Why you'd want to live in North Smithfield
The residents treasure the rural character of this 24.7 square mile town. North Smithfield is nestled in the Blackstone Valley in Northern Rhode Island. NS boasts several historic sites, including the village of Slatersville, which is “America’s first planned industrial mill village.” Residents recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the opening of Slater Mill and the establishment of Slatersville. North Smithfield is a 20-minute commute to downtown Providence. It has excellent schools (one high school, one middle school, two elementary schools) and community involvement that is second to none.