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.
Randall, Realtors Westerly office announces the promotion of Real Estate Agent Emma Thompson Phaneuf to office manager.
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.
One of the largest standalone condos in the 55-plus Winnapaug Cottages, it features a lovely, professionally laid stone wall which curves along a beautifully landscaped front yard providing visual interest to the luxurious home. The Cottages offer "active adults,” their friends and family with access to a clubhouse, heated salt water outdoor pool and exercise equipment.
“We continue to add to our staff of talented agents and Jill Matson is no exception,” said Westerly’s Office Broker Manager Jim Abbott. “She will bring the enthusiasm, passion and experience necessary to provide excellent service to our clients in the Westerly-area; we’re looking forward to getting her started.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
“We love the private and serene setting of the ocean view home,” Lorraine Randall said. “It is home to nature’s peace and beauty, but also well-appointed for entertaining friends and family.”
“It’s been a treat working with the dedicated professionals during my brief time with Randall, Realtors,” Lemay said. “My experience locally combined with its second-to-none reputation made for a seamless sales process.”
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.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tracy to our team,” said Westerly’s Office Broker Manager Jim Abbott. “Her enthusiasm for real estate ties directly to her devotion to ensuring her clients’ utmost satisfaction each step of the way when buying, selling or building.”
“It was a pleasure to take part in the sale of such an important and historic local landmark,” said Chris and Amy Randall. “This tremendous property, located in the secluded waterfront neighborhood of Shelter Harbor, presents the new buyer a myriad of options; we are delighted to know that they intend to continue its use as an inn and restaurant.”
South County has an outstanding dining scene, with restaurants serving food from all over the globe. On any given day, you can enjoy Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, American, or seafood dishes from some of Rhode Island’s best chefs, and all within a short drive of the area’s top attractions.
But where can you find the region's best Irish cuisine?
South County residents have access to a variety of winter hikes organized by Westerly Land Trust. The walks take place every Thursday morning and on select weekends throughout January and February, and provide an excellent opportunity to get out and navigate some wooded trails throughout the area.
“The ocean views of Misquamicut do not get better than this,” said Dottie Nigrelli, Broker and Manager of Randall Realtors’ Watch Hill office. “With four stories, two decks, and a stone’s throw to the water, this home will offer the perfect beach retreat for years to come.”
The area around Westerly has some of Rhode Island’s best hiking trails thanks to its dense forests and abundance of uninhabited land. The forests provide a great place to escape for a few hours, especially if you’re into peace and quiet or getting up close to some wildlife.
“We are proud to close on another million-dollar plus home in Westerly, especially one with this property’s classic charm and character,” added Dottie Nigrelli, Broker Associate/Manager at Randall Realtors’ Watch Hill office.
Several times each week all summer long, you'll have the chance to head to Ocean House Beach or the Weekapaug Inn to enjoy a meal and some entertainment well into the night. Some nights these venues hold a BBQ, other times it is a lobster boil or a clam bake, and in some cases, pizza is served, but the end result is always a great time.
Westerly is a beachfront community that was first settled by colonists in 1661 and became a municipality in 1669. Since that time, the town has unmistakably undergone significant changes, but its main attraction, its access to water, remains. In fact, in addition to its oceanfront beaches, the center also features saltwater ponds and freshwater rivers, so there are water and water-based activities everywhere.
The Granite Theatre in Westerly, RI provides a first-class venue for performances of some of the country’s most famous plays and musicals. A season at the Granite Theatre generally runs between early spring right until Christmas and brings popular shows that you’ve probably heard of running on Broadway to Westerly’s Granite Street