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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

South Kingstown 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
    32
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    3
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204
    500
  • Theft
    551
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,801
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I honestly love my town as a whole. South Kingstown is mostly a seaside community in Rhode Island that has a Florida or California feel in the summer. There are a bunch of small villages that offer different things. Peacedale and Wakefield are a the major downtown scene built in the early 1800s. Matununk is the most beauty coastal area where there are a lot of different seafood places including the Matununk Oyster Bar to top rated oyster bar in the nation. It also has great surfing spots and beautiful state and private beaches at inexpensive prices. In Kingston there is the University of Rhode Island and the currently ranked no13 Rhode Island Rams Mens Basketball Team. The town is only 45min from the capital in providence and 20min from historic Newport. Down the coast New York City is only three hours.
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South Kingstown is the closest town to the University of Rhode Island. As such, the autumn and winter months are full of young college students, and the summer months are full of tourists (it is close to the popular RI beaches). Due to its quaint New England charm, proximity to the ocean and URI, the cost of housing is pretty high, when compared to the rest of the state. However, the schools are pretty good, the few restaurants that are there are pretty good, and there isn't that much crime. Even though there are a lot of college students, it tends to be a mostly white town- very few black, brown, or hispanic people.
I love the town of South Kingstown. The community is very strong and always comes together in times of need. I spent my time in the South Kingstown school district my whole life and enjoyed my time there. The summer time in the this town is my favorite though because of how much there is to do and how close to the beaches it is. I would high recommend people to visit this is amazing little town!