Moving to Rhode Island

Dated: March 28 2020

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Facts about living in Rhode island

As a lifelong Rhode Islander I may be partial, but there are a number of reasons you may consider a big move to the smallest state. If you are relocating to Rhode Island see below for a taste of what the Ocean State has to offer you.

Key statistics for Rhode Island:

Median Income of $56,253 per year places RI 17th in the US.

The median home value in Rhode Island is $241,400 (through Sep 30, 2016). This places RI 13th in the country for median sale prices of single family homes.

Things to do:

If you love sports, Rhode Island is a gem of a place to be, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Bruins are all within an hour's drive. In addition, RI hosts the Providence Bruins and the Pawtucket Red Sox, as well as a host of college teams.

Saltwater Beaches. Appropriately named the "Ocean State," Rhode Island has more than 400 miles of scenic coastline, featuring more than 100 public and private beaches. Swim, boat, fish, dive, it is all here.

12 colleges and universities

Including Brown University, Johnson and Wales and Providence College. From undergraduate to post graduate, to adult learning, RI colleges have you covered.

Over 3000 restaurants

Rhode Island is home to a huge number of restaurants covering the globe of culinary offerings. From the freshest seafood to the finest Italian food on Providence's Federal Hill, this state has your palate covered.

The Arts

The Rhode Island Philharmonic
Broadway musicals at Providence Performing Arts Center

Theater at the Trinity Repertory Company

Museums, galleries, exhibits and more abound in the state.

Ranked 9th in public high school performance

RI schools rank well compared to other states, each of our 39 cities and towns has public schools, in addition to numerous charter and private school options. The local approach to public education creates an environment of a neighborhood school feel in each community.


Reasons to Move to Rhode Island

Smallness has its perks

Another perk of Rhode Island living is the fact that we are so small


.Commutes tend to be easy, at least in comparison to some other states.

From Providence, you can be at the RI beaches in half an hour.

NYC is about 3 hours. Boston is an hour. Of course of you do not like to drive, you can also take advantage of the MBTA, or T, which provides commuter rail service to RI and Boston. In addition, Amtrak is conveniently located within the state, offering access to points north and south along the Northeast Corridor.

If you are considering relocating to Rhode Island, please feel free to contact me about your move. I am more than happy to offer my services and advice to make the transition a smooth one.

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Christopher Brelsford

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