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193 SUMMIT VIEW LANE
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1125025
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: HARBOUR RIDGE/WICKFORD
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,601 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 40,075 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons BHHS Gammons Realty
Office: 401-886-6100
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11 MATHEWSON ST
Johnston, RI / 02919
MLS# 1123855
Under Contract Status: Inspection Period
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: JOHNSTON
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,008 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 8,800 sq. ft.
Listed by: Debbie Grimaldi RE/MAX 1st Choice
Office: 401-943-6111
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2172 POST RD
South Kingstown, RI / 02879
MLS# 1095763
Type: Multi-Family
Neighborhood: PERRYVILLE
# of Units: 4
Total Beds: | Unit1(2), Unit2(1), Unit3(1), Unit4(3), Beds
Total Baths: 4 | Unit1(1), Unit2(1), Unit3(1), Unit4(1), Full
Building Area: 4,548 sq. ft.
Listed by: Neil ZARTARIAN GREATER R.I. PROPERTIES, LLC
Office: 401-295-4050
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271 - J GREAT ISLAND RD
Narragansett, RI / 02882
MLS# 1093528
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: GALILEE
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 525 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 0 sq. ft.
Listed by: Stacy Corrigan Peace of Mind Property Managem
Office: 401-829-8323
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222 VAN BUREN ST
Warwick, RI / 02888
MLS# 1122784
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: LAKEWOOD/GASPEE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,065 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 6,970 sq. ft.
Listed by: Arnold Baskin Keller Williams Realty Leading
Office: 401-333-4900
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20 LONGBROOK DR
Cumberland, RI / 02864
MLS# 1098717
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: LONGBROOK
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,000 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 36,154 sq. ft.
Listed by: Michael Milano RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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68 OSCEOLA AV
Warwick, RI / 02888
MLS# 1117478
Under Contract Status: Inspection Period
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: GASPEE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,589 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 9,583 sq. ft.
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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0 BUENA VISTA DR
Johnston, RI / 02920
MLS# 1073708
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: ATWOOD
Lot Frontage: 0 ft.
Lot Size: 512,701 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Bob Medeiros Watermark Realty, LLC
Office: 401-921-5300
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429 WEST MAIN RD
Little Compton, RI / 02837
MLS# 1093754
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WEST MAIN ROAD
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,038 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 23,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Welchman Real Estate Group KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY NEWPORT
Office: 401-845-9200
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1200 HOPE ST
Bristol, RI / 02809
MLS# 1069726
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: ROCKWELL
Beds: 5 Beds
Baths: 0 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 5,300 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 52,272 sq. ft.
Listed by: Dory Skemp Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage
Office: 401-247-0202
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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?