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199 HEMLOCK RD
South Kingstown, RI / 02879
MLS# 1067410
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OCEAN RIDGE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,976 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 11,326 sq. ft.
Listed by: Michael Rocchio Lighthouse Real Estate Group
Office: 401-789-6700
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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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143 HOFFMAN AV
Cranston, RI / 02920
MLS# 1060682
Type: Condo
Complex Name: PARKWOOD EAST
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,107 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level, High Rise
Listed by: Jeanie Gorrie Residential Properties LTD.
Office: 401-885-8400
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151 LATEN KNIGHT RD
Cranston, RI / 02921
MLS# 1068419
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WESTERN CRANSTON
Beds: 8 Beds
Baths: 6 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 4,300 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 435,600 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jason Corsini Northeast Realty Asssociates
Office: 401-935-8082
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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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1 WESTFIELD DR
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1070843
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WESTWOOD FARMS
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 6,248 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 84,506 sq. ft.
Listed by: Millie Pereira CENTURY 21 Crossroads
Office: 401-766-7545
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8 SWEET FERN TRL
Narragansett, RI / 02882
MLS# 1069494
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PETTASQUAMSCUTT LAKE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,702 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 7,218 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jay Shaw Auburn Insurance & Realty Co.
Office: 401-943-3388
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3 RIVER MEADOW DR
Hopkinton, RI / 02832
MLS# 1072340
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: HOPE VALLEY
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,721 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 139,392 sq. ft.
Listed by: Bryant Da Cruz Keller Williams Realty
Office: 401-785-1700
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20 W EXTENSION ST
Newport, RI / 02840
MLS# 1070282
Type: Commercial
Neighborhood:
# of Buildings: 1
Total Sq Ft: 11,600 sq. ft.
Building Type: Commercial, Warehouse, Industrial, Food/Beverage, Hotel/Motel, Office, Retail, Mixed, Other
Listed by: Gordon King WILLIAM RAVEIS CHAPMAN ENSTONE
Office: 401-846-3800
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31 SPRUCE RD
South Kingstown, RI / 02879
MLS# 1075685
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OCEAN RIDGE
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 736 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 6,970 sq. ft.
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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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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