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The Best Places to Live

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but there’s a community tailor-made for every personality, from ocean lovers to those who crave the peace and quiet of the country. We found 21 neighborhoods you’ll love. Plus: revealing numbers on all 39 cities and towns.



Illustration by Victo Ngai

Rhode Islanders are quirky. We like to know that the ocean, city and middle of nowhere are all about ten minutes away, but we really just want to stay home. Who can blame us? A little exploring plus chatting up real estate experts, local business people and others, confirmed what we already knew — this state is full of cool places to live, from up-and-coming city outskirts to classic villages worth every penny, plus those waterfront neighborhoods of our dreams. We explore twenty-one places you may never leave.

 

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Our partners at NBC 10 profiled three neighborhoods featured in our March cover story, “Best Places to Live.” 
View their news segments to learn more about them:


March 1, 2011 – The Armory District in Providence
March 2, 2011 – The Edgewood neighborhood in Cranston
March 3, 2011 – The Harmony neighborhood in Glocester

 

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