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poll: Tiverton #27: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

 

What’s the best thing about Tiverton?


This town is the perfect destination for a summer getaway or a weekend daytrip. Tiverton embraces a breathtaking waterfront, four-corners-style retail village, and a renowned clam shank Evelyn’s and Gray’s Ice Cream. This beautiful stretch of waterfront land also has great history from its role in the Revolutionary War as it was an asylum for Americans fleeing from British influence and occupation.

Tiverton by the numbers

Established: 1694
Population: 15,780
Median household income: $63,767
Median housing price: $207,000

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 27
Affordability ranking: 16
Education ranking: 21
Economic condition ranking: 26
Safety ranking: 21
Arts & Culture ranking: 29 (T)

Famous residents:

Robert Gray, merchant sea-captain and explorer
Russell Warren, architect
Paul Di Filippo, science fiction author
Mika Seeger, ceramic artist
Shane Palmer, marine biologist   

 

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