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36 EAGLE RUN
Warwick, RI / 02889
MLS# 1075423
Type: Condo
Complex Name: EAGLES NEST
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,218 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Ronnie TOSONI RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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180 FORD ST
Providence, RI / 02909
MLS# 1081103
Type: Multi-Family
Neighborhood: 1020
# of Units: 2
Total Beds: | Unit1(2), Unit2(2), Beds
Total Baths: 2 | Unit1(1), Unit2(1), Full
Building Area: 3,348 sq. ft.
Listed by: Clare Kearney RE/MAX Cityside
Office: 401-277-9700
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141 TEAKWOOD DR
Warwick, RI / 02886
MLS# 1081820
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: GREENWOOD
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 780 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 12,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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49 CARLTON AV
Warwick, RI / 02889
MLS# 1084990
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WARWICK NECK
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 2 Half
Living Area: 2,478 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 8,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Mark McHugh Clearmark Real Estate
Office: 401-641-3842
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161 WINCHESTER DR
South Kingstown, RI / 02879
MLS# 1068733
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WINCHESTER DR./POND ST
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,408 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 10,019 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jason Saphire The Entry Only Listing Service
Office: 877-249-5478
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160 ALLEGRA LANE
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1073707
Type: Condo
Complex Name: SLOCUM HEIGHTS
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,600 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level
Listed by: Bob Medeiros Watermark Realty, LLC
Office: 401-921-5300
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26 LEES WHARF ST
Newport, RI / 02840
MLS# 1071301
Type: Condo
Complex Name: Newport Harbor Marina
Beds: 0 Beds
Baths: 0 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 0 sq. ft.
Style Type: Slip
Listed by: Gordon King WILLIAM RAVEIS CHAPMAN ENSTONE
Office: 401-846-3800
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441 SNAKE HILL RD
Glocester, RI / 02857
MLS# 1073584
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: NORTH SCITUATE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,772 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 83,199 sq. ft.
Listed by: Richard Lemos RE/MAX Preferred
Office: 401-353-2200
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36 WILLIAMS CROSSING RD
Coventry, RI / 02827
MLS# 1068386
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: GREENE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 3,218 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 146,362 sq. ft.
Listed by: Raquel Storti Keller Williams Realty
Office: 401-785-1700
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0 PENDAR RD
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1065122
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: WEST RT1/QUAIL HOLLOW
Lot Frontage: 1,070 ft.
Lot Size: 475,365 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Jeanie Gorrie Residential Properties LTD.
Office: 401-885-8400
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Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

The neighborhood you choose can have a big impact on your lifestyle—safety, available amenities, and convenience all play their part.

  1. Make a list of the activities—movies, health club, church—you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would have to travel from each neighborhood you’re considering to engaging in your most common activities.
  2. Check out the school district. The Department of Education in your town can probably provide information on test scores, class size, percentage of students who attend college, and special enrichment programs. If you have school-age children, also consider paying a visit to schools in the neighborhoods you’re considering. Even if you don’t have children, a house in a good school district will be easier to sell in the future.
  3. Find out if the neighborhood is safe. Ask the police department for neighborhood crime statistics. Consider not only the number of crimes but also the type—burglaries, armed robberies—and the trend of increasing or decreasing crime. Also, is crime centered in only one part of the neighborhood, such as near a retail area?
  4. Determine if the neighborhood is economically stable. Check with your local city economic development office to see if income and property values in the neighborhood are stable or rising. What is the percentage of homes to apartments? Apartments don’t necessarily diminish value, but they do mean a more transient population. Do you see vacant businesses or homes that have been for sale for months?
  5. See if you’ll make money. Ask a local REALTOR® or call the local REALTOR® association to get information about price appreciation trends in the neighborhood. Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, this information may give you a sense of how good an investment your home will be. A REALTOR® or the government planning agency also may be able to tell you about planned developments or other changes in the neighborhood—like a new school or highway—that might affect value.
  6. See for yourself. Once you’ve narrowed your focus to two or three neighborhoods, go there, and walk around. Are homes tidy and well maintained? Are streets quiet? Pick a warm day if you can and chat with people working or playing outside. Are they friendly? Are their children to play with your family?
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