poll: Scituate #29: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


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Incorporated in 1730, Scituate lies just to the west of Providence and just beyond the outer reaches of Johnston. The town is most popular for its scenic landscapes, comprised of vast woodlands, stone walls, quaint farms, and colorful apple orchards. During the Fall season, the vibrant art festivals and delicious apple orchards attract thousands to its roads from all over New England.  

Scituate by the numbers

Established: 1636

Population: 10,329

Median household income: $81,798

Median housing price: $248,000

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 29

Affordability ranking: 23

Education ranking: 12

Economic condition ranking: 33
Safety ranking: 8

Arts & Culture ranking: 33

Famous residents:

Ezekiel Cornell, delegate to the Continental Congress
Esek Hopkins, Naval figure in Revolutionary War
Stephen Hopkins, Governor of Rhode Island, signer of the Declaration of Independence
Armand LaMontagne, prominent wood sculptor
William West, Revolutionary War General, Lt. Governor of Rhode Island, Chief Justice of Rhode Island
Arthur Steere,prominent Rhode Island businessman and politician
James Burrill Angell, President of the University of Michigan, University of Vermont
Alice Howland, first librarian in Scituate; donated the land that is now the Hope Recreational Park
Robert Capron-Rowley Jefferson in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series


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