Roughly 39 miles south of Boston, Attleboro was incorporated into Bristol County all the way back in 1694. In the centuries following, Attleboro developed a large jewelry industry, and became known as the “Jewelry Capital” of the United States. Today, the Balfour Jewelry complex has been converted into a scenic riverwalk. Attleboro’s 43,000 residents live in the neighborhoods of Briggs Corner, Dodgeville, East Junction, Hebronville, and South Attleboro. For leisure residents might enjoy one of Andover’s four historical museums, or stroll downtown, which was part of a $5.4 million revitalization project in 2011.
Attleboro is bordered by the towns of North Attleboro, Mansfield, Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Pawtucket (RI), and Cumberland (RI). It is also just 10 miles from Taunton and Providence, Rhode Island. It is accessible two MBTA commuter rail stops and by I-95, I-295, Rt. 1, 1A, 118, 123, and 152.