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Why Charlestown? Why not!

With its proximity to the sea, small town charm and quiet, get-away-from-it-all atmosphere, Charlestown, Rhode Island is the perfect spot for your new home.

Located in Washington County in southern Rhode Island, Charlestown is bordered by Westerly and South Kingstown and is situated within 2.5-hours of major cities like New York, Boston and Providence. Quaint villages like Carolina, Kenyon, Shannock and coastal Quonochontaug all offer one thing in common – a charming place to call home, away from the hustle and bustle of crowds and commercial centers.

At one with nature

Whether taking in the sun at Quonnie, one of Rhode Island’s most beautiful beaches, strolling through Trustum Pond National Wildlife Refuge, or gazing at the stars at Frosty Drew Observatory, Charlestown is a nature lover’s dream.  It’s not unusual to find homes situated on large lots, with plenty of privacy and space for gardens, within minutes to the open ocean.

A perfect retreat for everyone

So, if you’re looking for a vacation spot, a home for retirement, or a place to raise your family, there’s no need to look any further than Charlestown. With some of the lowest property taxes in the state, buyers are able to buy more home for their money. And, despite its low tax rate, Charlestown is part of the Chariho Regional School District, among the best in the state. Elementary school students attend Charlestown Elementary School. Chariho Middle School and Chariho High School serve middle and high school students, respectively. And though a small-town feel pervades Charlestown’s villages, amenities are nearby, including fabulous restaurants and cultural attractions.

If you’re coming to explore the area, don’t miss these points of interest:
Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge
Mills Creek
Fantastic Umbrella Factory
Charlestown Town Beach
Quonochontaug (Quonnie) Beach
Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory
Burlingame State Park

We’re here to help

Compass New England is your expert on Charlestown real estate. As part of the Compass New England, with more than 30 real estate offices in southern New England, our humble beginnings began in Charlestown more than 40 years ago. We fell in love with the area and never left.  Let us show you why.