A family home in small-town Rumford

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Rumford, the neighborhood on the northern end of East Providence bordered by the Ten Mile River, Pawtucket and Seekonk, has long been known as a nearby, affordable alternative to Providence’s East Side. With several parks, top-flight golf courses, and easy access to Interstate 95 and the Attleboro Amtrak/MBTA station, Rumford enjoys all the conveniences of urban living, yet remains a great place to raise a family.

Rumford is notable for being the site of Roger Williams’ first settlement, dating back to the 1630s. It was along the adjacent Ten Mile River that Williams first encountered members of the native Wampanoag community. The town common and the Newman Congregational Church, which still stands at the intersection of Pawtucket, Newman, and Ferris avenues, were also established in the mid-17th century. Part of Rumford is included on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district noted primarily for its Queen Anne Victorian and Shingle Style architecture.

This home at 22 Westwood Ave. was built in 1932, with a 1990 addition that includes the current family room and master bedroom. With three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half-bath over some 2,500 square feet of living space on two levels, it’s a perfectly-scaled family home.

A 10,000-square-foot yard adjacent to Hunts Mills Park means that recreational space and opportunities are literally in your own backyard. A partially finished basement and detached two-car garage provide convenient storage, as does a full, walk-up attic, which also has the added benefit of expansion potential.

Additional details include hardwood floors, high ceilings, and intact period architectural embellishments. This property is a wonderful opportunity for a buyer looking to live in the comfort of a small town without leaving the city far behind.

Just the facts

  • $359,000
  • 3 beds
  • 2.5 baths
  • Residential Properties
  • Laurie Fletcher
  • Cell: 401 559-7775

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