Rhode Island Retirement Communities

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Rhode Island retirement communities for 55+ are located near ocean, beaches and bays.  Providence is a city that maintains a small college town feeling.  Three great colleges are located here:  Brown, Rhode Island School of Design and Johnson & Wales culinary. 

New England homes with 18th century architecture can be seen throughout downtown Providence and Newport.  

55+ homes by the Atlantic Ocean shore in Rhode Island..

  • Winnapaug Cottages - Westerly - Luxurious detached homes on condominium land.  140-acre preserve on Shore Road, minutes from beaches. Homes were from $800's. Sold out.  Resales, if any, are listed on website.  128 Shore Rd., Westerly - 860-437-7005 
  • Champlin Woods - sister development to Winnapaug Cottages - new condos (some great views) from mid-$400,000's  to over $1 Mil - Between Watch Hill and Weekapaug - Small community of 5 buildings - 1 mile to Atlantic Ocean - 46 miles to Providence - Clubhouse and much more.  Sold. 128 Shore Rd., Westerly - See local Realtors. 
  • Wakefield Meadows in Wakefield. Price: $$$ Were from $350,995 - large homes one mile to ocean amenities.  Approx. 40 minutes to Providence.  Started mid-$300's.
    115 Hampton Way - Sold out - check for resales
  • Bayridge Condos - Middletown, Newport area - 345 Forest Ave. - Clubhouse and recreation. 2 miles to beaches. Views of Newport Bridge.  Medium to large homes by Greenhill Builders.  Sold out. 60 units

Retirement Communities in Rhode Island with waterfront views on the Bay:

  • Villages on Mount Hope Bay - Luxurious townhomes and mid-rise condos on the waterfront - Amenities include clubhouse, pool, tennis, pond.  Contemporary-styled. From $400's and up. 120 Schooner Dr., Tiverton - 401-624-1300

55+ co-op in Providence:

Outstanding lifetime learning from programs at Brown University with Laurelmead senior co-op:

Laurelmead community in Providence RI

Laurelmead Retirement Community - Providence - Excellent continuing ed program with Brown U and other special programs worth checking out. Cooperative, which means you own your apartment home. 23-acre wooded site in Providence. 

Providence is a college town bustling with activity, historic architecture and quaint shops.  Apartments start mid-$100's and up (verify). Laurelmead
Diane at 401-273-9550/800-286-9550; Open by Appt.

In West Warwick in Providence:

Location - Location - Location!

Rendering of Matteson Ridge condo units in triplex building in West Warwick, RIRender of Matteson Ridge Condo units in Triplex building

New Matteson Ridge - Condo triplex from $330's - Features include 2 bedrooms/2 baths, sunroom, den option, luxury finishings, 1-car garage (verify features).  Make an appointment now to view floorplans.  171 Greenbush Rd., W. Warwick -  401-615-3400

Multigenerational Community with casita:

  • Reynolds Farm - Sold out.  By H A Fisher Homes - Single family homes and condos.  They offer in some plans casitas.  A casita is a separate unit, usually attached, to the main house for elderly, guests, returning children, etc.  Multigenerational community. 20 miles to Providence and on the bay at North Kingstown.  Prices started mid-$300's.  401-681-2538

Independent Living Communities for seniors:

  • The Village at Waterman Lake - You can live independently and have assisted living available if necessary.  Apartment lifestyle with services.  Amenities include many social activities, spa facilities, chauffeured transportation, excursions, putting greens etc. Monthly rental.  Rural area     12 miles to Providence.
    715 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI - 401-949-1333

An affordable retirement community in Providence:

  • Charlesgate - A wonderful location in downtown Providence.  Independent living with assisted services available. Walk to Providence Place Mall. Studio, 1 and 2-bedroom affordable apartments.
    100 Randall St., Providence - 401-453-9300

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Northern Rhode Island

Laurelwood - North Smithfield - Low maintenance condo community on 58 acres of duplex homes in 81 buildings.  Planned Community Center with social and recreational activities. Hiking trails. Large lots. One hour to Providence.  
170 Providence Pike, North Smithfield - See local Realtors

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