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425 SOWAMS RD
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1067162
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: SOWAMS
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,871 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 14,478 sq. ft.
Listed by: Laurie Fletcher Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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30 FOX RUN
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1070441
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: SIGNAL RIDGE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,097 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 45,302 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons PRUDENTIAL GAMMONS REALTY
Office: 401-886-6100
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235 NARRAGANSETT AV
South Kingstown, RI / 02879
MLS# 1072992
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: NARRAGANSETT LINE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,656 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 20,038 sq. ft.
Listed by: Richard Madden Ocean Bay Realty
Office: 401-284-2100
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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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175 HOFFMAN AV
Cranston, RI / 02920
MLS# 1066160
Type: Condo
Complex Name: EAST BEL AIR
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,978 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level, High Rise
Listed by: Marilyn DePetrillo RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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42 HIGH ST
Bristol, RI / 02809
MLS# 1058216
Type: Condo
Complex Name: CODMAN PLACE
Beds: 1 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,080 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Debra Jobin RE/MAX River's Edge - Bristol
Office: 401-254-1776
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38 HAROLD ST
Providence, RI / 02908
MLS# 1073605
Type: Multi-Family
Neighborhood: OFF VALLEY STREET
# of Units: 2
Total Beds: | Unit1(1), Unit2(2), Beds
Total Baths: 2 | Unit1(1), Unit2(1), Full
Building Area: 1,265 sq. ft.
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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3399 POST RD
Warwick, RI / 02886
MLS# 1067411
Type: Condo
Complex Name: Village Green Apponaug
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 992 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Ronnie TOSONI RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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32 HOPKINS AV
Johnston, RI / 02919
MLS# 1070242
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: SCITUATE LINE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 4 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,592 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 42,178 sq. ft.
Listed by: Joan M. Bianco Independent Brks Realty Of RI
Office: 401-942-5600
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10 LANTERN BROOK DR
Lincoln, RI / 02865
MLS# 1066113
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: LIMEROCK
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,311 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 40,511 sq. ft.
Listed by: Susan Kelly Fenix Real Estate
Office: 401-475-4999
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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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