poll: #4 North Kingstown: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013


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North Kingstown is one of the few communities in Rhode Island that combine small water front villages and military/industrial sites with historic homes. This South County community is not only the birthplace of perhaps the most famous early American portrait artist but also the town where you’ll find the state's most famous doughnut shop. Known as a sea town for its natural harbor, North Kingstown is famous for its sailing culture and summer resorts with old churches and nostalgic shops.

North Kingstown by the numbers

Established: 1641
Population: 26,486
Median household income: $78,369
Median housing price: $238,000

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 4
Affordability ranking: 22
Education ranking: 14
Economic Condition ranking: 19
Safety ranking: 24
Arts & Culture ranking: 3

Famous residents

Gilbert Stuart, portrait artist


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