Rhode Island is a fantastic place to call home. Whether you are looking for beautiful beaches, a fantastic art scene, a vibrant capital city, or the mansions of Newport, there are a wealth of places you can call home. Mike would be happy to help you buy or sell any home in Rhode Island. Do remember, Mike is capable of helping you buy ANY home listed by ANY company.
Prior to settling in, it is important to learn a bit about the communities within Rhode Island. Here are some towns and cities that Mike specializes in:
PROVIDENCE: Providence has 25 official neighborhoods, though these neighborhoods are often grouped together and referred to collectively. Some of the sections of Providence include the East Side and Federal Hill.
East Side -
Your agent Mike resides on the East Side of Providence, living near the campus of Brown University. In addition to Brown, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is an important member of the community. Private schools are also prominent on the East Side, with Moses Brown School, The Wheeler School, Lincoln School, School One, Providence Hebrew Day School, and the French-American School being members of the community. The public Hope High School is also located on the East Side, within walking distance of Brown University. Fantastic shopping and dining can also be had in many of the quaint neighborhoods on the East Side. Thayer Street, Wayland Square, Hope Village, and Wickenden Street are great places to relax and enjoy a beautiful summer day. There are also plenty of parks to visit with your kids and pets. Some of these parks include India Point Park, Blackstone Boulevard Park, Blackstone Park, Brown Street Park, Gano Street Park, Gladys Potter Park, Roger Williams National Memorial and Veterans' Memorial Park. FOR MORE EAST SIDE INFO, CLICK HERE!
- Federal Hill - The Federal Hill neighborhood is in a central location within Providence, well known for its Italian-American community. Federall Hill is often compared with the North End in Boston and Little Italy in New York. In the first two decades of the 1900s there was a strong immigration of Italian-Americans into this section of the city, and their influence on the community is still seen today. Famous for the fine dining and cafes, it is recommended that you consider reservations for a weekend meal! Single family houses, condos, multi-family houses, and apartments can all be found within this neighborhood.
Barrington: Nine miles southeast of Providence, and bordering Massachusetts, Barrington is a beautiful waterfront community. No point in town is more than two miles from salt water. With just over 15,000 residents calling Barrington home, it is a great residential town that is an easy 10 minute commute from the dynamic city of Providence. For those working in Providence, Barrington offers many commuting options including Park&Ride via RIPTA. Please look at this video of Barrington, Rhode Island.
In addition to pristine waterfront living, Barrington is known for outdoor activities, restaurants, and the arts. Whether you are spending a day golfing at Rhode Island Country Club, or enjoying the harbor at sunset, Barrington is a pristine town that many enjoy calling home.
Bristol: Another charming waterfront community, Bristol is well known for being the spot of the first battle in King Phillip's War in 1675. Today, Bristol is adored by many seeking a charming way of life, as well as a fantastic 4th of July Parade. The town is also famous for Colt State Park, Roger Williams University, Blithewold Mansion - Gardens and Arboretum, the America's Cup Hall of Fame, and the ever enchanting Main Street.
East Providence: East Providence is the 5th largest city in Rhode Island, with just over 47,000 residents. Also making up East Providence are the villages of Riverside and Rumford. Just minutes from Providence, Massachusetts, and the ocean, East Providence is a fantastic location to call home. In addition to wonderful parks, shopping centers, and schools, East Providence offers the convenience of being near a world class city, while offering real estate at a fraction of the cost. For more information about East Providence, please click here.
Pawtucket: Bordering Providence to the north is the artsy city of Pawtucket. Known for being home to many textile mills in the 1800s, Pawtucket is ever changing and evolving. A recent New York Times article said the following about the city. "Artists say Pawtucket offers small-town friendliness and accessibility cloaked in industrial urban grit, and the type of space usually available only for exorbitant prices in large cities: open lofts with wooden floors, high ceilings, large windows and copious lighting."
The city also houses the Pawtucket Red Sox, the AAA farm team of the Boston Red Sox. Other sites in town include the Slater Mill, fabulous walking trails, phenomenal art galleries, and a bustling Main St.
Wickford: Wickford is a small village south of Providence. Wickford is located on the west side of Narragansett Bay, just about a 20 minute drive across two bridges from Newport, Rhode Island. Well known for its historic homes and terrific summer art festival, Wickford offers quaint waterfront living just a short drive from Providence. The town is constructed a well-protected natural harbor, and features one of the largest collections of 18th century dwellings to be found anywhere in the northeast.
Little Compton is a town of only 3,500 residents located in Newport County. The exquisite community has a total area of 28.9 square miles, of which, 20.9 square miles is land and 8 square miles (27.79%) is water. Little Compton is a fabulous oasis, only minutes from Massachusetts and a short ride from Providence. Locals love to hang out at The Commons
, the town center, which houses local shops and cafes. To summarize the charming nature of Little Compton, I recommend reading this fantastic article
from the Boston Globe. Beware, reading the article may make you interested in looking at a few homes in this scenic paradise.
Mike services many other cities and towns throughout Rhode Island. Please click the links below for additional information.