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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Middletown

Middletown

Middletown sits quite literally in the middle of Aquidneck Island’s three municipalities, with Portsmouth to its north and Newport to its south. As part of the island, it is accessible to the mainland via the Claiborne Pell Bridge or the Mt. Hope Bridge at the northern tip of the island. Aquidneck Island is also accessible from Fall River and Tiverton via Route 24 over the Sakonnet River Bridge. Routes 138 (East Main Road) and 114 (West Main Road) are the main routes traveling north and south. The town offers a substantial amount of commercial activity and other services within relatively short distances.

Living in Middletown:

The town has a fairly balanced availability of single family and multi-family homes. The U.S. Navy still has a substantial presence, which lends the town’s breakdown of nearly half renters and owners.

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
Middletown/02842 $1,130 $1,273 $1,652 $2,334 $2,861 >$3,290 $3,719

RENTAL LIMITS

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

 

  Zip Code/Place Name
  Middletown/02842
0 BR $1,130
1 BR $1,273
2 BR $1,652
3 BR $2,334
4 BR $2,861
5 BR $3,290
6 BR $3,719

 

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

  • Route 24L / Providence/Newport (Connection can be made in Newport to the local routes)
  • Route 60 / Providence/Newport
  • Route 63 / Broadway/Middletown Shops
  • Route 64 / Newport/URI Kingston
  • Route 231 / Newport/Middletown Flex Zone

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (35 miles)—42 minutes
  • Warwick (28 miles)—45 minutes
  • Newport (4 miles)—10 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

 

Town Hall 350 East Main Road
401-842-6500
Library Middletown Library
700 West Main Road
Post Office 7 Commercial Blvd.
Police Department 123 Valley Rd.
Recycling Center NA. Curbside pickup.
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COMMUNITY CENTERS

Middletown Senior Center 670 Green End Ave.
401-849-8823
Eastbay Community Action – Lower Bay Region 19 Broadway, Newport
401- 847-7821
Nearest DHS Office:
Newport Regional Family Center
31 John Clarke Road
1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
Nearest SNAP Office:
Newport Regional Family Center
272 Valley Road, Ste 1
SNAP: 401-851-2100
YMCA
792 Valley Rd.

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD 

Shaw’s 71 East Main Road
Stop & Shop 1360 West Main Road
ALDI 890 West Main Road
Aquidneck Meat Market 800 Aquidneck Ave.
Nature’s Goodness Natural Food Store 510 East Main Rd.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 20 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd, Newport
St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry 5 Mann Ave., Newport
Eastbay Community Action Food Pantry 19 Broadway, Newport

 

PHARMACY

CVS 99 East Main Rd.
Walgreen’s 12 East Main Rd.

SHOPPING 

Nearest Walmart

199 Connell Hwy, Newport

EDUCATION

 

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

Infant Care Programs

Toddler Care Programs

Preschool Programs

After School Care Programs

4

5

See BrightStars for more information. 

Headstart Program: East Bay CAP program located at 740 West Main Rd.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

District report card site 

    RIDE Rating
Aquidneck School
Gr. PK-3
70 Reservoir Avenue ★★★☆☆
Forest Avenue School
Gr. K-3
315 Forest Avenue ★★★☆☆
Joseph H. Gaudet Learning Academy
Gr. 4
1113 Aquidneck Ave. ★★★☆☆
Joseph H. Gaudet School
Gr. 5-8
1113 Aquidneck Ave. ★★★☆☆
Middletown High School
Gr. 9-12  |  87% 4-year graduation rate
130 Valley Road ★★★★☆

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

All Saints STEAM Academy Gr. PK-8
St. George’s School Gr. 9-12

BANKS

BankNewport 528 West Main Rd.
Webster Bank 716 Aquidneck Ave.
BankRI 132 East Main Rd.
TD Bank 533 West Main Rd.
Citizens Bank 25 East Main Rd.
Citizens Bank at Stop & Shop 1360 West Main Road

MEDICAL SERVICES

Lifespan Urgent Care 1360 West Main Road
401-606-3110
Ocean State Urgent Care 67 Valley Road
401-847-4950
Southcoast Health Middletown Urgent Care 670 Aquidneck Ave #7
401-847-0519
Nearest Hospital:
Newport Hospital
20 Powel Ave., Newport
401-846-6400

 

 

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 6
Catholic + Episocal Church 3
Jewish Synagogue 1
Muslim Mosque South Kingstown (approx. 19 miles, 33-minute drive)

RECREATION

Middletown Parks and Recreation Department 

 

OUTDOOR SPACES 

Parks & Beaches listings

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Paradise Valley Park 
Howland Park
Linden Park
Middletown Valley Park
Second Beach
Third Beach
Surfer’s End Beach

 

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS 

Island Art Spot Weekly classes for all ages; school vacation camps; seasonal workshops and special events.
See Newport for additional nearby programs.  

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