Smithfield is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, with roughly 21,200 residents. The town includes six villages that date back to the 19th century. The town itself was incorporated in 1731 and started as a small agricultural community. Today, Smithfield is mostly a quiet residential community, but the town has many activities and attractions that residents and visitors can enjoy.
The town has multiple parks and beaches that can be enjoyed by both residents and visitors. Smithfield also has activities for families such as playgrounds, an ice rink, tennis courts and baseball and basketball areas.
Established in 1863, Smithfield is home to Bryant University—a private university, famous for its business programs. Bryant has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 11th Best Regional University (North) in the country.
Smithfield has a variety of homes for sale with many beautifully landscaped properties from singlefamily Colonials and Ranches to multifamily real estate. Condominiums and lofts are also available in a variety of styles and price ranges.
Smithfield is known throughout Rhode Island as "Apple Country". While many of the orchards have become upscale housing, there is still an incredible amount of forested land and the town offers a combination of rural and suburban lifestyles. Some of the nation’s largest, leading companies have made a home in the Smithfield area, providing a thriving economic streak to this proud northern town.
Bryant University and several major office parks have brought a steady influx of young people to Smithfield and new condominiums and apartments are now part of the real estate mix. Other real estate ranges from fixer-uppers to farms, as well as large new homes. Smithfield’s location allows you to be less than an hour from both Boston and Rhode Island’s famous beaches.
Smithfield is made up of 7 villages: Esmond, Georgiaville, Greenville, Mountaindale, Spragueville, Stillwater and West Greenville.