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Block Island Community Stats

Median Household Income


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Tax Rate




Updated January 2024

Median home Listing Price


* As of Feb 2023
Median Sold Home Price


* As of Feb 2023
Average Days on market


* As of Feb 2023
Home Inventory


* As of Feb 2023

* Tax rate based per thousand - Sources: United States Census Bureau. 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 7 December 2023. & Realtor.com


Block Island

Block Island (AKA: New Shoreham) is the perfect summer getaway. It’s a secluded, scenic island with an abundant amount of protected areas, public beaches, restaurants, shops, and fun things to do. What more could you ask for, really? It’s a great place to buy a summer home and return to every year for decades to come. The real estate market here tends to be high, but that’s because there are limited options (people hang on to their houses here for generations). That said, the tax rate is very low as well, and there isn’t another place quite like it in Rhode Island. Scenic views, charming downtown area, and quick access back to Narragansett via the ferry.

Block Island Weather

The average high temperature in July is 77.4 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 26.7 degrees. The annual precipitation is 39.79.


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Life on Block Island

Block Island, located off the coast of Rhode Island, is a picturesque destination known for its stunning natural landscapes, relaxed atmosphere, and abundance of outdoor activities. Visitors can explore over 17 miles of pristine beaches, ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and surfing. The island is also a haven for nature lovers, featuring the Mohegan Bluffs, which offer breathtaking views from cliffs towering over the ocean, and numerous trails for hiking and biking


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Schools & Education

For year-round residents, there is one public school (Block Island School) that serves all K-12 grades. The school system currently serves a total of 160 students.

For more information on the Block Island School

Getting Around...


The traditional ferry allows for car transportation onto Block Island, but many people get around on bikes, mopeds, and car rentals during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. If you plan on buying a home on Block Island and living there during the off-season, bringing your car would be a smart idea. It really depends if you plan on being a year-round resident, or staying there during the peak season only.

  • Ferry Transport

    The Block Island Ferry

    Ferry rides to and from Block Island to Narragansett seven days per week. There are two ferry boat options: traditional and high speed. The traditional ferry typically runs more often and takes just over an hour to reach the island. The high-speed ferry is a 35-minute ride.

  • Airport

    Westerly State Airport

    For those who live closer to the Connecticut line or like speed, New England Airlines offers regularly scheduled 12-minute flight to and from Block Island.

  • Airport

    T.F. Green Airport

    Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 46.1 miles (accessible via ferry to Narragansett)

Government, City & Town Links

For more information on Block Island, community events, and ways to contact, please visit the official tourism website

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