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0 PUNCATEST NECK RD
Tiverton, RI / 02878
MLS# 1036774
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: FOGLAND BEACH SEAPOWET
Lot Frontage: 800 ft.
Lot Size: 1,038,470 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential, Agriculture, Mixed Use
Listed by: Welchman Real Estate Group KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY NEWPORT
Office: 401-845-9200
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4 PASSPATAUG AV
Westerly, RI / 02891
MLS# 1088257
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WEEKAPAUG
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,608 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 104,923 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Siciliano Ocean Front Homes
Office: 401-212-6262
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24 LANTERN LANE
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1098822
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: RUMSTICK VILLAGE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,934 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 14,400 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Weaver Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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2 DUKE ST
West Warwick, RI / 02893
MLS# 1110355
Type: Condo
Complex Name: Duke St Condominiums
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,298 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Allen Gammons BHHS Gammons Realty
Office: 401-886-6100
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53 SANDY POINT FARM RD
Portsmouth, RI / 02871
MLS# 1077238
Type: Condo
Complex Name: Vanderbilt Stables
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,040 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Welchman Real Estate Group KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY NEWPORT
Office: 401-845-9200
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171 CHESTNUT ST
Providence, RI / 02903
MLS# 1095820
Type: Business
Neighborhood: JEWELRY DISTRICT
Total Sq Ft: 4,620 sq. ft.
Business Type: Other
Year Est: 2001
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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16 ELIZABETH DR
Lincoln, RI / 02865
MLS# 1110872
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: BIRCHWOOD ESTATES / OLD RIVER ROAD
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 4,452 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 28,880 sq. ft.
Listed by: Howie Julian SHAWOMET REALTY COMPANY
Office: 401-823-8886
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2 JULIANA DR
Cranston, RI / 02921
MLS# 1083253
Under Contract Status: Inspection Period
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: WESTERN
Lot Frontage: 277 ft.
Lot Size: 79,972 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential, Total Residential Development
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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135 GRANITE DR
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1083099
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: STONE RIDGE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 4 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 4,650 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 45,237 sq. ft.
Listed by: Sophia Karvunis PHIPPS REALTY
Office: 401-884-1030
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11 PROSPECT ST
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1115975
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PRIMROSE
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 900 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 10,000 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?