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poll: #11 Exeter: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


What is the best thing about Exeter?

This quiet rural community is known not only for being the home of Rhode Island’s only ski area but also for having good business of educating children and providing safe, affordable places to live, work, and raise families. Surrounded by a quaint and sprawling countryside, Exeter is mostly a rural, residential area. The town’s natural beauty complemented with wooded hills, crystal streams, and large population of wildlife make it a pleasant and quiet place to reside.

Exeter by the numbers

Established: 1641
Population: 6,425
Median household income: $102,550
Median housing price: $322,500

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 11
Affordability ranking: 11
Education ranking: 8
Economic Condition ranking: 3
Safety ranking: N/A*
Arts & Culture ranking: 23

Famous residents

Mercy Brown, alleged vampire

*The FBI did not possess crime data for Exeter.


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