A town park sitting on a massive outcropping of white quartz, the Blackstone River, and the oldest Veteran’s Memorial in the United States — get all this and more by renting an apartment in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Incorporated in 1746, Cumberland is situated north of Providence in Providence County. Cumberland is part of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, a 46-mile stretch of river perfect for fishing and canoeing.
The library in Cumberland sits on the site of a former monastery, which is also home to the tomb of “Nine Men’s Misery,” a spot where 9 colonists were tortured and killed by the Narragansett Indian Tribe. The stone memorial dates back to 1676.
Add in Diamond Hill State Park,with a mile-long face of veined quartz, and those seeking an apartment to rent in a diverse town with endless possibilities will find it all in Cumberland.