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Pros

-Educated population
-Arts and culture
-Attractive downtown

Cons

-Cost of living and housing
-Economy
-Depressed areas


What Bert Has To Say About Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area


Providence is the capital and primary commercial, industrial, and residential area for this small New England state. Established as an enclave of religious tolerance and resident American rights in pre-Revolutionary times, it remains a center of liberal intellectual thought. It’s also an old manufacturing and typically New-England style old textile milling center, and the area and surrounding communities of New Bedford and Fall River have borne the brunt of considerable economic dislocation. The metro area covers the state of Rhode Island and spreads eastward into Bristol County, Massachusetts (where New Bedford and Fall River are located).


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Quick Facts About New Bedford


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in New Bedford is 10.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. New Bedford jobs have Increased by 1.61 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, New Bedford's cost of living is 14.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, New Bedford's population is 94,952 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.17 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in New Bedford is $176,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    New Bedford public schools spend $14,602 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in New Bedford.

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Comments


re: New Bedford, MA - 6/22/2009
Yes , all the stabbings and shootings, a recent drive by shooting to close to home! Cost of living is very high and the public school system is failing our kids. Ugh, I... (read more)
It is what you make it
While unemployment is always a problem here, this city is no worse than any other old Northeastern city. Yes, we do have crime and bad areas, just as any other city... (read more)
New Bedford, MA
It's sad to say, but New Bedford has become what Angel said... "a low end dangerous place". Unemployment is high, gangs seem to be prevalent throughout the city, and the... (read more)
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