Cranston is located in Providence County, Rhode Island and is the state’s third largest city. Richwith history, Cranston is known as the hub of Rhode Island’s greatest 19th century industrial empire.
Cranston’s history dates back to 1874 before it was incorporated as a city in 1910. The Pawtuxet Village, one of New England’s oldest communities, used to be home to mills and shipping ports, but is now one of Cranston’s most popular attractions. Pawtuxet Village now has shops and restaurants which are surrounded by historical architecture including old Colonial homes.
Cranston is also home to the the oldest yacht club on Narragansett Bay, the Rhode Island Yacht Club, which has been standing since 1875. The building has withstood multiple hurricanes and is open yearround.
Today, Cranston is considered a desirable place to live and was voted one of the best cities to live in the United States by 24/7 Wall St. The website dubbed Cranston the 36th best in the country after taking into account a variety of factors such as household income, unemployment rate, home values, crime and commuter time.
Due to its historical background, Cranston has a variety of real estate styles from Classical to Contemporary. Historical styles such as Federal, Georgian Revival, and Late Victorian Domestic can be seen, as well as more updated styles such as Colonial—which is very popular around the city. A variety of homes for sale are available in different price ranges and styles and is sure to meet any budget and family size.