In the northeasternmost corner of Rhode Island, Cumberland is a sprawling New England town with a rich history. It offers rural charm, a suburban lifestyle and tightly knit communities within its borders. Historic brick mills, wooden deck bridges and antique farm houses mingle with newer homes near the flowing streams and behind original stone walls. Homes for sale in Cumberland, RI are varied styles including Colonials and contemporaries, some older and some new construction.
It is just north of downtown Providence, Rhode Island making the town a commuter locale. The historic Blackstone River flows down the western border, where mills and factories once thrived. Villages were established for the workers providing housing, schools, churches and stores. The areas of the town are still known by those village names - Valley Falls, Ashton, Cumberland Hill, Diamond Hill, Berkeley, Arnold Mills, Abbot Run, Cumberland Mills, Grants Mills and Lonsdale.
Diamond Hill State Park is a treasure that offers beautiful views of thick, woodland landscape and the Diamond Hill Reservoir. With a surface area of 390 acres, the reservoir provides drinking water supply for nearby towns. Down the road from the park is the Diamond Hill Vineyard and Orchard, a picturesque spot for events. Explore the links below to learn more about Cumberland, RI Real Estate.