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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 Westerly


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Westerly is 7.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Westerly jobs have Decreased by 1.26 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Westerly's cost of living is 26.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Westerly's population is 17,712 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.08 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Westerly is $235,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Westerly public schools spend $18,246 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.5 students per teacher in Westerly.

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Comments


Small town, not much here
I've been living in Westerly my entire life, and it's not the greatest place. The only plus is the beaches are 10 minutes away, but that doesn't do you any good in the... (read more)
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I grew up in this town, but left for cities (Boston, San Francisco, London) 23 years ago. I'm living here again, and beginning to appreciate this small town more than I... (read more)
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It is nice in the summer.Nice parks ,nice... (read more)
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