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Old 05-24-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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Hello. We're seriously considering a move to East Greenwich - have visited, read previous postings about the town on this site, have checked Great Schools, etc. - but still have some questions/concerns and would truly appreciate any feedback! I grew up in RI but have not lived there since leaving college.

(1) We have elementary aged children so a great school system is a top priority. How are the schools in EG (great schools rates them highly but some mixed reviews here...) Frenchtown vs. Meadowbrook districts - which is better? Problems with bullying? This is further down the road for us but do EG high school students get into Ivy league and other top schools? (The high school does not post that info on their web site - requires a trip to EG for me to find out).

(2) Good neighborhoods (safe, lots of families, good resale value) in EG? (we're looking in the $700-$800K range)

(3) People happy in EG or looking to get out? Saw some news on NEIT moving in - any thoughts on how this will impact the town?

(4) Are there a lot of young families in town? Stay at home moms?

Thanks again!
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:38 AM
 
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NEIT? New England Integrated Technicians?
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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NEIT? New England Integrated Technicians?
Almost. New England Institute of Technology. They bought up some land in EG to build a new green campus.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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Hello. We're seriously considering a move to East Greenwich - have visited, read previous postings about the town on this site, have checked Great Schools, etc. - but still have some questions/concerns and would truly appreciate any feedback! I grew up in RI but have not lived there since leaving college.

(1) We have elementary aged children so a great school system is a top priority. How are the schools in EG (great schools rates them highly but some mixed reviews here...) Frenchtown vs. Meadowbrook districts - which is better? Problems with bullying? This is further down the road for us but do EG high school students get into Ivy league and other top schools? (The high school does not post that info on their web site - requires a trip to EG for me to find out).

(2) Good neighborhoods (safe, lots of families, good resale value) in EG? (we're looking in the $700-$800K range)

(3) People happy in EG or looking to get out? Saw some news on NEIT moving in - any thoughts on how this will impact the town?

(4) Are there a lot of young families in town? Stay at home moms?

Thanks again!
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115 Bailey Blvd East Greenwich 02818 1/4/2010 $860,000
10 Foster Way East Greenwich 02818 1/27/2010 $755,000
35 Romano Ct East Greenwich 02818 3/24/2010 $750,000
40 Bassett Cir East Greenwich 02818 3/31/2010 $700,000
35 Taggart Ct East Greenwich 02818 2/11/2010 $700,000
125 Fernwood Dr East Greenwich 02818 4/2/2010 $640,000
25 Boesch Farm Rd East Greenwich 02818 4/9/2010 $625,000
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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I lived in East Greenwich for several years, and North Kingstown before that.I believe that given what you have listed, EG is a good choice for you.

1) Yes, there are excellent walkable neighborhoods and as far as towns go you don't get much safer. Because of the medium income of EG, you would also tend to get, yes, quite a bit more stay-at-home parents. Homeowners associations and neighborhood groups are active depending on where you live.

2) The schools are among the better public systems in RI. I would consider East Greenwich to be on par, I would say, with any upmarket or upper middle class suburb and it shows in the involvement of parents and the general quality of the public education. Students do get into good colleges and universities.

3) I do not think there would be any significant difference in the experience between Meadowbrook and Frenchtown, really. Perhaps the student makeup of the Frenchtown School would be a bit wealthier (and that is TOTALLY subjective and my own opinion) only because the built-up area around Frenchtown is significantly newer than Meadowbrook and the housing stock somewhat more expensive. Meadowbrook contains some of the first, and older, postwar neighborhoods with smaller Cape Cod and Ranch-style homes whereas Frenchtown leans on the side of the newer, larger, more expensive custom-built homes and 'executive' subdivisions.

4) I highly doubt NEIT will negatively affect most of residential East Greenwich at all. Some of the residents of the subdivisions nearest the land NEIT has purchased may have some concerns about traffic, but in Rhode Island everyone complains about the 'traffic impact' when commuter traffic here isn't going to change much at rush hour whether they build it or not. You don't see people asking that we close the beaches or Newport on a summer Saturday morning because of the traffic.

Anyway, the school will be so close to Route 95 and other already-constructed light industrial and commercial properties close by that, if anything, its new 'green campus' will likely be a welcome addition and beautification to what was a golf course and former fairgrounds.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:05 AM
 
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All I can tell you is my sister-in-law and her family moved there (from another part of RI) a couple of years ago and they really like it. They no longer pay for private tuition and send their son to the public school.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:04 PM
 
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yea but you know what east greenwich is a ticking time bomb. eventually east greenwich will turn into a place like central falls and woonsocket. don't believe me. oh it will happen. and when it does im gonna laugh. im gonna point and laugh
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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To be blunt, if you're looking to spend 700,000 to 800,000 for a house in RI there's not a chance that you'll end up in a bad neighborhood. Anywhere.

But yes, East Greenwich is a fine and safe town, with a good school system. I think no matter where you end up, you'll be in a good neighborhood with a good school. The top high schools in the state are generally considered to be Barrington, East Greenwich, Narragansett and Classical - order changes depending on the year and the ranker.

NEIT shouldn't affect anything. It's a self contained campus on the outskirts of town on a commercial road. I would think it's got to be better for the town's tax base than the empty fairgrounds it replaced.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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North Kingstown is less pretentious and more down-to-earth than East Greenwich, for sure. Less expensive, too.
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