Scituate is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island with approximately 10,300 residents. The town has been incorporated since 1731 and is known for having the largest body of freshwater in the state: the Scituate Reservoir. The treatment plant for the reservoir is also the largest in New England.
The Scituate Art Festival is a popular tradition in the town that takes place every year over Columbus Day weekend. The event began in 1967 and has been voted the “Best Annual Festival” by Rhode Island Monthly. The festival attracts hundreds of exhibitors and the proceeds go to a variety of good causes in town and also helps maintain the historical Congregational Church.
Scituate is a rural town and many homes have large, spacious yards. There is a variety of homes for sale around town from classic to contemporary with houses dating back to the early 19th century. Popular real estate styles include Colonial and Ranch but antique styles are seen throughout the town such as Victorian.
Scituate, once considered the "hinterlands" of the state, today offers both suburban amenities and a rural atmosphere of unspoiled forests, ponds, and the pristine Scituate Reservoir. The reservoir is one of the most prominent features of the town and is the largest freshwater body of water in the state, providing over 60% of the state’s drinking water.
Today, Scituate is best known for its apple orchards, old, hearty farms, and the pure poetry of its stone walls stretching through the beautiful woodlands. When the leaves start to turn, that means it’s time for the Scituate Art Festival, an event where the village green becomes an outdoor gallery of art, crafted works, sculpture, and antiques. It’s an easy jaunt by car to Providence, and the city’s low taxes and good schools make it an eminently well-rounded living environment.
Scituate is made up of the villages of: Chopmist, Clayville, Fiskeville, Glenn Rock, Hope, Jackson, North Scituate, Ponagansett, Rockland, Saundersville.