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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Narragansett

Narragansett sits at the very southeastern tip of the mainland of Rhode Island. It is known for its beaches and is a popular tourist destination in the summer when its population swells significantly. The town is geographically bisected where the Narrow River flows into Narragansett Bay. Much of the town is considered protected coastal land, but it has a town center and business district at the northern end of its southern half, very near the Town Beach.

Living in Narragansett:

The combination of its coastal protections and summer tourism makes for significant competition for affordable rentals in Narragansett. However, there are scattered modest neighborhoods throughout the town due to the presence of the fishing industry.

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

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Zip Code/Place Name 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 5 BR 6 BR
02882/Narragansett $1,070 $1,220 $1,460 $1,820 $2,160 $2,484 $2,808
strong>02874/Saunderstown $1,188 $1,331 $1,595 $1,991 $2,365 $2,720 $3,075

RENTAL LIMITS

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

  Zip Code/Place Name
  02882/ Narragansett
0 BR $1070
1 BR $1220
2 BR $1460
3 BR $1820
4 BR $2160
5 BR $2484
6 BR $2808
  02874/ Saunderstown
0 BR $1,188
1 BR $1,331
2 BR $1,595
3 BR $1,991
4 BR $2,365
5 BR $2,720
6 BR $3,075

 

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

  • Route 14 / West Bay (service from Newport to Providence)
  • Route 66 / URI/Galilee
  • Route 64 / Newport/URI Kingston (service from Newport to Kingston Train Station)
  • Route 203 / Narragansett/South Kingstown Flex Service

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (30 miles)—40 minutes
  • Warwick (24 miles)—36 minutes
  • Newport (14 miles)—24 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall

25 Fifth Ave.
401-789-1044
Library Maury Loontjens Memorial Library
Post Office 15 Memorial Square
Police Department 40 Caswell St.
Recycling Center

The Town of Narragansett does not provide solid waste or recycling collection. Residents have the option of contracting with a licensed hauler or taking their trash and recyclables to the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station in South Kingstown.

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Narragansett Senior Center
– Many daily activities, monthly day trips and extended trips, low cost lunch program

53 Mumford Road
401-782-0675

Community Center
– Same as Senior Center. Available for room rentals; no programming.

53 Mumford Road
401-782-0675

YMCA – South County 

165 Broad Rock Rd, South Kingstown

DHS & SNAP Offices – South County Regional Family Center (Stedman Center)

4808 Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield
DHS: 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
SNAP: 1-401-782-4300

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD

Stop & Shop

66 Point Judith Rd.

Roch’s Fresh Food Market

1183 Boston Neck Rd.

St. Peter by the Sea Food Distribution Center 72 Central St., Narragansett Pier

PHARMACY 

CVS 1123 Boston Neck Rd.
Walgreens 1193 Boston Neck Rd.


SHOPPING

Nearest Walmart Supercenter 1031 Ten Rod Rd
North Kingstown

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Infant Care Programs Toddler Care Programs Preschool Programs After School Care Programs
2 2 5 4

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

The following providers accept the RI Child Care Assistance Program subsidy:

  • Headstart Programs (available through East Bay CAP)

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District Report Card from RI Department of Education

 

    RIDE Rating
Narragansett Elementary School
(Grades PK-4)
55 Mumford Rd.

★★★★☆

Narragansett Pier School
(Grades 5-8)

235 South Pier Rd.

★★★☆☆

Narragansett High School
(Grades 9-12)

245 South Pier Rd.

★★★★☆ 

 

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Quest Montessori School Grades PK-8
Middlebridge School

Grades 9-12

BANKS

BankNewport 90 Point Judith Rd.
Citizens Bank

10 Woodruff Ave.
91 Point Judith Rd.

Centreville Bank

1115 Boston Neck Rd.

Washington Trust

20 Point Judith Rd.
885 Boston Neck Rd.

MEDICAL SERVICES

Coastal Medical- Narragansett Family Medicine 360 Kingstown Rd Ste 200
South County Walk-in & Primary Care Inc 360 Kingstown Rd Ste 104

North Kingstown Medical Walk-in

7260 Post Rd.
North Kingstown
401-294-8200
(12mi – 21 minute drive)

Wickford Junction Medical Walk-in

1051 Ten Rod Rd.
North Kingstown
(12mi – 20 minute drive)

Nearest hospital:
South County Hospital

100 Kenyon Ave.
South Kingstown(Wakefield)
401-782-8020
(4 mi – 9 minute drive)

 

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 3
Catholic + Episcopal Church 4
Jewish Synagogue 1
Muslim Mosque (1)
South Kingstown
Mormon Temple 1

RECREATION

Narragansett Parks and Recreation Department

 

OUTDOOR SPACES

Canonchet Farm

Crooked Brook

Fishermans Memorial State Park
Dominic Christofaro Park

Scarborough State Beach

Narragansett Town Beach

Roger Wheeler State Beach

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS

Create Color Art Studio

– Family friendly painting and craft venue 

91 Point Judith Rd.

For additional nearby programs, please see North Kingstown and South Kingstown.

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