South Kingstown, RI
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South Kingstown

South Kingstown, RI Real Estate

South Kingstown has Pristine beaches, gorgeous waterfront properties, and secluded windy backroads — all things that come to mind for living in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. This is the largest town in South County (and overall in RI), boasting several miles of public beaches and many revered seafood restaurants. Historic villages like Wakefield-Peacedale and Kingston give that quintessential New England charm that attracts many homebuyers to Rhode Island.

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Shopping & Things To Do

The two main areas for shopping in South Kingstown are the Wakefield-Peacedale and Kingston villages. These historic districts are perfect for walkable window shopping — consignment, antiques, rare books, specialty stores, and more. If you live here and need essentials, the Wakefield Mall and Salt Pond Shopping Center both have large retailers to choose from. The URI Campus also has the Kingston Emporium, a small shopping mall with a good selection of restaurants and small shops.

Restaurants & Nightlife

Between South Kingstown and Narragansett, you have the best selection of RI restaurants along the South Shore. This part of Rhode Island is a hot spot for seafood restaurants and locally-owned taverns by the sea. The Wakefield-Peacedale historic districts and Matunuck are the places you’ll find local favorites.

Recreation & Activities

When people say, “South Kingstown”, the first thing that comes to mind is beaches, beaches, beaches. From Charlestown to Galilee, you’ll find several pristine beaches open to the public. Matunuck village is an oceanside town like no other, full of restaurants, shops and waterfront properties.

Basking in the sun on a windswept beach isn’t the only recreation available in South Kingstown either. There are hiking trails in the Great Swamp Management area around Worden Pond and the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge.

Looking to make a home in a quaint historic village with great walkability? You’ve got options! Peace Dale, Wakefield, Usquepaug and Kingston are great places to walk around, grab a bite to eat and soak in the historic culture.

Schools & Education

South Kingstown offers residents a full spectrum of public, private and higher education institutions. The public school district consists of seven schools ranging from K-12, but there are several private schools for grades K-8 as well.

South Kingstown is home to the University of Rhode Island, the largest higher education institution in the state, housing more than 15,000 undergraduates each year. For more information, visit their website

Transportation & Getting Around

Cross Street

South Kingstown is the largest town in South County, Rhode Island (and the largest town in RI overall), so getting around really depends on where you’re located. The main throughways are Route 1 (Post Road), Route 138, Route 2 and Route 108. Due to the University of Rhode Island, there are also choices for public transportation via RIPTA buses to Newport and Galilee.

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Getting to Providence: Approximate distance is 35 miles
Access to I-95 N via Route 138 or follow Route 1 north to Route 4 until the I-95 junction

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Getting to Providence: Approximate distance is 35 miles
Access to I-95 N via Route 138 or follow Route 1 north to Route 4 until the I-95 junction

Bus Transport

RIPTA Bus #64 and #66

RIPTA 66 runs from Galilee through South Kingstown and into Providence Station.

RIPTA 64 runs from Kingston Station to Newport Visitor Center.

Additional Transportation Information

Airport

Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 24.7 miles

Train Station

Distance to Wickford Junction Train Station: 13 miles

Government, City & Town Links

For an in-depth look at South Kingstown government departments, community events, and visitor information, please you can visit their website

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