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140 PINE GLEN DR
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1117552
Type: Condo
Complex Name: PINE GLEN
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,000 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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45 HIGHVIEW AV
Warren, RI / 02885
MLS# 1116637
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: HIGHVIEW AVENUE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,621 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 10,045 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jennifer Mello The Mello Group, Inc.
Office: 508-640-0505
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2389 MAIN RD
Tiverton, RI / 02878
MLS# 1071015
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: NANAQUAKET
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,920 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 143,748 sq. ft.
Listed by: Welchman Real Estate Group KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY NEWPORT
Office: 401-845-9200
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4 HOMESTEAD AV
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1124216
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PRIMROSE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,645 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 10,070 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Weaver Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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901 FAIRWAY DR
Middletown, RI / 02842
MLS# 1125781
Type: Condo
Complex Name: WESTRIDGE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,989 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Maggie Elliott BerkshireHathaway HomeServices
Office: 401-849-1800
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77 - LOT49 TEAKWOOD DRIVE WEST .
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1120989
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: THE OAKS
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,799 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 21,894 sq. ft.
Listed by: Glenn Carpenter RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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8 LANE 1 .
Warwick, RI / 02888
MLS# 1113824
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: GASPEE/SPRING GREEN
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,155 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 0 sq. ft.
Listed by: Anita Demers Independent Brks Realty Of RI
Office: 401-942-5600
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193 SUMMIT VIEW LANE
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1125025
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: HARBOUR RIDGE/WICKFORD
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,601 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 40,075 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons BHHS Gammons Realty
Office: 401-886-6100
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285 WINSLOW WY
Swansea, MA / 02777
MLS# 1117184
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: TOUISSET/ WARREN LINE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,270 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 30,056 sq. ft.
Listed by: Alyson Roslonek The Mello Group, Inc.
Office: 508-640-0505
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0 CRAIG DR
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1132112 NEW
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: HAMPDEN MEADOWS
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 4 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 4,336 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 29,186 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Weaver Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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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?