Guide to Rhode Island Communities

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North Kingstown

North Kingstown is the second most populous town in South (Washington) County, but its proximity to the center of the state and its significant job center at Quonset Point makes it a highly livable community. Its major routes include Route 1 (north-south), locally known as Tower Hill Road/Post Road; Route 4 (north-south through the top half of the town), locally known as Colonel Rodman Highway; and Route 138 (east-west), which leads to Jamestown and Newport to the east. Its most well-known and historic village is Wickford, but its major shopping areas are along Post Road (Route 1) and the highway interchange at Route 4 and Ten Rod Road. North Kingstown is also home Wickford Junction, which is the last stop on the MBTA Commuter Line to Boston.

Living in North Kingstown:

About one-quarter of North Kingstown’s housing is multi-family and nearly one-third of its residents are renters. It is a desirable community for its central location, job center, as well as its well-regarded school system.

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
North Kingstown/02853 $1,045 $1,177 $1,419 $1,760 $2,123 $2,442 $2,760
Saunderstown/02874 $1,188 $1,331 $1,595 $1,991 $2,365 $2,720 $3,075
Slocum/02877 $1,089 $1,221 $1,474 $1,837 $2,200 $2,530 $2,860

RENTAL LIMITS

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

Zip Code/Place Name
North Kingstown/02853
0 BR $1,045
1 BR $1,177
2 BR $1,419
3 BR $1,760
4 BR $2,123
5 BR $2,442
6 BR $2,760
Saunderstown/02874
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
Slocum/02877
0 BR $1,089
1 BR $1,221
2 BR $1,474
3 BR $1,837
4 BR $2,200
5 BR $2,530
6 BR $2,860

 

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

  • Route 60 Express Service to both Providence and Newport
  • Route 61X Express Service to other East Bay locations, including Tiverton, and to Providence Stops at Park & Ride at White Church, 416 County Road

MBTA Commuter Rail

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (10 miles)—15 minutes
  • Warwick (20 miles)—30 minutes
  • Newport (20 miles)—40 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall

100 Fairway Drive 401-294-3331
Library

North Kingstown Free Library 100 Boone St.

Davisville Free Library 481 Davisville Rd.

Post Office 1775 Post Rd.
Police Department 8116 Post Rd.
Recycling Center 345 Devil’s Foot Rd.

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Tri-County Community Action Agency – Southern Region 1935 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879 401-789-3016
Cold Spring Community Center

36 Beach St.

YMCA – South County

165 Broad Rock Rd, South Kingstown

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

4808 Tower Hill Rd. Wakefield 1-401-782-4300 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD

Stop & Shop (2)

1300 Ten Rod Road

90 Frenchtown Road

Dave’s Marketplace (2)

125 Tower Hill Road

105 Gate Road

North Kingstown Food Pantry

445 School St.

 

PHARMACY

Walgreen’s 1031 Ten Rod Rd.
63 Brown St.
7691 Post Rd.
5945 Frenchtown Rd.

CVS

6495 Post Rd.
4255 Quaker Lane

Walmart Pharmacy

1031 Ten Rod Rd

SHOPPING

Nearest Walmart Supercenter

1031 Ten Rod Rd
Shops at Quonset 84 Gate Rd.

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Infant Care Programs

Toddler Care Programs Preschool Programs

After School Care Programs

4

6

11

6

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

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

  • Headstart Programs (Tri-County CAP operates a program at 415 Tower Hill Road.)

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District Report Card from RI Department of Education 

 

    RIDE Rating
Fishing Cove Elementary School (Gr. PK-5)

110 Wickford Point Road

★★★★☆

Forest Park Elementary School (Gr. K-5)

50 Woodlawn Drive

★★★★☆

Hamilton Elementary School (Gr. K-5) 25 Salisbury Avenue

★★★★☆ 

Stony Lane Elementary School (Gr. K-5)

825 Stony Lane

★★★★☆

Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School (Gr. K-5)

166 Mark Drive

★★★☆☆

Davisville Middle School  (Gr. 6-8) 200 School St.

★★☆☆☆

Wickford Middle School (Gr. 6-8) 50 Tower Hill Road

★★★★★

North Kingstown Senior High School (Gr. 9-12)

150 Fairway Drive

★★★★★

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

West Bay Christian Academy

Gr. PK-8

BANKS

BankRI 1140 Ten Rod Road

BankNewport

1350 Ten Rod Road

Citizens Bank

5943 Post Rd.
100 Frenchtown Rd.
1300 Ten Rod Rd.

Centreville Bank 234 West Main St.
Ocean State Credit Union 7373 Post Rd.
People’s Credit Union 7490 Post Rd.

Webster Bank

1041 Ten Rod Road

Washington Trust

7625 Post Rd.

MEDICAL SERVICES

North Kingstown Medical
Walk-in

7260 Post Road

Wickford Junction Medical Walk-in

1051 Ten Rod Road

South County Hospital

100 Kenyon Ave., South Kingstown
(Approx. 11 miles, 17-minute drive)

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 10
Catholic + Episcopal Church 3
Nearest Synagogue: East Greenwich (approx. 9 miles, 16-mintue drive)
Nearest Mosque: South Kingstown (approx. 10 miles, 17-minute drive)

RECREATION

North Kingstown Parks and Recreation Department

OUTDOOR SPACES

North Kingstown Town Beach
Wilson Park
Casey Farm
John H. Chafee Rome Point Preserve
Belleville Pond
Calf Pasture Point Beach

 

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS

Wickford Art Association

– Classes and appreciation of art for all ages

Rhode Island Youth Theatre

– Formerly known as Fantasy Works, is an award-winning, non-profit, youth theatre company.

North Kingstown Arts Council

–To promote, encourage, and support the performing and visual arts while developing public awareness and interest in various art forms.

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

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