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Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. Fall River's population was 88,857 at the 2010 census, making it the tenth-largest city in the state. Located along the eastern shore of Mount Hope Bay at the mouth of the Taunton River, the city became famous during the 19th century as the leading textile manufacturing center in the United States. While the textile industry has long since moved on, its impact on the city's culture and landscape remains to this day. Fall River's official motto is "We'll Try," dating back to the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1843. It is also nicknamed "the Scholarship City" because Dr. Irving Fradkin founded Dollars for Scholars here in 1958. Fall River is known for the Lizzie Borden case, Portuguese culture, its numerous 19th-century textile mills and Battleship Cove, the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels and the home of the USS Massachusetts (BB-59). Fall River is also the only city in the United States to have its city hall located over an interstate highway.


Fall river is the largest city in Massachusetts and was a centre of cotton textile manufacturing during the 18th century. Today though, it is a quaint old town that offers a little escape to its visitors. People from around the cities come here to check out it myriad attractions including Battleship Cove, Marine Museum and Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum. For folks who wish to do something adventurous can visit the Fall River which is a Heritage State Park with opportunities for sightseeing and adventure. The city is great for history lovers as well who can find solace amidst the like-minded peeps in Fall River Historical Society housed in a worn out underground station. From food to frolics, you will get to see and experience a lot here!

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    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.85 (Very Low)
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