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-Educated population
-Arts and culture
-Attractive downtown

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-Cost of living and housing
-Economy
-Depressed areas


What Bert Has To Say About Providence-Warwick 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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Capital-city complex - Eastern edge of Rhode Island at the head of Narragansett Bay See Local Real Estate
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City: New Bedford
Zip Codes: 02740, 02745, ... 4 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 51 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About New Bedford


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in New Bedford is 6.80 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. New Bedford jobs have Increased by 1.62 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, New Bedford's cost of living is 14.60% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare New Bedford's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    New Bedford's population is 94,958 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.97 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in New Bedford is $200,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -22.06%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    New Bedford public schools spend $21,909 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in New Bedford. Learn more...

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The median home price in New Bedford is $200,300. Browse Homes in this Range.
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  1/25/2010
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)

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  6/22/2009
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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