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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
East Greenwich is a suburb of Providence with a population of 13,073. East Greenwich is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in East Greenwich offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In East Greenwich there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in East Greenwich and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in East Greenwich are highly rated.
About East Greenwich...
Population
13,073

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$429,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$874
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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East Greenwich Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    68.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    594.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in East Greenwich

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,125
National
$55,322

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This is a predominately white affluent suburb of Providence with mostly highly educated younger, family oriented adults (generally speaking). There is little crime here. Taxes are very high for the quality of services you receive. The schools, despite the ratings, leave a lot to be desired. I would expect newer more modern schools with a lot of extracurricular activities. The location is excellent though, easy commute north or south of Providence, waterfront in town, cute Main Street and shops, airport and train station (Boston) is 10-12 minutes away. Healthcare services and jobs are in town or an easy commute to Warwick, Providence, or South County. It is, in my opinion, the best location to live in the State for convenience and raising a family. Unfortunately you will be paying for this luxury. Hope this helped a bit and you will like it here.
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I would not recommend moving to East Greenwich. The schools are going downhill, the moms are mean, E.G. can be a revolving door for transplants buying a 'corporate' house then dumping it just a few months later so kids never have the same friends. Sense of community is void....the only and only.good thing is that I have always felt somewhat safe here. The School Committee and Town Counsel right alot...if you have school aged kids you will find your self stressed out all the time. Tons of favoritism in the schools. If you are not the favorite mom or if your kid isn't a favorite it will not be a fun time in E.G. for you. So much inequality. Good Luck!
I moved to East Greenwich 14 years ago. What I love about it are the schools which are really great and my kids have made friends with incredible young people! The Main Street is excellent with over 20 restaurants, bars and it's own Theater (live music, comedy, etc.). The crime is minimal - very few instances that I'm aware of and none that have impacted me directly.

Did I mention that East Greenwich is a waterfront town with Marinas and Restaurants lining Greenwich Cove? There is really a lot to love about living in "EG."