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Tips For a Weekend Staycation in South County, RI

August 1, 2021

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There's no need to take a vacation overseas or to another part of the country because everything you could ever want is right at your fingertips in South County, Rhode Island.

The History of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship

July 21, 2021

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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.

The Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House Museum in Stonington, CT

July 8, 2021

The Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House Museum in Stonington Borough was the home of one of Connecticut's most important residents. Today, visitors and locals alike can explore the house and get to know a bit more about Nathaniel B. Palmer and his family. 

Where to Get Ice Cream in Watch Hill, Rhode Island

July 5, 2021

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Spending time in Watch Hill in the summer provides plenty of activities for the entire family, and the village's ice cream shops offer delicious opportunities to stay cool and beat the heat.

Richmond, Rhode Island: An Unexpected Golfers' Paradise

June 25, 2021

Richmond, Rhode Island, is a golfer's paradise because you can drive a few miles in any direction to reach a course. Living here is a dream come true for anyone who loves to hit the links on a regular basis.

A Look at Some Scenic Waterfalls in Rhode Island and Connecticut

June 18, 2021

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Connecticut and Rhode Island don't have many waterfalls, but the ones that are present are scenic and worth checking out after buying a home in the region.

Old Mountain Field: South Kingstown's Oldest Park

May 10, 2021

Old Mountain Field is South Kingstown's oldest park and a location where baseball has been played for over 150 years. South County residents use this park every summer, making it an important local facility.

Where to Buy Fresh Produce in Charlestown, Rhode Island

May 4, 2021

Charlestown, RI, has a lot going for it, but finding grocery items can be challenging. Fortunately, there are some options for buying fresh produce, particularly in the summer months.

What You Should Know About Block Island's Great Salt Pond

April 16, 2021

Block Island is a popular place for South County residents to visit for the day or a night or two. Great Salt Pond is a convenient harbor to arrive at because of its abundant transient dock space and available dining options.

Ashville Pond: Enter Rhode Island's Wilderness

March 12, 2021

Ashville Pond is a secluded yet accessible location in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, that is well worth checking out for some boating, fishing, hiking, or swimming after buying a home in the area.

Charlestown, RI's Rhythm & Roots Music Festival

March 4, 2021

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South County is always full of activity, including Charlestown's annual Rhythm & Roots Music Festival. Attending this event is a must-do after buying a home on the Rhode Island shoreline.

Why South County Residents Love Shaidzon Beer Company

February 26, 2021

There are many great small businesses worth supporting in South County, If you're into craft beer, one such place that's worth checking out is Shaidzon Beer Company.

Things to Do in Connecticut's Stonington Borough

February 17, 2021

Although Stonington Borough has a population of less than 1,000 year-round residents, it's loaded with activities so you'll always find a way to spend your time when living there.

Where to Buy a Bike in South County

February 12, 2021

South County is full of great bike paths. Before exploring, however, you'll need a bike. Fortunately, the area has plenty of bike shops from which to choose.

A Look at South County's Best Seafood Markets

January 8, 2021

South County, Rhode Island, has some of the country's best seafood markets, giving locals unlimited access to the freshest fish and shellfish available anywhere.

Where to Adopt a Pet in South County

December 18, 2020

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After buying a house in South County, you might want to add a pet to the family to make it feel more like home. Luckily, there are various pet shelters and stores to visit that make it easy to find the perfect new addition to your family.

Where to Buy a Christmas Tree Near South County, Rhode Island

December 11, 2020

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Rhode Island has tons of places to get a Christmas tree leading up to the holiday season. Many of these trees grow locally and are sold by local businesses, making them excellent options to consider.

The Best Places to Go Sledding near South County, Rhode Island

December 8, 2020

There are plenty of great places to go sledding in South County and its surrounding areas. No matter which town you buy a home in, there's a tobogganing venue nearby that you can take full advantage of in the winter months.

Yes, Rhode Island Has a Desert

November 13, 2020

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Rhode Island is one of the last places in the country you'd expect to find a desert, but an abandoned rock quarry has created one in West Greenwich that you can explore easily from I-95.

The Golf Courses of Southeastern Connecticut

November 2, 2020

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Southeastern Connecticut is known for its outdoor activities, and the golf scene is noteworthy because there are numerous high-end courses within minutes of each other.

Your Day at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence

October 9, 2020

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Rhode Island is full of great activities for the entire family, including visiting the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Living in this part of the world gives you all kinds of opportunities for adventure, and a trip to the zoo can provide fun in a controlled, family-friendly environment. 

Checking Out Woodland BMX in West Greenwich, Rhode Island

September 29, 2020

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Rhode Island is loaded with outstanding activities for the entire family, including BMXing. Woodland BMX is one of the state's top tracks and has programs for riders of all skill levels, making it an excellent venue to visit after buying a home here.

Activities at Worden Pond in South Kingstown, RI

September 14, 2020

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South County has numerous ponds, lakes, and oceanfront beaches, all of which have a different environment for you to enjoy. Worden Pond in South Kingstown is one such location that offers boating, fishing, camping, and hiking for the entire family.

Boat Launches in Westerly, Rhode Island

September 3, 2020

Those who live in Westerly, RI, love spending time on the water, and thanks to the abundance of boat launches in town, you can easily take your boat for a spin whenever you wish.

Things to Do at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Connecticut

August 28, 2020

Bluff Point State Park is a massive, free, and adventurous place to spend a day in Groton, Connecticut. You're sure to make the most of this wonderful space when living in this town.

What You Should Know About Providence, RI's India Point Park

August 19, 2020

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There are many great parks in Providence, Rhode Island, but perhaps none enjoy the history and location of India Point, a former port with 3,600 feet of shoreline trails, a large expanse of green fields, and easy access from multiple parts of the city's downtown core.

The Hiking and Natural Areas of Coventry, Rhode Island

August 12, 2020

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Coventry, Rhode Island, is an outdoor enthusiast's dream thanks to its abundance of ponds, trails, and dense woods. Living in this town of about 35,000 gives you access to big-city amenities and the wilderness without leaving its borders, making it a very diverse place to buy a home. 

The Story of The Ledyard Oak

July 27, 2020

There's a park in Ledyard, Connecticut, that is home to the remains of a 400-year-old oak tree, and the surrounding area and nearby house are important historical locations for locals.

A Look at the Marinas of Warwick, Rhode Island

July 20, 2020

Warwick, Rhode Island, is a wonderful place to live because it has outstanding ocean access and an abundance of marinas from which to choose. Before selecting a home marina, you'll have some decisions to make on which one is best for you.

Where North Kingstown Residents Go to Spend a Day in the Sun

July 10, 2020

Although North Kingstown doesn't have massively popular beaches like the neighboring Charlestown and Narragansett, the community has enough sunny waterfront areas to keep most residents happy.

What Charlestown, Rhode Island Residents Need to Know About Beach Parking Passes

June 24, 2020

Charlestown, Rhode Island's shoreline is one of its top features, as the town has miles of beach overlooking Block Island Sound. Living in Charlestown gives you as much access to these beaches as you can handle, particularly with the right parking passes.

What Makes Narragansett New England's Best Beach Town?

June 17, 2020

Multiple aspects go into creating a beach town, and Narragansett has numerous places that bring all of these elements together, which is perhaps why people believe it's the best beach town in New England.

Visiting Manfredi Farms in Westerly, Rhode Island

June 12, 2020

Westerly, Rhode Island, has plenty going for it, and Manfredi Farms is yet another item to add to the list. This farm has a fresh produce stand and petting zoo, which makes it a destination for adults and families starting in late May all the way through October.

White Gate Farm in East Lyme, Connecticut

June 5, 2020

When you live in East Lyme, Connecticut, you might want to check out some local farms and produce vendors. White Gate Farm is an organic farm that you can visit on Wednesdays and Saturdays, providing you with an excellent place to pick up some fresh food grown right in the community.

Escape the Heat With a Cool Treat in Mystic, Connecticut

May 27, 2020

Mystic, Connecticut, is a hot spot for ice cream in the summer, which is good news for residents who plan on spending their time outdoors enjoying the weather.

Exploring the Boutiques of Watch Hill

March 13, 2020

Bay Street in Westerly's Watch Hill village has some of the best high-end shopping in South County. When living in this part of Rhode Island, visiting the boutiques of Watch Hill is a must.

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.

Where to Find Fishing Supplies in South County, RI

February 3, 2020

South County has some of the country's best fishing and, luckily, also features numerous fishing gear supply shops where you can pick up the products you need for your day on the water.

Visiting Newport's Historic Mansions

January 24, 2020

Newport attracted some of America's wealthiest families starting in the mid-1800s, a trend that continued through the Gilded Age. Today, visitors can stop by the mansions these families erected throughout the city for a taste of how these people lived in the early 1900s.

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.

Taking a Day Trip to Long Point in Groton, Connecticut

January 10, 2020

For a place that is quiet and away from the crowds, yet has a couple of great beaches and other amenities, Groton Long Point is worth a day trip during the summer months.

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.

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.

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.

Veterans Day in South and New London County

November 5, 2019

All of these events take place on November 11 and are great ways to show your support for those who have fought for our freedom in wars around the globe. Remembering everything that these individuals went through prevents us from taking their efforts for granted and shows them that we value their sacrifices.