poll: Glocester #25: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


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This small town in the quiet western flank of Rhode Island took its name from Frederick Lewis, the Duke of Glocester after dividing from the Town of Providence in 1730. One of the town’s most popular events is the Ancients and Horribles Parade, held every Independence Day where crowds gather to the tune of about 10,000 people.

Glocester by the numbers

Established: 1639
Population: 9,746
Median household income: $77,041
Median housing price: $180,000

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 25
Affordability ranking: 1
Education ranking: 27
Economic condition ranking: 22
Safety ranking: 4
Arts & Culture ranking: 17 (T)

Famous residents:

Arthur Steere, politician, businessman
Charles J. Fogarty, politician


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