North Attleboro (AKA North Attleborough) has a total area of 19.0 square miles, of which 18.6 square miles and is in the northwest corner of Bristol County. It is bordered by Plainville to the north, Mansfield to the east, Attleboro to the south, and Cumberland, RI to the west. Localities include Adamsdale, Attleboro Falls and Sheldonville Farms. The town is located 16 miles north of Providence, RI, 38 miles (61 km) southwest of Boston and 42 miles southeast of Worcester, MA
The town has several rivers, streams and brooks running through it, including the Ten Mile River and the Seven Mile River. There are several ponds and lakes, including Greenwood Lake (site of a fish hatchery) and Falls Pond, among others. The town’s largest park, World War I Memorial Park, is located in the northern part of town. World War I Memorial Park features a petting zoo, Petti Field for soccer and lacrosse and a ski/sledding hill with J-bar ski lift which is currently inoperable. There is also the North Attleborough Arboretum adjacent to the park.
On High Street, one block from Route 1A is an ice-skating pond called Titus Pond which is maintained by the North Attleboro Rotary Club and filled each winter by the Fire Department.
There are five cemeteries in North Attleboro: the diminutive and inactive Woodcock Cemetery across from the Woodcock-Garrison house just north of downtown; Paine Road Cemetery near the Cumberland, Rhode Island, border; Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum; the old St. Mary’s Cemetery and the new St. Mary’s Cemetery. The latter three are located in the village of Attleboro Falls.
Schools are funded by local RTM appropriation of available funds raised from local taxes and State aid. Between 2002 through 2012 State aid has been reduced by over $1,000,000.00 annually. Between 2012 and 2014, the School Committee has closed and elementary school (Allen Avenue), imposed fees for student parking, student activities, busing, and full day kindergarten to address the lack of operating revenue.
In April 2018, citizens voted and approved a $6.5M increased tax levy, in part (approximately 40%) to increase funding for the public schools. Even with the fiscal conservative history of the town, the override passed with 57% of voters approving the measure. The town made immediate investments to advance school infrastructure projects and staffing, public safety and community services.
Along with the vast amount of space for outdoor activities such as walking, running, biking and a casual stroll around the beautiful neighborhoods, North Attleboro has a plethora of great restaurants to fit your tastes, ranging from home-style cooking, juicy burgers, and upscale service to everything in-between. You don’t have to drive far to have a fabulous meal or top notch alcoholic beverage. Check out these Favorite Spots:
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