A small, depressing town in the far Southeast corner of Massachusetts. It is not nice enough to be considered part of "The Cape" and not crappy enough to be considered a suburb of Fall River. It is incredibly poor and the public school system is under funded and embarassing. Best of all: it is too far from Boston for people from MAssachusetts to have heard of it and too "far" from Rhode Island for rhode Islanders to care about it.It should become its own country. There is an overwhelming Azorian Portuguese population.
If you grew up in Swansea, Massachusetts almost everywhere else you go will seem better and more intersting.