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Here are 20 reasons to love the City of Fall River



Photo courtesy of Josh Souza

You hear some complaints about living in Fall River, but what is often forgotten is all that our city has to offer. There are several reasons to love the Scholarship City and why it is a place that we call home.

Here is our list of reasons to love Fall River and let us know what your reasons are!


The Waterfront

Photo courtesy of Erik Pancyck of Marksman Digital Photography

We all know about our beautiful waterfront. A rebuilt boardwalk lets you take a relaxing stroll along the water. You can visit the ships and in the warmer weather take a ride on the old Lincoln Park carousel. In recent years, updates and upgrades have coincided with more restaurant and housing options.

Beautiful Churches

Photo courtesy of Mike Dooley


Saint Anne’s, Saint Mary’s, Saint Michael’s and Santo Christo to name a few. There are many places of worship to choose from and many parishioners are partial to the church they attend. In many cases, for good reason.


Portuguese Bakeries

Photo courtesy of Barcelos Bakery


The bread, the malassadas, and the pastries. What’s not to like? Not only are the food selections endless, but so are the locations. From Leddy’s to Duke’s to Barcelos to Sam’s to Tony’s.


Lizzie Borden


We realize a murder trial isn’t the best way to get national recognition, but there is no denying that the circumstances around Lizzie Borden and the death of her parents have captivated many in the city and around the country. So why not embrace it?


Ethnic Food

Photo courtesy of Sam’s Bakery


How many places in the country can you go down the street to get a Syrian meat pie, chourico and chips, a pierogi, a French pie, and some nyom? Fall River is known for its cuisine, and it won’t disappoint.


The Hills


They may not be much fun to drive on if they are filled with ice and snow, but have anyone from the Midwest come to visit Fall River and watch their eyes light up with a drive down Weetamoe Street. Many parts of the country have no idea what it is like to have hills such as ours, or the views that come along with them.

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  1. Eric

    February 20, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Okay I grew up in Fall River and it’s as bad as it’s ever been crime wise. DO NOT MOVE HERE. Unless the idea of rampant drug use, serious crime, and poverty interest you id skip it on the list of options.

  2. Steven K

    February 20, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    High Property Taxes, High Water, Sewer and Stormwater fees are driving the senior population out of their homes. Development by the city & Water Department with disregard on the Environmental Impact it has on the property owners and residents here. The assessors are over inflating the property values driving people out of the city and Massachusetts.

  3. Widebody

    February 20, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve got many fond memories of FR, it’s where I grew up and spent many adult years; however, outside of family, friends, beaches and the diverse regional food there’s not much to miss. I’ll take my nice weather year round and friendly community atmosphere here in Texas, where the law still rules the land and is respected.

  4. Tim Lowney

    February 21, 2023 at 7:48 am

    It’s nice to see some great points here, but you forgot a great place to see here in Fall River that has been instrumental in making Fall River a go to tourist destination and turned our waterfront into a waterfront attraction. Battleship Cove and the Marine Museum. Without these we would still be a forgotten Mill City. These ships are a grand part of our heritage and history continuing to bring world wide tourism to our doorstep . These museums teach our people history and science as well as paying honors to those who served and paid the price for our freedom and continue to serve our country.

    • Ken Paiva

      February 21, 2023 at 9:27 am

      “You can visit the ships”

      • Lone Star Willie

        February 22, 2023 at 5:21 pm

        And eat a Chourico & chips

  5. Rob

    June 20, 2023 at 7:57 am

    I grew up in F R and yes, it‘s going through tough times , but there is sovmuch potential, and can one day overcome it‘s troubled condition. There are signs of hope and potential for a new period of greatness as it has had many years ago.

    Sam‘s Bakery. Waterfront. The narrows. Beautiful nature and beaches so close by.

  6. Louise

    June 20, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    I didn’t live in Fall River but I loved crossing the Braga every day for eight years on my way to work ( in spite of traffic or construction) . In my time in FR I worked with wonderful children and adults who were hard working, dedicated to their families, faith filled and faithful to their Portuguese heritage. I have many fond memories of my time there.

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