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Where To Buy Land In Rhode Island

Rhode Island Introduction
Rhode Island may be small, but it is bigger than just that one island. Most of it is located inland. However, it is a land of craggy coastlines and Atlantic weather at heart, even the parts that are an hour’s drive from the sea. The Rhode Island spirit is all but palpable, and it is absolutely charming.

People from all over the world and from all 50 states travel to Rhode Island for holidays, to reconnect with their New England roots, or to see the kind of culture that can’t help but accumulate in one of the oldest European settlements in the nation. Many of them fall in love with RI and stay, as well.

Today we’ll explore the past and present of the State of Rhode Island, get to understand its people a little better, and imagine what life would be like there. We’ll talk about the city of Providence, of course, but also smaller cities like Newport and Warwick. We’ll also explore a handful of the most popular neighborhoods in the state, and what makes them so special.

The Climate of Rhode Island
Rhode Island is technically a Humid Continental climate area. Its summers are warm but not hot, and its winters are cool but not frigid. All but the southernmost part of the state is likely to see snow in the winter. The average high temperatures in Rhode Island rarely go above 83 degrees F in the summer, and average lows rarely drop below 20 F in the winter.

Like most of New England, Rhode Island is vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms. However, truly damaging storms are rare. Examples include Hurricane Bob in 1991, Hurricane Donna in 1960 and Hurricane Carol in 1954. They are not so common as to have an adverse effect on the prices of land for sale in Rhode Island, for example.



Things To See And Do In the State of Rhode Island
Whether you are buying or renting land in Rhode Island, one of the things you should consider is what sorts of things there are to do nearby. If you’ll be living in the property, you’ll want to have something to do on the weekends.

If you will be buying the Rhode Island land as an investment or to rent out on Airbnb, you might make more if you choose a location close to something like the Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour, Breakers Mansion, the Downcity Providence Food Tour, a Narrated Boat Tour, Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, hiking or biking along East Bay, the Historic Cliff Walk, the scenic Water Place Park, Climbing at the Rock Spot, the Old Slater Mill Architectural Museum, the Newport Car Museum, Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge or Rocky Point State Park.

History of Providence County Rhode Island

 History Providence Rhode Island

A History of Rhode Island
Unlike most of the United States, the original colony of Rhode Island was built on land purchased from the native Narragansett people, in this case Aquidneck Island, also called Pocasset or Rhode Island. So you could say that buying land in Rhode Island is a very old tradition indeed. However, things did not stay so civilized long. War with the Wampanoag people occurred in just a few years’ time.

Most of the earliest colonists, in the 1630s, were religious dissenters of one form or another, Many of them had been banished from their former communities for their beliefs. Providence, then, was formed to be a haven of religious tolerance. Of course, as such things generally are, that was ‘tolerance within certain narrow bounds’.

The Rhode Island colony became part of the ‘triangle trade’ of slaves, sugar and rum, even though the ownership of slaves had been made illegal in the colony in 1652. Rhode Island was a firm supporter of the 1776 revolution, as well as the Civil war nearly a century later. It became a US state in 1843, and abandoned slave holding at the same time as most of the north. It abolished racial segregation in state schools in 1866.



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Providence County Namesake

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How Rhode Island Got Its Name
The land that would become the State of Rhode Island has had many names since the first European colonists arrived there. The colony was named after an actual island, which was either called Rhode due to its similarity to the island of Rhodes in Greece, or because it appeared red – it was described as "seen rodlich Eylande" (a reddish island) in 17th-century Dutch.

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Rhode Island Introduction
Rhode Island may be small, but it is bigger than just that one island. Most of it is located inland. However, it is a land of craggy coastlines and Atlantic weather at heart, even the parts that are an hour’s drive from the sea. The Rhode Island spirit is all but palpable, and it is absolutely charming.

People from all over the world and from all 50 states travel to Rhode Island for holidays, to reconnect with their New England roots, or to see the kind of culture that can’t help but accumulate in one of the oldest European settlements in the nation. Many of them fall in love with RI and stay, as well.

Today we’ll explore the past and present of the State of Rhode Island, get to understand its people a little better, and imagine what life would be like there. We’ll talk about the city of Providence, of course, but also smaller cities like Newport and Warwick. We’ll also explore a handful of the most popular neighborhoods in the state, and what makes them so special.

The Climate of Rhode Island
Rhode Island is technically a Humid Continental climate area. Its summers are warm but not hot, and its winters are cool but not frigid. All but the southernmost part of the state is likely to see snow in the winter. The average high temperatures in Rhode Island rarely go above 83 degrees F in the summer, and average lows rarely drop below 20 F in the winter.

Like most of New England, Rhode Island is vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms. However, truly damaging storms are rare. Examples include Hurricane Bob in 1991, Hurricane Donna in 1960 and Hurricane Carol in 1954. They are not so common as to have an adverse effect on the prices of land for sale in Rhode Island, for example.



Things To See And Do In the State of Rhode Island
Whether you are buying or renting land in Rhode Island, one of the things you should consider is what sorts of things there are to do nearby. If you’ll be living in the property, you’ll want to have something to do on the weekends.

If you will be buying the Rhode Island land as an investment or to rent out on Airbnb, you might make more if you choose a location close to something like the Newport Gilded Age Mansions Trolley Tour, Breakers Mansion, the Downcity Providence Food Tour, a Narrated Boat Tour, Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, hiking or biking along East Bay, the Historic Cliff Walk, the scenic Water Place Park, Climbing at the Rock Spot, the Old Slater Mill Architectural Museum, the Newport Car Museum, Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge or Rocky Point State Park.

Providence County, RI Demographics

Population
In 2020, the US Census Bureau listed the population of Rhode Island as 1,098,163, which gives it a population density of 1006 people per square mile. As you might extrapolate from that, land in Rhode Island is rarely inexpensive. Undeveloped land can be hard to find, as well.

Household income
The median household income for residents of Rhode Island in 2019 was $71,169, which grew 10.6% from 2018.

Education
Just under 89%% of Rhode Island residents have high school diplomas, and just over 34% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
As of 2019, the average salary for men in Rhode Island was $69,928 per year, while women averaged $57,319.

Large group of people forming the shape of Rhode Island

Why should you buy land in Providence County, RI?

Rhode Island

Why Buy Land In Rhode Island?
The State of Rhode Island is a great deal bigger than the actual Rhode Island. In fact, most of it is inland, and has a lot going for it. You can get nearly anywhere in the state with just a short drive, for example. It isn’t impossible to just drive to mega cities like New York or Boston either. The scenery and the historic architecture draw many people to the state, and land for sale in Rhode Island generally moves quickly.

Rhode Island Art and Culture
Many people buy land in Rhode island with the intention of adding a new rental property to their portfolio. Others want a vacation home and hope to make a little money on the side through something like Airbnb.

Both types of income are improved when the property is close to cultural events and festivals like the Feast of St. Joseph, Tiverton Farmers Market, Annual SpringFest at Newport Vineyards and Newport Daffodil Days.




Top 3 Reasons People Want To Buy Rhode Island Land
Here are three solid reasons to look for land in Rhode Island – just in case you need to justify an emotional decision.

The fantastic natural landscape. The sea cliffs of Rhode Island are epic, as are the forests and its many protected parks and wildlife preserves.
Almost nothing in the state is a long drive away. By midwestern standards, RI is dinky. But it wedges a lot into a small package. You won’t lack for things to do!
Culture. As one of the US’s oldest settlements, it is no surprise that Rhode Island contains a huge number of museums, parks, zoos and performance venues too.

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Why Providence County?

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Do You Think You’d Be Happy In Rhode Island? Land in Rhode Island may be pricey, but it is definitely beautiful. With so much to do so close to you, the entire state is a convenient place to live. It also boasts a wide range of standards of living, housing qualities and ways of life. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a castle in the sky condo, a stone manor in the hills, or a modest single-family home in a friendly, boisterous neighborhood. Rhode Island has it all, as well as the employment prospects to help you pay for it. The real question is whether Rhode Island feels right for you and your family, and only you can answer that!

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