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According to Realtor.com, in February 2023, the median listing home price in Foster, RI was $540K, trending up 54.3% year-over-year. The median listing home price per square foot was $280. The median home sold price was $500K.

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



Foster, Rhode Island is a rural town located 20 miles west of Providence and borders Killingly, Connecticut. Residents here appreciate Foster’s natural beauty and historic charm, plus a great school system that is regionalized with neighboring Glocester. As with most of western RI, Foster offers many outdoor recreation opportunities, including the highest elevation point in the state at Jerimoth Hill.

Foster Weather

The average high temperature in July is 81.1 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 16.5 degrees. The annual precipitation is 53.17.

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Life in Foster

Foster, Rhode Island, epitomizes the picturesque, pastoral beauty typical of New England's countryside. This quiet, rural town is dotted with historic farms, ancient stone walls, and sprawling landscapes that change vividly with the seasons, from lush greenery in the summer to vibrant foliage in the fall. The Jerimoth Hill, the highest point in the state, provides panoramic views that attract both locals and visitors. Foster's extensive network of trails and natural reserves, like the Foster Land Trust areas, offers excellent opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and reconnecting with nature.

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Schools & Education

Foster and Glocester have a regionalized school system for students in the 6 – 12 grades. Ponaganset Middle School and Ponaganset high school have an average yearly enrollment rate of 1197 students, with 112 teachers. Foster has its own elementary school, Isaac Paine Elementary, which serves 265 students.

For more detailed information on the regionalized school district, please visit their website. If you’d like more information on Isaac Paine Elementary, please visit paineschool.org

Getting Around...


Route 94: runs north to south and crosses over Route 6 in Foster. Also connects to Route 102 in the southern part of town.

Route 102: Runs through the southern part of Foster into Scituate and West Greenwich.

Route 6: a middle highway running east to west across Foster. Crosses over into Connecticut (Killingly) or into neighboring towns of Scituate and Johnston. This road is the fastest way to travel to I-295, I-95, and Providence.

Additional Transportation Information

  • Airport

    T.F. Green Airport

    Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 25 miles

  • Train Station

    Providence Train Station

    Distance to Providence Train Station: 20 miles

Government, City & Town Links

For more information on Foster, community events, and government departments, please visit the official website

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