Sandy Bliven - RE/MAX South County



Posted by Sandy Bliven on 9/13/2018

When you’re searching for a place to live if you have kids, or even if you’re planning on having kids in the future, the neighborhood you choose is of concern. When you’re single, it’s easy to fill your desire for the city. You live near bars, clubs, conveniences, and more. Once you start thinking with a family in mind, your ideas shift. 


So, if you’re looking for a neighborhood with children in mind, where do you start? Read on to discover the top priorities of a kid-friendly property search. 


The Schools


Most parents put a lot of consideration into where their children will go to school. Many resources allow you to research different school districts. You can also visit schools in person, or talk to other parents and see their opinion of the local schools for specific neighborhoods. 


The Safety Of The Area


Whether you have kids or not, you want to know that the area you’re going to live in is safe. Before you select a neighborhood to live in, you’ll want to research the crime rates in the area. You might assume that individual cities and towns have better crime rates than others, but you may be surprised. Ask your local real estate agent for more information on local crime rates and how to research them. 


Sense Of Community


If you are moving with kids or planning on having a family anytime soon, you’ll want to have a supportive community surrounding you. Having a community means that there are other families around with children. This way, it will be easier for you to build a network of other moms who are in the same stage as you. Some things to consider are:


Are there sidewalks in the neighborhood?

Is there a lot of traffic in the area?

Are there places for kids to play nearby? 

Do you see families out for a walk together?


Answering these questions will give you an idea of how family-friendly your neighborhood will be. Sidewalks make the area accessible for kids to go and hang out with their friends safely. Parks and playground are not only a great place to play for kids but a great place to meet other parents. If a neighborhood has the things that you want for your family, chances are, many other families in the area feel the same way. 


Choosing a neighborhood can be difficult, but with a little research and groundwork, you’ll be able to select an excellent place for your family to live.   






Posted by Sandy Bliven on 9/12/2018


73 Tower ST, Westerly RI, 02891

Single-Family

$219,900
Price

2
Beds Total
45
Numberof Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This bungalow is a sweet starter home! There are 2 bedrooms and a beautiful, cozy sun room. Hardwood floors, one car garage and fire pit, Windows have some peeling paint, garage paint peeling, wrapped asbestos in basement. The seller is in process of updating heating system, seller would offer, choice of oil heat or gas heat. City water and sewer. Nice location, close to school, downtown, RT 78, and I-95, minutes to the beach. Seller offering a one year home warranty with full price offer. Walk to shopping, quaint eateries, Wilcox Park, the Colonial Theater and more. ----------------------------------------------------------------- "Westerly, RI has become known as a community with strong support for the arts. Beautiful Wilcox Park next to the library in downtown is the site of the free "Shakespeare in the Park" each summer. There are performing arts theaters, a very active artists' cooperative, and a wide variety of community events each year. Westerly is located next door to Stonington, CT, and is bounded by Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its' beautiful beaches. Watch Hill is a well-known waterfront resort community, boasting the oldest carousel in America. It offers magnificent "cottages", lovely white beaches, great shopping, and a breathtaking natural preserve, Napatree Point, that is a popular spot for hiking, fishing, bathing, and boating. You'll see some spectacular yachts in this harbor..
Open House
Saturday
September 15 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This bungalow is a sweet starter home! There are 2 bedrooms and a beautiful, cozy sun room. Hardwood floors, one car garage and fire pit, Windows have some peeling paint, garage paint peeling, wrapped asbestos in basement. The seller is in process of updating heating system, seller would offer, choice of oil heat or gas heat. City water and sewer. Nice location, close to school, downtown, RT 78, and I-95, minutes to the beach. Seller offering a one year home warranty with full price off
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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 9/12/2018


26 Link LANE, Richmond RI, 02832

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

3
Beds Total
7
Numberof Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
LOOKING FOR A NEW OWNER: I'm a 14-year-old purebread Colonial, reflecting a proud New England heritage. I enjoy basking in the warmth of a South County summer day, then letting the cool nighttime breezes dance through my open windows. I love to listen to the Beaver River babble after the spring rains, and hear the honking of migrating geese in the fall before they land in a nearby cornfield. When the brilliant autumn leaves finally give it up to winter, I like to stand strong against the Nor'easters that sometimes blanket the river in snow and near deafening silence. I know my sole owners, who have cared or me well will miss me, but they are getting up there in human years and have decided to downsize and move to another state. And I will definitely miss them: how they used to sit at the kitchen island in the evening, discussing their respective days over a glass of wine; their loud shouts from the finished game room downstairs as they played a ridiculously competitive game of Foosball; their focus and contemplation during a game of Scrabble on a winter's afternoon, the crackling of the flames inside the marble fireplace punctuating the quiet; their raucous laughter as they tossed horseshoes out back, mercifully shielded from the neighbors' view by the tall pines. "Paradise" was a word I heard them use often. Come take a look. I might just be the one you've been waiting for.
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Sunday
September 16 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 9/12/2018


25 White Birch CIR, Scituate RI, 02831

Single-Family

$639,900
Price

3
Beds Total
9
Numberof Rooms
3
Baths
Custom-built Shingle-style Stunner in Knight Farms. Architect designed with attention to detail, this home looks and feels brand-new! Abundant windows maximize natural light for a bright & sunny ambiance. Custom cherry/granite kitchen with loads of counters and cabinets, spacious dining room w/built-in hutch and service, formal living room, open family room w/ vaulted ceiling and the gorgeous stone fireplace is a focal point throughout the main living areas. First floor private Master suite, laundry, and a separated guest room & bath. The main staircase leads to 2 more bedrooms, an open sitting room, full bath and a walk-in storage area. Need a quiet place to work or play? There's a hidden stairway leading to a warm & spacious office/game room above the 2-3 bay garage. Extra features include tons of closets, Central & Hydro Air, whole house generator ready, under ground lawn sprinklers and an acre of lush, manicured grounds. Bosch and GE Profile appliances, 1st floor master bedroom, Viessmann boiler, AdvanTex septic system, shed filled with firewood. This is a serene location, just over the Western Cranston line, within a very short drive to all conveniences and commuter routes. This Storybook Home is truly a Must-See !
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 25 White Birch CIR, Scituate RI, 02831    Get Directions

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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 9/12/2018


26 Link LANE, Richmond RI, 02832

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

3
Beds Total
7
Numberof Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
LOOKING FOR A NEW OWNER: I'm a 14-year-old purebread Colonial, reflecting a proud New England heritage. I enjoy basking in the warmth of a South County summer day, then letting the cool nighttime breezes dance through my open windows. I love to listen to the Beaver River babble after the spring rains, and hear the honking of migrating geese in the fall before they land in a nearby cornfield. When the brilliant autumn leaves finally give it up to winter, I like to stand strong against the Nor'easters that sometimes blanket the river in snow and near deafening silence. I know my sole owners, who have cared or me well will miss me, but they are getting up there in human years and have decided to downsize and move to another state. And I will definitely miss them: how they used to sit at the kitchen island in the evening, discussing their respective days over a glass of wine; their loud shouts from the finished game room downstairs as they played a ridiculously competitive game of Foosball; their focus and contemplation during a game of Scrabble on a winter's afternoon, the crackling of the flames inside the marble fireplace punctuating the quiet; their raucous laughter as they tossed horseshoes out back, mercifully shielded from the neighbors' view by the tall pines. "Paradise" was a word I heard them use often. Come take a look. I might just be the one you've been waiting for.
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Sunday
September 16 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 26 Link LANE, Richmond RI, 02832    Get Directions

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