Manville offers peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of daily life as well as convenience to all the necessities that nearby larger cities have to offer.
The small village of Manville, Rhode Island is located in the town of Lincoln, in the northeastern part of the state.
As is true of many small Rhode Island villages, Manville was at one time a mill village. The Manville-Jenckes mill was a textile mill that brought many employment opportunities to the community. Many row-houses were built in the area to provide housing to mill workers . Today, these houses are known as the “brick blocks”.
The Northern Lincoln Elementary School is located in Manville. About 250 students attend the school. Ratings here are higher than the rest of Rhode Island.
Manville is located less than twenty minutes from Providence, and only about a half an hour from Worcester, Massachusetts. It is convenient to route 146, which is a major north-south road that runs through Rhode Island and Massachusetts.