Swansea is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts that was incorporated in 1785. This suburban/rural community is a great place for individuals or families who are looking for a quiet town but still have easy access to surrounding cities and attractions around town.
There are plenty of activities around town at any time of year. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy a day at Swansea Town Beach, a bike ride through Village Park/ Abrams Rock or a few holes at the Swansea Country Club—dubbed Providence Business News’ most popular golf facility in the region.
Families can take a trip to Covel Estates Playground or meet the animals at Simcock Farm and enjoy some homemade ice cream. The town also has a variety of shops and restaurants including the Swansea Mall and the Venus de Milo, respectively.
Families looking for homes for sale in this quiet community will find a variety of real estate—including waterfront properties. The wide range of architectural styles include Colonials, Craftsman styles, Cape and Ranches. Homes in Swansea vary in size and price, so whether it’s a single or multifamily home or a condo or apartment, there is a home for sale that will meet any need.
Swansea is a suburban/rural community with a colorful history going back to Colonial times. It is located in southeastern Massachusetts, bordered by Barrington and Warren, Rhode Island, on the west and southwest; the mouth of the Taunton River on the south; Somerset on the east; and Dighton, Rehoboth, and Seekonk on the north. Swansea is about 4 miles west of Fall River and about 12 miles southeast of Providence, Rhode Island and also has a number of major shopping areas.
While much of its agricultural land is still open, Swansea also retains significant examples of intact Colonial houses. The historical character of the town blends into its abundant suburban neighborhoods ideal for country life with attractions close at hand. The Swansea Mall is a great shopping area for those who enjoy a less crowded and frenetic shopping experience. A bounty of shopping locations and a thriving restaurant scene provides plenty of close-by entertainment, but, once again, at a more relaxed pace than in larger cities.
The town is comprised of the lovely areas of Barneyville, North Swansea, Birch Swamp Corner, Hortonville, Luther Corner, South Swansea, Touissett (also in Warren), Ocean Grove, and Smokerise.