Seekonk is a suburban community on the Massachusetts border with Rhode Island. The town, incorporated in 1812, has gone through territory changes. Initially formed in the 1600's from the western half of Rehoboth, Seekonk's borders changed again in 1862 when East Providence, Rhode Island was incorporated and took two thirds of the land... Show all »
Seekonk is a suburban community on the Massachusetts border with Rhode Island. The town, incorporated in 1812, has gone through territory changes. Initially formed in the 1600's from the western half of Rehoboth, Seekonk's borders changed again in 1862 when East Providence, Rhode Island was incorporated and took two thirds of the land and population from Seekonk. The town is still closely linked with Providence's metropolitan area by serving largely as a bedroom community for the Rhode Island capital which is 4 miles west.
Seekonk consists of rolling hills and marshy land in the central portion of town. Growth halted in the late 17th century during the upheaval of King Phillip's War when much of the colonial population of the town fled north for protection in garrison buildings. Even afterward, Seekonk did not see rapid development, but modest growth with limited industry. The industry that did develop in Seekonk was later taken by East Providence. Two industrial villages developed to supplement the early agricultural economy, with such businesses as the Rumford Chemical Works. Later in the 20th century, the Kent Manufacturing Company produced tennis racquets and croquet sets on the upper reaches of the Tenmile River.
Today, Seekonk remains primarily pastoral and agricultural. Residents here can enjoy the open space and commute the short distance to Providence or other nearby communities for cultural and economic opportunity. These surrounding towns include: Pawtucket, East Providence, Rehoboth and Swansea. Seekonk's 13,000 residents live spread out over 18 square miles of town and have a variety of local services. Seekonk's school district consists of three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Other basic services such as public works, recycling and a public library are also provided by the town. Homes in Seekonk are traditional cape, colonial and more contemporary ranch styles.
ZipRealty helps you find current homes for sale in Seekonk, MA.
We show up to 30% more
than other websites, including new homes for sale, condos for sale, townhomes for sale, foreclosed homes for sale and
land for sale.
Set up your unique Seekonk real estate search criteria to see results that match what you're looking for.
Explore maps, photos, schools and more to get an idea of what your life would be like in a new neighborhood.
Find a local
Seekonk real estate agent
to work with by reading realtor reviews left by buyers and sellers like you.
If you want to know what your home is worth, you can
instantly view home values
for any address by visiting our Seller Center.
If you're planning to sell your home, you can also see how much similar homes are selling for in Seekonk to get an idea
of how to price your home.
Local real estate services provided by:
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
52 Second Ave, 3rd Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Website provided and owned by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Copyright 1999-2015 and Patent Pending, ZipRealty. All rights reserved.
Follow Us On
The information being provided by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. is for the consumer's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumer may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to real estate for sale referenced on this web site comes from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is not a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), nor does it offer MLS access. This website is a service of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a broker participant of MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. This web site may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this web site.
The accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but not limited to open house information, square footages and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The data contained herein is copyrighted by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. and is protected by all applicable copyright laws. Any unauthorized dissemination of this information is in violation of copyright laws and is strictly prohibited.
Copyright 2015 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. All rights reserved.
Data last updated: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM