Rhode Island: The Ocean State

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When most people think about Rhode Island, they think of the smallest state of the Union. The fact is, Rhode Island may be small, but it has a lot to offer. With a reputation of being a progressive yet cultural, eclectic or traditional, you can find it all. Having such a long coastline helps Rhode Island bring a quality of life that makes Rhode Islanders proud to be living in ‘The Ocean State’. After work is done their thoughts turn to long stretches of sandy beaches, clear ocean waters, cool breezes and bright sunshine. Providence Rhode Island is the capital and largest city in the great State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (also the longest name for the smallest state in the Union!) Newport Rhode Island, while much smaller than Providence, holds a dear place in our hearts, with the 19th Century Guilded Age mansions, sailing, museums, colonial churches, and the oldest synagogue in the United States.

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We are involved in Rhode Island real estate at several levels. We are RI Realtors, RI Mortgage Brokers, and Rhode Island real estate owners and investors, with properties in Newport Rhode Island and in Providence Rhode Island, as well as other locations in the Ocean State. We are very active in the Providence Rhode Island community, and in the Newport RI community. We can help you find the right Rhode Island home for your needs, whether a vacation home in the summer on the beach, or a family home due to relocation to Rhode Island from some other place.

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We specialize in real estate services for Washington County, which is the legal name for the area known as South County to local people, Newport County, Bristol County, Kent County and Providence County. South County includes Narragansett, South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Exeter, Westerly, Hopkinton, Richmond, Kingston, Wakefield, Wickford, Charlestown, West Greenwich and the adjacent areas. Newport County includes Newport, Middletown, Jamestown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton and Prudence Island. Bristol County includes Bristol, Warren, Barrington, and the surrounding areas. And finally, Providence County includes Pawtucket, Providence, East Providence, North Providence, Cranston, Scituate, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Woonsocket, Johnston, Foster, Glocester, Burrilville, Lincoln, Central Falls, and all the areas within that region. Please visit the sections on these areas for details.

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Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States, located in New England; bounded by Massachusetts (N and E), the Atlantic Ocean (S), and Connecticut (W). Its official name is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Area, 1,214 sq mi (3,144 sq km).
 (2000) 1,048,319, a 4.5% increase since the 1990 census.
Capital and largest city,
Little Rhody.
State bird,
 Rhode Island red.
State flower,
 violet. State tree, red maple.  

Rhode Island is the smallest of the 50 states and except for New Jersey the most densely populated. The dominant physiographic feature of the state is the Narragansett basin, a shallow lowland area of Carboniferous sediments, extending into SE Massachusetts and, in Rhode Island, partly submerged as Narragansett Bay . The bay cuts inland c.30 mi (50 km) to Providence, where it receives the Blackstone River; it contains several islands, including Rhode Island (or Aquidneck), the largest (and the site of historic Newport); Conanicut Island, with the resort of Jamestown ; and Prudence Island.   Although more than half of Rhode Island is covered with forests, it is highly urbanized. Providence is the capital and the largest city; other important cities are Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, and Newport . 

Rhode Island’s coast is lined with resorts noted for their swimming and boating facilities, and windswept Block Island is a favorite vacation spot. Narragansett Bay is famous for its sailboats and yachts. The America’s Cup yacht race has been held in Newport several times, beginning in 1930 and most recently in 1983. The state also has many historic attractions. Rhode Island’s traditional manufacturing economy has diversified and is now also based on services, trade (retail and wholesale), and finance. In spite of this, many of the products for which Rhode Island is famous are still being manufactured. These include jewelry, silverware, textiles, primary and fabricated metals, machinery, electrical equipment, and rubber and plastic items. Tourism is also important.  Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, Copyright (c) 2003.

Below is some general demographic data for Rhode Island… for more data, visit the US Census website for RI or visit the Federal Government’s Statistics page for trends and details.