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Old 03-04-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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Question Warwick Neighborhoods

Hi,
I wanted to know if anyone had an insight or thoughts on the different neighborhoods in Warwick.

Similiarities and Differences?
Home Prices?
Resale Value?
On the rise or on the decline?
Positive or negative things in that area

I am interested in potentially moving to Warwick but wanted to know what city data users opinions were on the different sections of the town.

Here are the neighborhoods that I know of:
Apponaug, Buttonwoods, Chepiwanoxet, Conimicut, Cowesett, Gaspee, Greenwood, Hoxie, Knight, Lakewood, Nausaket, Norwood, Oakland Beach, Pawtuxet, Pontiac, Potowomut, Pilgram, Warwick Neck

Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Warwick
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Lot of information you're looking for.... The "average" home price in right Warwick is probably between 230-240K, what are you looking to spend? I grew up in Warwick and moved back here a few years ago to raise my family. I love my neighborhood (Greenwood Proper) because it's close to EVERYTHING and it's very safe. Right now home values are still declining steadily just about everywhere in Rhode Island but there are certain neighborhoods around here that I think will rebound quicker than others. Personally.. I would avoid most of Conimicut, Knight, Lakewood, Nausauket, Norwood, Oakland Beach and Pontiac.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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I am looking for something closer to 200k. Why would you avoid most of Conimicut, Knight, Lakewood, Nausauket, Norwood, Oakland Beach and Pontiac? Anything specific?

Thanks.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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It would help to know what you want. What kind of neighborhood are you comfortable in? Dutch gave you good information for obvious reasons- low socioeconomics= avoidable areas.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: East Greenwich
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I am looking for something closer to 200k. Why would you avoid most of Conimicut, Knight, Lakewood, Nausauket, Norwood, Oakland Beach and Pontiac? Anything specific?

Thanks.
Police response to those areas is higher than most. Forget about Oakland Beach or within a 1 mile radius, its the kiss of death for resale.

Have kids= Tollgate school system.

Live on the east side of airport, plan on being stuck in traffic daily.
Greenwood ,Cowesett, Potowomut are best. I was a police officer in Warwick, I know these areas like no other. PM me, I'll give you my number and explain if needed.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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I would be looking for a starter home. A nice place to start a family. No Kids yet so school districts are not currently a top priority.

I have been through Pawtuxet and Gaspee and thought that area was great.

Then I noticed Conimicut and Oakland Beach and thought it would be nice to have a beach or a park close by. I have never been to either beach or park but the pictures on Google images make them look pretty nice.

Rather than driving through every neighborhood I thought the people who live in the area or have knowledge on the area would have better insight.

I have read on other CD posts that all of Warwick is safe and has fairly low crime.

Really what I was shooting for with this post was a breakdown of the neighborhoods in Warwick and what people's opinions are of those neighborhoods. Something anyone who would be considering moving to Warwick could use to help break down the various neighborhoods. I couldn’t find this information anywhere.

Also, I am having trouble searching for homes in RI by neighborhood.
I find that RIhomesearch.com does the best job of this with the use of Ctrl + F.
Does anyone know of any better sites for this?

So far the information provided has been very useful. Thanks.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Try RILiving.com It names and maps the neighborhoods. Gov. Francis Farms is nice and also Buttonwoods to add to the list of those already mentioned. If you liked Pawtuxet, you can't do too much better than that area since it has charm & is near the water. Don't get too near the state airport.

Once you find some places, you'll really have to personally drive around since there really is no substitute for that. Warwick is basically a large suburban district of a lot of little neighborhoods a great deal of which are ringed by commercial development and traffic. You'll want to locate in an area convenient to your employment since RI is densely populated and driving across town is not always fast and easy.

You can make most anything look good on the MLS, so you really must see houses in context. As far as resale, the better parts of Warwick will probably hold their value. At 200K you may want to look for fix-ups to add sweat equity- which will probably not be a problem since our housing stock is generally old! Good luck- now's a good time to get that 8K tax credit (if you haven't owned in 3 yrs).
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Warwick
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the better parts of Warwick will probably hold their value.
This is pretty much why I suggested avoiding Conimicut, Knight, Lakewood, Nausauket, Norwood, Oakland Beach and Pontiac.. In addition to Greenwood Proper I personally like Pawtuxet, Gaspee and Cowesett and Potowomut. You can probably get into these neighborhoods right now for around 200k, reason being is that many homes around here are being sold by seniors who weren't hurt by the bursting of the housing bubble and had lots of equity in their homes. I agree w/ Rhodeislander, living east of the airport is a pain because of the traffic. I'd also have to say that in my opinion the Warwick PD is hands down the best in the state, always professional and always courteous.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: East Greenwich
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Realtor.com allows a search by zip code. Its a good start. Open houses are listed on RIliving.com, I would hit a few this weekend and see whats around.
Try the east side of Warwick Neck Ave, thats a pretty nice little area, and close to the water. West shore Rd is a tough road to travel daily however. The end of Ives rd, Potowomut area is very nice.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:19 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice. This responses to this post has been very helpful.

I am going to try to focus my search in Potowmut, Cowesett, Buttonwoods and Warwick neck. Time to start driving around.

Also, where does Potowomut end and East Greenwich begin?

Thanks.
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