United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Coastal towns in Rhode Island - HELP

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are planning on moving from South Florida to New England in a few years. By the time we move, our son will be 4 years old (just in time to start school). We love New England coastal town living and small town community living.

We've narrowed it down to 2 states - Rhode Island or Connecticut. We've looked into which towns have good public schools, good housing and low crime rate, etc., so we have an idea of which towns we'd like to explore. But we are trying to be open minded and explore all our options in Rhode Island & Connecticut.

On that note, my husband & I have decided to take 7-10 days to drive down the coast of Rhode Island in early April 2008. We realize there is alot of coast to be seen in this short time, but it is all the time we have. In 2009 we will explore Connecticut.

This is a big decision, so we don't just want to follow a bunch of "relocating to Rhode Isand" information from real estate agents.

I'm hoping someone can provide us with ideas, suggestions or recommendations on coastal towns that might fit what we're looking for (i.e., good neighborhood/town to raise a child, low crime rate, on the coast, moderately priced homes, nice downtown area/main street with shops and restaurants --- we don't want to be in the middle of nowhere either).

THANK YOU!!!!

29 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Where can I best see Orca whales in the wild?
  2. 2 Cab Cost from McCarren to Venetian Hotel?
  3. 3 Roadtrip Across the Country
  4. 4 Brooklyn why?
  5. 5 Yellowstone Lodging in October
  6. 6 NYC over Memorial Day Weekend 2014
  7. 7 WEst Coast WINTER holiday - 5 weeks driving.
  8. 8 Hotel recommendation for San Francisco
  9. 9 Florida--single woman seeks best beaches for swimming and
  10. 10 Seeking advice from year round Tucson residents
  11. 11 Trip Report My Boston weekend...killing time near MGH
  12. 12 NYC apartments through CitySonnet.com
  13. 13 Kennedy Space Center
  14. 14 Alexandria or Georgetown
  15. 15 Should we stop for a Saturday night in Baltimore?
  16. 16 Lunch with little girls UWS?
  17. 17 Metro from airport to hotel?
  18. 18 5 week in US/Mexico
  19. 19 AK-Glacier Bay, Wrangel Elias, Lake Clark, Matanuska glacier, Valdez?
  20. 20 Trip Report John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
  21. 21 recommended cheaper hotels around thanksgiving
  22. 22 RIP Rizzoli, J&R Music, Pearl Paint
  23. 23 Book ahead for weekends this spring in Asheville, NC
  24. 24 Best non-chic, non-strip Hotel choices in Las Vegas??
  25. 25 Colorado Trip in Late May 2014
View next 25 » Back to the top