North Kingstown, Rhode Island – Picture perfect in every way
North Kingstown is bordered by beautiful Narragansett Bay and is home to several villages, each with its own unique feel. In the scenic seaport village of Wickford, it’s not uncommon to see seals sunning themselves on the ancient harbor docks while sailboats bob in the waters of Wickford Harbor. Wickford’s Main Street is the perfect example of what a New England coastal village should be, complete with well-maintained historic homes and an assortment of restaurants and charming boutiques.
The desirable Poplar Point area boasts exclusive, waterfront homes while the home sites of nearby Saunderstown slope down to the water or offer expansive views of the sea. Moving inland, Slocum, located in the western part of town, is home to large farms and open land, while Quidnessett is a golf lovers dream. Clearly, North Kingstown has something for everyone.
A historic gem
North Kingstown has more than its fair share of New England history. The town holds particular appeal for history buffs and preservationists who are drawn to the area for its restored colonial homes, early farms and noteworthy museums. Casey Farm in Saunderstown was established in 1725 and is one of the oldest working farms in New England. Also, in the village is the Gilbert Stuart Museum, home of the famous artist who painted the picture of George Washington featured on the United States one dollar bill. And though much of the town seems set back in time, modern conveniences are just minutes away.
Amenities and convenience in one pretty package
Beyond its beauty, North Kingstown offers home owners a safe, convenient location, centrally located between Rhode Island’s northern and southern borders. The Wickford train station provides easy commuting to Boston or Providence, though both cities are also easily accessible by car. The town also offers every opportunity imaginable for water enthusiasts. A variety of beaches, yacht clubs, marinas and spots for kayaking entice people outdoors and the ferry to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard is located in Quonset Point, one of the town’s commercial ports and home to the Quonset Airforce Base. If you visit, check out the following points of interest:
• Downtown Wickford
• Quonset Air Museum
• Smith’s Castle
• Gilbert Stuart Museum
• Wickford Art Festival (July)
• Old Narragansett Church
A solid investment
North Kingstown continues to be one of the most sought after towns in Rhode Island thanks to its convenient location, beautiful, coastal villages and good school system. Approximately 35,000 people call North Kingstown home --a full three-quarters of them are home owners. Pride of ownership is apparent and the town embodies a true sense of community.
If you’re interested in making your home in North Kingstown, visit Randall, Realtors office on Main Street in Wickford. Our agents have lived and worked nearby for decades and they would be happy to share their knowledge of the area and local housing market with you. When you’re looking for a real estate expert, trust a Randall, Realtors agent.
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