Fall River, Massachusetts

Learn More About the Fall River, Massachusetts Community


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First settled in 1670, Fall River, MA quickly became a household name with the boom of the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution.

With the start of the 21st century, Fall River seen a boom in its economy with the growing downtown area. Classy Theaters, waterfront restaurants, and other nightlife attractions are all in walking distance.

The expansion of railroads to/from Boston mean Fall River is becoming more accessible every day. Boston commuters are already filling in new construction and condominiums around the city.


94,000 (2020 Census)


Access to Interstate 195 

South Coast Rail’s MBTA Commuter Rail (to Boston)

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA Busses)

The Fall River Line Pier (Fishing, Boating)

 New Bedford Regional Airport

T.F. Green Airport

Logan International Airport


B.M.C. Durfee High School is a beautifully built building just finished for the 2021 school year. If you’re looking for an alternative, Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School offers students across Bristol County an opportunity to gain a trade as well as a diploma.

“There are several private and parochial schools in the city, including six Catholic schools, two private schools, a Christian academy (East Gate Christian Academy). Atlantis Charter School, a Pre-K through 8 charter school with a marine science-themed curriculum” (Wikipedia).


Fall River, MA is host to UMass Dartmouth’s Professional and Continuing Education Center and the Advanced Technical & Manufacturing Center. However, the main campus in Dartmouth, MA is only a 10-15 minute drive.

Bristol Community College is a 2 year college offering hundreds of certificate, trade, GED, and associate degree options. BCC also offers unique programs for those with special accommodations or in low-income households.


Fall River, MA has a long list of different cultures. Being so diverse, you can find a Portuguese bakery or Asian fusion restaurant at every other corner.

Every year Fall River, MA throws the Great Holy Ghost Festival at Kennedy Park to celebrate the deep roots of Portuguese culture in the city. The 4 day event draws more than 200,000 guests annually.

Ready for a show? Fall River hosts an annual Fourth of July firework spectacular at Heritage State Park and Battleship Cove. The event draws in visitors from all over Bristol county.


Battleship Cove (Largest collection of naval vessels)

Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast (Lizzie Borden’s murder house)

Freetown-Fall River State Forest

Marine Museum at Fall River

Fall River Heritage State Park


City Hall

School Department

Police Department

How to Find Property Lines

Property Deeds

National Grid

Liberty Utilities


Fall River Water Department

Fall River Building Department + Permits

Trash Department

Pay Your City, Water, or Property Taxes

Property Assessments

Assessor Department