Seekonk, MA delivers a “small town” atmosphere, but offers so many things to do. With quiet country roads, excellent school systems, busy shopping centers, and a community that is friendly and safe, why wouldn’t you want to live here?
Here are some reasons why you’ll love living in Seekonk:
- Seekonk Speedway
Seekonk Speedway is a family friendly racetrack holding weekly car racing on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer months.
Here are some different events you can attend:
The Fast Friday Series is known for the thrilling racing that the upcoming talent of the track provides. Drivers from the ages of 10 and up race side-by-side each Friday night beginning in June and lasting through September. The family environment that Friday night’s offer only costs $7 to check out.
On Saturday nights, the NASCAR Pro Stocks headline action with 40 lap feature races in a division that includes plenty of veterans. Whether it’s drivers breaking into action in their first season, or veterans chasing yet another championship, the combination of both on the track together provides fans with plenty of excitement.
There is also a huge event that happens every year during the Halloween season. Located deep in the woods at Seekonk Speedway, Fear Town Haunted House is a massive outdoor haunted attraction that is fun, scary and thrilling. In fact, it was voted the 2017 “#1 Must-See Haunted House in Massachusetts” by scarefactor.com
It will take you on a terrifying journey in and out of the run-down buildings that have been hidden for decades. As you progress through the trail, monsters will come at you from all angles to try and make you a permanent resident of the woods.
- School District
Seekonk Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Seekonk. It has 1,960 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading. The graduation rate is 92%.
“I’ve been in Seekonk public school since kindergarten all the way through senior year. The teachers have always been very nice and are helpful when needed. Also they are always wanting to see student succeed and will do anything to do so. Everyone is very welcoming and helpful as well if you move here.” — Seekonk Public School Alumni
“Safety and administration is always a #1 in our school and every Seekonk student always strives for academic excellence. It’s just such a good environment to be around.” — Junior at Seekonk Public School
- Shopping is Just Around the Corner
If you like to shop, you’ve found your perfect place to live. Stores are literally just around the corner, whether you need to go to the market, grab a Starbucks coffee or looking to shop at Target or Kohl’s, you’ll never have to travel anywhere else again.
One of my favorite places to go shopping is at Seekonk Square. It’s an open air shopping center located directly on Route 6 off I-195. Seekonk Square’s unique blend of retailers includes Best Buy, Home Goods, Kohl’s, T.J. Maxx, Carters, Dress Barn Woman, and Target. Seekonk Square also hosts restaurants such as Cold Stone Creamery, Lindt Chocolate, Starbucks and Taco Bell.
If you’re a collector or you just like to shop around for antiques, there is Vinny’s Antiques Center located in Seekonk that residents love. There are so many items to browse from — there are an incredible, vast inventory of antiques, books, collectibles, jewelry and so much more! Everything is laid out in a organized fashion and that staff is very friendly and helpful.
- Safety, Community
Seekonk has an array of suburban neighborhoods with a population of 14,000. This is a family-friendly town that was rated #129 of 171 “Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Massachusetts” in 2017. It’s very easy to travel from place to place around town, since stores, restaurants, schools and gas stations are right around the corner. There’s no need to waste your gas here!
If you’re looking to go out for the night and you want to travel elsewhere, Seekonk is conveniently located close to Providence (about 10-15 min drive).
The town has three golf courses (Ledgemont Country Club (private), Pawtucket Country Club (private) and Firefly Golf Course (public). Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket lies just over the Seekonk line, next to Pawtucket Country Club. The town lies within two watershed areas, the Ten Mile River Watershed and the Narragansett Bay Watershed.
So, what are you waiting for? Come visit some open houses and check out one of the greatest towns in Massachusetts!
- Restaurants Galore
You’ll never be stuck with only a few options for restaurants around Seekonk. There are various types of cuisines to choose from including steak houses, Chinese, Italian, Mexican and so much more!
Here are some favorites:
- Chardonnay’s is a casual yet elegant restaurant featuring eclectic new-American cuisine and a carefully chosen wine list that includes twenty wines by the glass and many more by the bottle.
- The Old Gristmill was built in 1745 and is touted by locals as the preeminent New England tavern featuring everything from steaks and chops to some of the freshest seafood dishes in all of New England. Their Crab Cakes are legendary, as is the Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp. Other favorites are Clams Steamed in Garlic, Onions and White Wine, Boston Scrod and, of course, lobsters.
- Harvest Market brings fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables along with local cheeses, grass-fed beef and all other staples like milk, bread and some tasty snacks to enjoy. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner inside a cozy country-like atmosphere. They also have some really amazing freshly-baked desserts!