Guide to Rhode Island Communities

Housing Choice Voucher Program

 

 As an RIHousing Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holder, you have the ability to choose a rental home in one of 19 Rhode Island communities in 46 zip code areas across the state. We have created this guide to provide you with an overview of living in any of those communities. With a Housing Choice Voucher, you are required to pay 30-40% of your income towards rent. RIHousing will pay the balance of the rental payment directly to your landlord.

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Exeter

Exeter

Exeter, located in Washington County, is one of Rhode Island’s more rural towns, with a landscape of woodlands and farmlands. The western part of town is largely open space, with rural residential development in the eastern part of town. Its eastern and southeastern borders with North Kingstown and South Kingstown provide connections to commercial and other activities that are not provided within the town. Its major arteries are Route 2 (also known as South County Trail, in the southeast); Route 102 (also known as Ten Rod Road, traveling east-west); and Route 3 (also known as Nooseneck Hill Road, traveling north-south). 1-95 also runs north­ south through the middle of town, with Exit 5A connecting to Route 102 South. 

Living in Exeter:

Most of Exeter’s housing stock was developed in the 1970s and 1980s as large-lot single family homes. There is a small amount of rental stock, including a couple of mobile home parks.

TO USE YOUR VOUCHER HERE, THE TOTAL RENT CANNOT EXCEED:

Zip Code/Place Name 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 5 BR 6 BR
Exeter/02822 $979 $1,100 $1,320 $1,639 $1,969 $2,265 $2,560

RENTAL LIMITS

TO USE YOUR VOUCHER HERE, THE TOTAL RENT CANNOT EXCEED:

 

  Zip Code/Place Name
  Exeter/02822
0 BR $979
1 BR $1,100
2 BR $1,320
3 BR $1,639
4 BR $1,969
5 BR $2,265
6 BR $2,560

 

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (25 miles)—30 minutes
  • Warwick (15 miles)—23 minutes
  • Newport (16 miles)—25 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall 

675 Ten Rod Road
(401) 295-7500

Library 

773 Ten Rod Rd

Post Office 

260 S County Trail

Police Department 

No local police department; State Police only
Recycling Center 890 Ten Rod Road

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Tri-County Community Action Agency – Southern Region
– Coordinate over 50 programs and services offering assistance throughout every stage of life; from pregnancy and early childhood development, to senior and disabled services.
1935 Kingstown Road, Wakefield
401-789-3016
Exeter Grange
Community Center
469 Ten Rod Road
Nearest DHS & SNAP Offices:
Warwick DHS
195 Buttonwoods Ave.
1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
Nearest YMCA
Depending on where in Exeter you live, the nearest YMCAs are in Coventry or Wyoming (Richmond).
2093 Harkney Hill Rd, Coventry

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD 

There are no grocery stores in Exeter. Depending on where you live in Exeter you will either want to go east to North Kingstown or southwest to Richmond.

Stop & Shop 3 Stilson Rd, Richmond
Stop & Shop 1300 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown
New Hope Chapel Pantry 80 Richmond Townhouse Rd, Carolina (Richmond/Charlestown)

PHARMACY

CVS 1187 North Main St., Wyoming (Richmond)
Walmart Pharmacy 1031 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown

SHOPPING 

Walmart Supercenter 1031 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown

EDUCATION

 

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

For a full list of care providers, visit www.brightstars.org. 

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

District report card site 

 

    RIDE Rating
Mildred E. Lineham School
PK
859 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich Insufficient data for rating
Wawaloam School
Gr. K-1
100 Victory Highway

★★★★☆

Metcalf School
Gr. 2-6
30 Nooseneck Hill Road

★★★☆☆

Exeter-West Greenwich Regional High School
Gr. 7-8
930 Nooseneck Hill Road West Greenwich

★★★☆☆

Exeter-West Greenwich Regional Junior High School
Gr. 9-12
930 Nooseneck Hill Road West Greenwich ★★★★☆

 

BANKS

There are no banks in Exeter. Depending on where you live in Exeter you will either want to go east to North Kingstown or southwest to Richmond.

MEDICAL SERVICES

North Kingstown Medical Walk-in 7260 Post Road, North Kingstown
401-294-8200
Wickford Junction Medical Walk-in 1051 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown
401-294-8200
Ocean State Urgent Care 982 Tiogue Avenue, Coventry
401-821-6800
Nearest hospital:
South County Hospital,
100 Kenyon Ave., Wakefield
(401) 782-8020

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 5
Catholic + Episcopal Church 1
Jewish Synagogue East Greenwich, approx. 15 miles
Muslim Mosque South Kingstown

RECREATION

No Parks and Recreations Department for Exeter

 

OUTDOOR SPACES 

Arcadia Management Area
Beach Pond
Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
Yawgoo Valley

 

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