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81 GARFIELD AV
Providence, RI / 02908
MLS# 1080530
Type: Multi-Family
Neighborhood: ELMHURST/MT. PLEASANT
# of Units: 2
Total Beds: | Unit1(2), Unit2(3), Beds
Total Baths: 2 | Unit1(1), Unit2(1), Full
Building Area: 1,750 sq. ft.
Listed by: Kathy Souza RE/MAX Preferred
Office: 401-353-2200
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0 JOHNNYCAKE LANE
Portsmouth, RI / 02871
MLS# 982390
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: WATER STREET
Lot Frontage: 129 ft.
Lot Size: 41,031 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Shirley Kosoff KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY NEWPORT
Office: 401-845-9200
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45 RAYMOND DR
Cumberland, RI / 02864
MLS# 1084204
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: DIAMOND HILL
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,284 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 27,442 sq. ft.
Listed by: Brian Dupont Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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76 SEVENTH ST
East Providence, RI / 02914
MLS# 1077231
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PIERCE FIELD
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,262 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 4,009 sq. ft.
Listed by: Harry Smith Westchester Properties
Office: 401-954-4811
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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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30 LENIHAN LANE
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1074958
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: THE WOODS
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 5 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 7,266 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 44,694 sq. ft.
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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$2,850,000 Mortgage Calculator
294 RUMSTICK RD
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1082277
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: RUMSTICK POINT
Beds: 5 Beds
Baths: 4 Full / 3 Half
Living Area: 9,012 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 71,250 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Weaver Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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170 PROVIDENCE PIKE
North Smithfield, RI / 02896
MLS# 1067888
Type: Condo
Complex Name: Laurelwood
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,682 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level, Registered Adult Community, Green Construction
Listed by: Michelle Keach RE/MAX 1st Choice
Office: 401-943-6111
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19 GENERAL ST
Providence, RI / 02904
MLS# 1074645
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,352 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 8,112 sq. ft.
Listed by: Butch Simoneau RE/MAX American Dream
Office: 401-721-5810
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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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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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