South Attleboro, Massachusetts
South Attleboro is a neighborhood of Attleboro, a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is perhaps best known for the South Attleboro station on the Attleboro/Stoughton Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail. U.S. 1 (the old Norfolk and Bristol Turnpike) and Route 1A (the old Lower Boston Post Road) pass through the area, which lies just north of the Rhode Island state line. The neighborhood is occasionally referenced in the animated series Family Guy, as being home of "Jack's Joke Shop." The real Jack's Joke Shop was located on 226 Tremont Street in Boston, MA, until it closed.
South Attleboro is home to 2 schools: Robert J Coelho Middle School and Hill Roberts Elementary School. Lees Pond Park, off of Route 1, attracts many locals for activities such as fishing, basketball, baseball, and swimming in one of the city pools. Route 1 hosts many businesses and fast food restaurants. Depending on the boundaries. South Attleboro has approximately 7-10 thousand people. Before the end of the industrial boom, most residents worked in the mills of Pawtucket and Central Falls, RI. In addition, the H&B factory on the state line employed over 1 thousand workers before shutting down in 1957. The factory was demolished in early 2016.
The South Attleboro Lions Club on Highland Avenue hosts the annual Lees Pond Festival.
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