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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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$539,500 Mortgage Calculator
0 JULIANA DR
Cranston, RI / 02921
MLS# 1013983
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WESTERN
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,400 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 79,972 sq. ft.
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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$319,000 Mortgage Calculator
8 WOODVALE DR
Johnston, RI / 02919
MLS# 1078762
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WOODVALE/BROWN AVE/SCITUATE LINE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,896 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 31,435 sq. ft.
Listed by: Laurie Audet Keller Williams Realty
Office: 401-785-1700
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$465,000 Mortgage Calculator
35 MOHAWK DR
Portsmouth, RI / 02871
MLS# 1073456
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OFF INDIAN AVENUE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 3,515 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 19,745 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Crockett Crockett Realty, Inc.
Office: 401-741-5920
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$189,900 Mortgage Calculator
101 GOVERNORS HILL
West Warwick, RI / 02893
MLS# 1072425
Type: Condo
Complex Name: GOVERNORS HILL
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,196 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Norman TOBIN Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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$62,900 Mortgage Calculator
0 HOWARD AV
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1065958
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: HARRIS
Lot Frontage: 120 ft.
Lot Size: 32,893 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: John Ruzzo Stone Ridge Realty
Office: 401-397-7900
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$205,000 Mortgage Calculator
1850 MINERAL SPRING AV
North Providence, RI / 02904
MLS# 1065948
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: MINERAL SPRING
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 4,136 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 14,187 sq. ft.
Listed by: Kathy Souza RE/MAX Preferred
Office: 401-353-2200
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$199,900 Mortgage Calculator
0 SULLIVAN LANE
Bristol, RI / 02809
MLS# 1054973
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: FERNCLIFF
Lot Frontage: 100 ft.
Lot Size: 25,333 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Dory Skemp Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage
Office: 401-247-0202
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$348,900 Mortgage Calculator
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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$126,977 Mortgage Calculator
24 THURBER ST
Pawtucket, RI / 02861
MLS# 1071402
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PINECREST DARLINGTON
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,020 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Neil ZARTARIAN GREATER R.I. PROPERTIES, LLC
Office: 401-295-4050
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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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