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Property Tax Rates for New London County in 2020

March 13, 2020

As tax season approaches in Connecticut, you'll want to be aware of what you owe so you can start planning ahead. Here's what you should know about property taxes in some of New London County's towns and cities.

A Breakdown of Washington County, Rhode Island's Property Taxes for 2019/2020

March 11, 2020

Property tax in Washington County, RI costs residents about 4.61% of their annual income, an amount that is in-line with many other desirable places to live on the East Coast. This tax funds local schools, projects, and infrastructure, helping to keep the quality of life in South County among the highest in the nation.

Five Great Places to Eat in Charlestown, Rhode Island

February 27, 2020

Charlestown, Rhode Island, is full of outstanding outdoor activities, and once it's time to stop for a meal, you'll find plenty of great options throughout the town.

Aunt Carrie's: Celebrating 100 Years in Narragansett

February 17, 2020

Aunt Carrie's seafood shack has operated from the same location since 1920 and is home to the world's first clamcake. The original recipe is used today, making this Rhode Island institution worth a visit.

Some Historic Sites in Westerly, Rhode Island

February 10, 2020

Westerly, Rhode Island, is full of history, and walking through the downtown area is like stepping back in time. Many of the old buildings in Westerly remain functional, so you can visit whenever you wish to have a look, while others are now museums that are worth checking out.

The History of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship

January 31, 2020

The Charles W. Morgan made its first voyage in 1841 and completed its final journey to date in 2014. The vessel is the world's last remaining wooden whaling ship, and an outstanding piece of American history to experience in Mystic, Connecticut.

What You Should Know About the Kinney Azalea Gardens in South Kingstown

January 17, 2020

There are many places throughout South County where you can buy flowers to plant in your yard, but none have the history, selection, or beauty of the Kinney Azalea Gardens in South Kingstown.

The Top 5 Ice Cream Shops in Narragansett, Rhode Island

December 30, 2019

Narragansett is full of great beaches and plenty of activities for the whole family. At the end of the long day at the beach, cooling off with an ice cream cone is always a great idea, and, luckily, the town has plenty of parlors to accommodate you.

Checking Out a Providence Bruins' Game

December 20, 2019

While there are plenty of professional sports teams in New England, Rhode Island only has the Providence Bruins. Luckily, their games are easily accessible from South County and affordable, too.

The Story of Samuel Casey, the Silversmith Who Escaped the Gallows

December 13, 2019

South County is full of interesting characters and remarkable stories, including that of Samuel Casey, a popular silversmith who escaped after an overly-aggressive judge ruled him to be hanged.

Where to Go Public Skating in South County

December 6, 2019

South County, Rhode Island might not be known for its abundance of ice skating rinks, but you'll find enough places to hit the ice all year round in South County and its surrounding area.

What Students Do For Fun at the University of Rhode Island

December 2, 2019

Attending the University of Rhode Island means getting an outstanding education in an ideal setting. At the same time, there are plenty of activities to keep students busy when they aren't studying.

The War Memorials of Washington County, Rhode Island

November 19, 2019

War memorials are located all over South County as a way for us to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life.

There are Some Great Breweries in South County

November 12, 2019

We are seeing craft beer become more popular all over the country as consumers are becoming more likely to try new things. South County is no different, as the expanding market has opened up the door for local entrepreneurs to open small brewery throughout the region.

As the craft beer industry grows even further, keep your eyes open for new breweries popping up all over Rhode Island's coastline and beyond.

Restaurants in South County That Use Local Ingredients

October 21, 2019

Visiting these restaurants means doing something a little extra for the environment and your own health. Eating whole foods is important because processed items have additives that aren't good for you, while organic foods are free from cancer-causing pesticides.

It's hard to find healthy, sustainable food when eating out, so it's nice to see that these establishments in South County are doing their part and making it slightly more manageable.

Looking at Some of South County's Public Libraries

October 14, 2019

No matter where you live in South County, you'll have plenty of opportunities to borrow some books or join a club meeting at one of the local libraries. In fact, there's likely a library just a few minutes from your home, so get out there and take advantage of these local services that are available to all residents.

Ways to Spend a Day in Mystic, Connecticut

October 7, 2019

Mystic, CT, is full of great activities for the entire family. Of course, once you buy a home in Mystic, you'll have all the time in the world to explore these and other attractions that are sure to keep your days entertaining and informative.

Pet Boarding and Doggy Daycare Options in South County

September 17, 2019

Having so many pet care options in South County means you'll never have to worry about your dogs or cats when you're out of town.

Whether you need someone to stop by to let your dog out for a few minutes during the day or are going away for a couple of weeks and need a place for your pet to stay, you're covered thanks to these excellent South County services.

The Historic Areas of Narragansett Pier

September 9, 2019

Reminders of the past remain to this day, but you'll also be attracted to the village because of its beautiful beaches, outstanding restaurant, abundant water access, and easy-going lifestyle. Take a walk through these historic parts of the village, and you're sure to fall in love with everything that they have to offer.

A Look at the Activities Available in the Arcadia Management Area

August 26, 2019

The Arcadia Management Area provides an excellent place to spend your time because of its size. Here, you can explore new sections each time you visit and never run out of areas to experience. Remember that there is hunting in the park, so visitors should wear bright orange clothing during hunting season.

As long as you follow the rules, however, the Arcadia Management Area is a safe and fun place to visit for the entire family.

A Day at Ryan Park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

August 5, 2019

If South County's main attractions are too busy for you, it's nice to know that you can escape to a quiet area like Ryan Park that not too many visitors will know. Once at the park, you can hike, play, bike, or fish in peace, as even on a busy day, the park is large enough that you can wander for hours without seeing another person.

South County truly has something for everyone, so make sure you include Ryan Park on your list of places to check out in this scenic part of the country.

 

Where to Play Tennis For Free in South County

July 31, 2019

Tennis courts are abundant throughout South County, so get out there and find the ideal place to have a match. Keep in mind that the conditions of the courts vary, and if you're looking to have a serious game, you're better off looking for one of the newer facilities.

The good news is that since there's likely a court near your home in South County, you'll never have to travel far.

The Craft Beer Scene in Southeastern Connecticut

July 8, 2019

The craft beer scene in New London County has never been better, as there are breweries in many towns, giving beer-lovers a wide selection of suds from which to choose. If you’re looking to try something local this weekend, stop by one of the following locations to have a pint or fill your growler to take home.

Places and Activities in Narragansett's Galilee Village

June 24, 2019

The Port of Galilee is an authentic, working fishing village found on the south end of the town of Narragansett. There are only a handful of houses in the actual hamlet, although the neighboring community of Point Judith has a larger residential population.

 

The Best Places to Catch a Sunset in South County

June 17, 2019

After a hectic day spent chasing the kids on the beach, hiking isolated trails, or toiling away at work, finding a relaxing place to unwind is often essential. Luckily, Southern Rhode Island has some of the most breathtaking sunsets you’ll ever witness but with so many spots to check them out, deciding on a location isn't easy.

Where to Rent a Boat in South County

June 3, 2019

Just because you don’t own a boat doesn’t mean you have to miss out on spending time on the water throughout the summer. South County has plenty of places where you can rent a boat, allowing you to enjoy a weekend on the ponds or ocean without having to invest in a watercraft. The rates are reasonable, as well, at least compared to what you might pay in a larger center.

Where to Get Married in South County

May 25, 2019

There might not be a better place on earth to get married than South County, as there are venues for all tastes and wedding styles. Have a look at what these locations have to offer to begin planning your perfect wedding, New England style.