is much like finding a taste of suburbia in the middle of a busy city.

Life in Woonsocket

Woonsocket is a small city with relatively few traffic issues, so as long as you have a car, it will be easy to access everything you need. Without a car, you may want to focus on the neighborhoods closest to Main Street or Park Square, as these put you in comfortable walking distance of groceries, banking, and other necessities. There is public transportation, but bus routes and frequency of service are constantly being shortened and reduced, so it's best not to rely on it.

Woonsocket is filled with things to do, and there are plenty of opportunities for date night romance. Every Columbus Day weekend, families come from all over the state for Autumnfest, a celebration of city spirit. When the weather is good, paddling is the way to go with a canoe trip down the Blackstone River. Rainy days are best spent in the Museum of Work and Culture, which gives you an opportunity to trace the roots of Woonsocket’s French-Canadian immigrants and learn about the hard work they put in to create one of the premier textile manufacturing cities in the country.

Looking for a night out? The Stadium Theatre offers 1920s style with a dizzying array of entertainment, from movies to acrobats and everything in between. Nearby, Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining has some of the best Chinese food in the state, and you can also take in blues and jazz from nationally recognized performers.

The Woonsocket Public Library is currently being treated to a complete remodeling and Main Street–everything you would hope for in a city center–is being reborn through an investment of several million dollars. Boston, Worcester, and Providence are all easily accessible through the major and minor highways that surround the city.

Rhode Island might be a small state, but Woonsocket has a big presence. French-Canadian heritage earned the city a reputation for an extra touch of class--funky grammar notwithstanding--and the improvements in infrastructure, friendly small-town feel, and big city amenities have Woonsocket on track to return to its former glory as the ultimate New England destination.

Life in Woonsocket
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Woonsocket is a small city with relatively few traffic issues, so as long as you have a car, it will be easy to access everything you need. Without a car, you may want to focus on the neighborhoods closest to Main Street or Park Square, as these put you in comfortable walking distance of groceries, banking, and other necessities. There is public transportation, but bus routes and frequency of service are constantly being shortened and reduced, so it's best not to rely on it.

Woonsocket is filled with things to do, and there are plenty of opportunities for date night romance. Every Columbus Day weekend, families come from all over the state for Autumnfest, a celebration of city spirit. When the weather is good, paddling is the way to go with a canoe trip down the Blackstone River. Rainy days are best spent in the Museum of Work and Culture, which gives you an opportunity to trace the roots of Woonsocket’s French-Canadian immigrants and learn about the hard work they put in to create one of the premier textile manufacturing cities in the country.

Looking for a night out? The Stadium Theatre offers 1920s style with a dizzying array of entertainment, from movies to acrobats and everything in between. Nearby, Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining has some of the best Chinese food in the state, and you can also take in blues and jazz from nationally recognized performers.

The Woonsocket Public Library is currently being treated to a complete remodeling and Main Street–everything you would hope for in a city center–is being reborn through an investment of several million dollars. Boston, Worcester, and Providence are all easily accessible through the major and minor highways that surround the city.

Rhode Island might be a small state, but Woonsocket has a big presence. French-Canadian heritage earned the city a reputation for an extra touch of class--funky grammar notwithstanding--and the improvements in infrastructure, friendly small-town feel, and big city amenities have Woonsocket on track to return to its former glory as the ultimate New England destination.

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City Guide

Woonsocket
“By 1900 Woonsocket was known as ‘la ville la plus francaise aux Etats-Unis’ – ‘the most French city in the United States’ - a reputation the city maintains even today...” (- Rhode Island Historical Society)
“By 1900 Woonsocket was known as ‘la ville la plus francaise aux Etats-Unis’ – ‘the most French city in the United States’ - a reputation the city maintains even today...” (- Rhode Island Historical Society)

Woonsocket is a city experiencing its renaissance, set apart from the rest of Rhode Island by a unique culture, thanks to the French-Canadian heritage of its people. Situated on the scenic Blackstone River National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket has a rich history of attracting workers from all over the world. French-Canadians came in droves at the end of the 19th century, ready to labor in the mills and factories that still stand today. Some of the city’s most cherished quirks reflect its Quebecois roots, including the sometimes head-scratching misplaced modifiers: “Pass me down the ladder the hammer.” The 43,877 residents of Woonsocket are glad to ignore the odd looks they get when peculiar turns of phrase slip out, because these are offset by the pleasure of a small community feel with all the conveniences of a bustling metropolis.

Finding an Apartment in Woonsocket

Fortunately for newcomers, finding a comfortable, affordable apartment for rent in Woonsocket is pretty easy. Whether you like the big-city feel of large complexes or the quiet of a suburban backyard-and-picket-fence kind of home, Woonsocket has something for everyone. The standard items needed to move in are a security deposit and one month’s rent. All utilities paid apartments are rare, though with perseverance, you might find an apartment with paid heat and hot water--this is considered the height of luck, as many Woonsocket homes still use heating oil in their furnaces, which is pricey.

Finding an Apartment in Woonsocket
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Fortunately for newcomers, finding a comfortable, affordable apartment for rent in Woonsocket is pretty easy. Whether you like the big-city feel of large complexes or the quiet of a suburban backyard-and-picket-fence kind of home, Woonsocket has something for everyone. The standard items needed to move in are a security deposit and one month’s rent. All utilities paid apartments are rare, though with perseverance, you might find an apartment with paid heat and hot water--this is considered the height of luck, as many Woonsocket homes still use heating oil in their furnaces, which is pricey.

Woonsocket Neighborhoods

Thanks to its position on the Blackstone River, Woonsocket was once the destination for immigrants looking for work in one of the many mills and factories. As a result, the city sprang up very quickly, with surprisingly diverse neighborhoods. Some are made up of the large, stately homes that once housed mill owners, and others reflect the simpler living of mill workers. While the entire city is considered very affordable, like anywhere else, prices will vary depending on the neighborhood.

Cato Hill Historic District: This is a great spot for folks who want a home in an affordable neighborhood within easy walking distance of shopping and other services. It isn’t glamorous, but it avoids the gritty feel of being in the thick of city living. Most of the houses in Cato Hill were built by individual property owners, rather than mill owners, adding some color and character.

Privilege Mill District: Living in the Privilege Mill District is like stepping back in time, as the neighborhood was home to most of the Privilege Mill workers in the 19th century. Many young adults and new families get their start in this area, and it's a favorite for those with roommates because the rooms in the apartment rentals are often large and airy.

South Main Street Historic District: While mill workers lived in factory-owned housing, the mill owners, along with the city’s doctors, lawyers, and shopkeepers, built lavish homes in the South Main Street Historic District. The lots are much bigger than in other parts of the city, for those who want 3 bedroom houses for rent with extra outdoor space.

Streetcar Neighborhoods: When Woonsocket built a network of streetcars, many people were able to move away from the area immediately surrounding downtown Woonsocket and the mills. They bought or built what is now iconic Woonsocket architecture–the triple-decker houses with big outdoor porches on every floor. This area has plenty of reasonably priced 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent, making it a favorite for small families. Sadly, the streetcars are gone, though you can still see the tracks on some streets.

North End Historic District: Like in the South Main Street Historic District, lawyers, merchants, and doctors built their homes in the North End. Living in this area is much like finding a taste of suburbia in the middle of a busy city.

Woonsocket Neighborhoods
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Thanks to its position on the Blackstone River, Woonsocket was once the destination for immigrants looking for work in one of the many mills and factories. As a result, the city sprang up very quickly, with surprisingly diverse neighborhoods. Some are made up of the large, stately homes that once housed mill owners, and others reflect the simpler living of mill workers. While the entire city is considered very affordable, like anywhere else, prices will vary depending on the neighborhood.

Cato Hill Historic District: This is a great spot for folks who want a home in an affordable neighborhood within easy walking distance of shopping and other services. It isn’t glamorous, but it avoids the gritty feel of being in the thick of city living. Most of the houses in Cato Hill were built by individual property owners, rather than mill owners, adding some color and character.

Privilege Mill District: Living in the Privilege Mill District is like stepping back in time, as the neighborhood was home to most of the Privilege Mill workers in the 19th century. Many young adults and new families get their start in this area, and it's a favorite for those with roommates because the rooms in the apartment rentals are often large and airy.

South Main Street Historic District: While mill workers lived in factory-owned housing, the mill owners, along with the city’s doctors, lawyers, and shopkeepers, built lavish homes in the South Main Street Historic District. The lots are much bigger than in other parts of the city, for those who want 3 bedroom houses for rent with extra outdoor space.

Streetcar Neighborhoods: When Woonsocket built a network of streetcars, many people were able to move away from the area immediately surrounding downtown Woonsocket and the mills. They bought or built what is now iconic Woonsocket architecture–the triple-decker houses with big outdoor porches on every floor. This area has plenty of reasonably priced 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent, making it a favorite for small families. Sadly, the streetcars are gone, though you can still see the tracks on some streets.

North End Historic District: Like in the South Main Street Historic District, lawyers, merchants, and doctors built their homes in the North End. Living in this area is much like finding a taste of suburbia in the middle of a busy city.

Life in Woonsocket

Woonsocket is a small city with relatively few traffic issues, so as long as you have a car, it will be easy to access everything you need. Without a car, you may want to focus on the neighborhoods closest to Main Street or Park Square, as these put you in comfortable walking distance of groceries, banking, and other necessities. There is public transportation, but bus routes and frequency of service are constantly being shortened and reduced, so it's best not to rely on it.

Woonsocket is filled with things to do, and there are plenty of opportunities for date night romance. Every Columbus Day weekend, families come from all over the state for Autumnfest, a celebration of city spirit. When the weather is good, paddling is the way to go with a canoe trip down the Blackstone River. Rainy days are best spent in the Museum of Work and Culture, which gives you an opportunity to trace the roots of Woonsocket’s French-Canadian immigrants and learn about the hard work they put in to create one of the premier textile manufacturing cities in the country.

Looking for a night out? The Stadium Theatre offers 1920s style with a dizzying array of entertainment, from movies to acrobats and everything in between. Nearby, Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining has some of the best Chinese food in the state, and you can also take in blues and jazz from nationally recognized performers.

The Woonsocket Public Library is currently being treated to a complete remodeling and Main Street–everything you would hope for in a city center–is being reborn through an investment of several million dollars. Boston, Worcester, and Providence are all easily accessible through the major and minor highways that surround the city.

Rhode Island might be a small state, but Woonsocket has a big presence. French-Canadian heritage earned the city a reputation for an extra touch of class--funky grammar notwithstanding--and the improvements in infrastructure, friendly small-town feel, and big city amenities have Woonsocket on track to return to its former glory as the ultimate New England destination.

Life in Woonsocket
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Woonsocket is a small city with relatively few traffic issues, so as long as you have a car, it will be easy to access everything you need. Without a car, you may want to focus on the neighborhoods closest to Main Street or Park Square, as these put you in comfortable walking distance of groceries, banking, and other necessities. There is public transportation, but bus routes and frequency of service are constantly being shortened and reduced, so it's best not to rely on it.

Woonsocket is filled with things to do, and there are plenty of opportunities for date night romance. Every Columbus Day weekend, families come from all over the state for Autumnfest, a celebration of city spirit. When the weather is good, paddling is the way to go with a canoe trip down the Blackstone River. Rainy days are best spent in the Museum of Work and Culture, which gives you an opportunity to trace the roots of Woonsocket’s French-Canadian immigrants and learn about the hard work they put in to create one of the premier textile manufacturing cities in the country.

Looking for a night out? The Stadium Theatre offers 1920s style with a dizzying array of entertainment, from movies to acrobats and everything in between. Nearby, Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining has some of the best Chinese food in the state, and you can also take in blues and jazz from nationally recognized performers.

The Woonsocket Public Library is currently being treated to a complete remodeling and Main Street–everything you would hope for in a city center–is being reborn through an investment of several million dollars. Boston, Worcester, and Providence are all easily accessible through the major and minor highways that surround the city.

Rhode Island might be a small state, but Woonsocket has a big presence. French-Canadian heritage earned the city a reputation for an extra touch of class--funky grammar notwithstanding--and the improvements in infrastructure, friendly small-town feel, and big city amenities have Woonsocket on track to return to its former glory as the ultimate New England destination.