Moving to Rhode Island?

If you are planning a move or relocating to Rhode Island, prepare to be impressed with the incredible beauty and diversity of this tiny state.

Although the state is the smallest in the United States, it offers myriad opportunities for home rentals including condos, single family homes, and multiple-family homes in a variety of outstanding neighborhoods.

Rhode Island: The Ocean State

Rhode Island is called The Ocean State for a reason. Although the state is only 37 miles wide and 48 miles long, its shoreline runs for over 400 miles. Renters have the option of either living on waterfront property in various areas of the state or in a town or city away from the shore. Regardless of where you choose to rent, due to the small size of the state, most residents are within 30 minutes of either the Atlantic Ocean or Narragansett Bay.

Houses for Rent in Rhode Island

Whether you choose to live in the city or near the beach, Rhode Island has the perfect rental property for you and your family. Renters can find newer properties with contemporary features or historic homes with all the charm and beauty of a past era.

Students Renting a Home

RI is home to well-known colleges and universities such as Brown University, Johnson & Wales College, Rhode Island School of Design and Providence College. If you are a college student moving to RI, there are numerous rental homes available near every college and university in either the major cities, close to the beach or even in historic Newport, RI.

Things to Do in Rhode Island

For a small state, Rhode Island has big fun and adventure to offer. Starting downtown in the state’s capital, Providence, residents can enjoy WaterFire Providence, a beautiful event that begins at sunset on select evenings from May to October. WaterFire features a show of music and lights on the Providence River that brings residents together to celebrate the beauty of their capital city.

Rhode Island offers outdoor recreation all year. Residents enjoy picnicking or hiking in state parks, sunbathing and swimming at pristine beaches and ice skating in either a skating rink or on a frozen pond. If that’s not your thing, you can enjoy museums, shopping and even historical attractions, such as a tour of the Newport Mansions. For the skiing enthusiasts, RI is also close to the mountains and New England has some amazing skiing locations that are only hours away.

Food lovers will be happy to know that Rhode Island is known for its outstanding and diverse cuisine. Residents can enjoy a casual meal featuring Rhode Island’s unique chowder and clam cakes at Aunt Carrie’s at Point Judith in Narragansett or dress up for some incredible Italian food on Federal Hill in Providence or enjoy the latest trends in cuisine on the posh East Side of Providence.

If you are moving to RI, you will also enjoy the convenience of its close proximity to major cities, including Boston, Hartford and New York City.

Before relocating to Rhode Island, be sure to do some research about the rental laws in the state. Information can be found on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development site http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/rhode_island

Renter’s Resources

RI.gov – for Residents http://www.ri.gov/resident/

Rhode Island DMV http://www.dmv.ri.gov/new/index.php                                                                                                                                           

Rhode Island Public Schools http://www.ride.ri.gov/ride/publicschools.aspx

RI Tax Info http://www.tax.ri.gov/