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According to Realtor.com, the median listing home price in Charlestown, RI was $489K in January 2023, trending down -5.7% year-over-year. The median listing home price per square foot was $364. The median home sold price was $445K.

Median home Listing Price


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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



Charlestown is a lovely historic town in South County, Rhode Island. It has a wonderful mix of rural farms to the north and a quaint beach cottage setting to the south. The neighborhoods are quiet and secluded, with easy access to one of the best ocean fronts in New England. People tend to stay here and settle down, not only because it’s safe and beautiful, but Charlestown also has one of the lowest tax rates in the state of Rhode Island. Plus, it’s a short ride to Westerly or Narragansett for things to do, restaurants and shopping.

Charlestown Weather

The average high temperature in July is 80.96 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 19.5 degrees. The annual precipitation is 51.05.


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Life in Charlestown

Charlestown, Rhode Island, offers a delightful mix of natural beauty and leisure activities for all ages. It's renowned for its serene, wide beaches like Charlestown Town Beach and East Beach, which are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. The town is also home to the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, where visitors can enjoy birdwatching, walking trails, and kayaking in a peaceful setting. For history buffs, the Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory offers educational programs and stargazing events that make for a unique nighttime adventure.

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Schools & Education

The Chariho Regional School district serves the towns of Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton  — “Chariho” is an abbreviated term for all three town names. The district consists of six public schools serving K-12 students, plus alternative and vocational programming for high school students through CHARIHOtech.

For more information on school programs, calendars and contact info, visit their website

Great Schools Data

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Getting Around...


Charlestown connects to neighboring South County towns by way of Route 1 (Post Road). Heading North, Route 2 (South County Trail) brings you through Richmond, West Kingston, and Exeter. Route 2 is also the fastest way to Wickford Junction Train Station and leads to I-95 via Route 138 (for travel to Providence).

  • Airport

    T.F. Green Airport

    Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 26.7 miles

  • Train Station

    Wickford Train Station

    Distance to Wickford Junction: 21.7 miles

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    Mystic, Connecticut

    Distance to Mystic, Connecticut: 20.4 miles (via Route 1)

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    Distance to Providence: 40.8 miles (via Route 1 to I-95 North)

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    Distance to Newport: 26.7 miles (via Route 1)

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For more information on Charlestown government, community information or directions, please visit their website

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