Woonsocket Real Estate-Welcome to the City of Woonsocket
The City of Woonsocket once was the wealthiest city in Rhode Island due to its lively participation in the Industrial Revolution. Along the banks of the Blackstone River were manufactories that were built to make woolens and yarns while being powered by the mightly river. The mills were kept running from the large influx of Canadian and Itailan immigrants to came to this are for jobs. The two classes that evolved were the wealthy Mill Owners and the working class employees. Both classes had a major impact on the style and type of architecture that makes up the City's landscape that we still see today.
The City's North End has examples of some of the most impressive historic homes that rivals the architecture on the East Side of Providence. The Harris Block which was once one home, horse stables, and gardens is now populated by a wide array of stunning properties that sell for a fraction of the prices seen in other parts of RI. The interior of these homes were made to be lavish and grand by talented craftsmen of the day. Details such as grand staircases,stained glass windows,butler's pantries, millwork made from mahogany,cherry, and exotic woods, built-in cabinetry, and detailed carvings in such abundance thee is beauty everywhere you look.
If you are looking for a beautiful,historic homes, you have come to the right place. Email your request and as soon as a North End Home becomes available you will receive an alert.
To house the large numbers of millworkers, multi-family homes were built around the turn of the century that emulated homes in France. Three and four family homes are prevalent throughout the city. Today, these homes attract investors from all of RI and nearby MA. attracted to the lower prices of single and multi-family homes.
Woonsocket's close proximity to all major highways, its lower costs of living, and diversity offers something for everyone regardless of your tastes and style.