Mobile Homes in Warwick
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Is buying a mobile home in Warwick, Rhode island really a good idea?
There isn’t any one single reason that mobile homes in Warwick, RI are selling so well right now. Like any market behavior, many factors are at work. The crime rate is very low, and that attracts a lot of people, especially from the more densely populated parts of New England, but there is more. Incomes in Warwick are relatively high, while median real estate prices are below the national average. The city is small, and commutes are short. It is also a beautiful place to live. In the end, people come to Warwick in large numbers because they like living there, and you might as well.
Today we’ll try to find the best neighborhoods for buying a mobile home in Warwick. We’ll look at the city’s geography, the demographics of its people and many of the things that make the city special as well.
History of Warwick
History of Warwick
Warwick has a very long history, even for New England. It was part land purchased from the Narragansett Nation in the early 17th century, and was first colonized in 1642. In 1648 it was granted a charter as a British colony, and in 1772 it was the scene of one of the first acts of armed resistance that sparked the American Revolutionary War. The abundant water power available to Warwick made it a major center of textile manufacturing in the early US, and by 1741 the town of Coventry split off from Warwick, remaining an independent entity today. Warwick only became a city in 1931, and by the 50s its farm land had been made into residential subdivisions for its workforce. The addition of a major airport and the interstate highway system made it the “Crossroads of Southern New England” that it is today.
Things to do in Warwick
Things to do in Warwick
Warwick has been a vacation destination for decades, so while you are looking for Warwick mobile homes for sale, you should also spend some time at rocky Point State Park, walk the trails or have a picnic at Goddard State Park, take some sun at Oakland Beach, spend the day out with the kids at Buttonwoods City Park and Beach, or pick your own fresh fruit at the Rocky point Blueberry Farm.
Warwick is on the mainland part of Rhode Island, not the island itself. It can be found 12 miles south of Providence and 171 miles northeast of NYC. It enjoys a Humid Continental climate with warm summers, and cool, mild winters. The average high temperature is 83 degrees F in the summer, and the average low is 20 F in the winter. Before you buy a mobile home in Warwick, you should know that Rhode Island is vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms. Luckily, though, truly damaging storms like Hurricane Bob in 1991, Hurricane Donna in 1960 and Hurricane Carol in 1954 are quite rare. Before you decide whether or not to buy a mobile home in Warwick, though, think about what kind of neighborhood you want to live in. What factors would make one ideal and another unlivable? Is the length of your commute important? How about the safety of the neighborhood? What about its proximity to the best schools? Each of the following areas attracts different types of people. Warwick Neighborhoods Pawtuxet Village The neighborhood of Pawtuxet Village can be found between the sea and Warwick Avenue, just south of Pawtuxet State Park. It is a pricy neighborhood overall, with median real estate values of $340,000. This makes it rather inexpensive by Rhode Island standards, though. It is a mostly suburban landscape, filled with small single-family homes and high-rise apartments. It is a great place to look for land in Rhode Island, especially if you like historical structures dating from the end of WWII to the 1970s. It is a very popular neighborhood, though, and the vacancy rate is just 0.6%. Pawtuxet Village properties do not hit the market very often, and they sell very quickly when they do. Shawomet / Conimicut Some of the best mobile homes in Warwick, RI can be found in the village of Shawomet, also called Conimicut. This neighborhood has a long stretch of seafront, and can be found to the northeast of the city center. The median real estate prices there are low by RI standards, but price overall. The median real estate price there is more than $355,000. The density is suburban, and offers plenty of room to breathe. The residential land is a mix of single-family homes and small multiple-family units, and few of them were built after WWII. The vacancy rate is low but higher than in Pawtuxet, at 2.4%. Gaspee Point / Palace Garden Gaspee Point is just north along the coast from Shawomet, but offers much more beachfront property. The median real estate prices there are average for the state at $365,700, but this puts it well into the upper half of US neighborhoods by price. It is dominated by medium sized houses and townhomes, but it is still a great place for buying a mobile home in Warwick. Most of the properties were built after 1940, but before the 70s. Refreshingly, vacancy rates in Gaspee Point are high, at around 9%. This will make it much easier to find a property that suits your needs, and perhaps to negotiate on price. Apponaug / Nausauket Stretching along either side of an inlet to the southwest of the city center, this is a very well-off neighborhood which nevertheless offers a few well-appointed Warwick, RI mobile homes for sale. Median real estate prices exceed $380,000, which is slightly above average for RI but near the top 1/3 of US neighborhoods. Most of the homes date from before WWII, and very few were built after the turn of the century. The vacancy rate is quite high, at around 12.7%. This suggests that you should have a relatively easy time finding suitable properties, and should have a fair amount of ‘wiggle room’ when it comes to negotiating prices.
If you are looking at Warwick mobile homes, you’ll be curious how you’ll fit in with its people. Warwick is a small New England city, which had only 82,823 residents as of the 2020 census. Its slow but steady rate of growth indicates a gradual increase of population density in a city that cannot easily expand outwards.
Just over 92% of Warwick residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just over 32% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $73,285 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units was a very affordable $238,300 in the same year.
Arts in Warwick
Arts in Warwick
Warwick has a long history, and that has led to deep roots in its arts and culture scene. Of course, that is one of the main reasons mobile homes in Warwick, RI are so popular. Cornerstone institutions include the new GAMM Theater, the Center for the Arts in the “village” neighborhood of Apponaug, Y|J Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, the shops in historic Pawtuxet Village and the Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum.
Schools in Warwick
Schools in Warwick
One of the best reasons to buy a mobile home in Warwick is the quality of education you can get there. Just a few of the best primary and secondary schools in and around Warwick include Bishop Hendricken High School (an all-male college preparatory Catholic high school), Rocky Hill School (Pre-K–12, co-ed, secular), Pilgrim High School, Toll Gate High School, Warwick Veterans Junior High School and Winman Junior High School. Colleges and universities in and around Warwick include the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus, Johnson & Wales University, Franklin University, Providence College, the New England Institute of Technology, Bryant University, Brown University, the Roger Williams University School of Law and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Warwick is a lovely New England city in a thriving metropolitan area. It is also bordered by other towns and cities on all sides (other than the ocean side, of course). That makes expansion impossible, and can make mobile homes hard to find. Still, it is a lovely area which has been a playground for the well-off for generations. If you do buy a mobile home in Warwick, odds are probably good that you’ll be happy there.
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