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poll: New Shoreham #28: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

 

What’s the best thing about New Shoreham (Block Island)?


A true jewel set just 13 miles off Rhode Island's southern shoreline, this charming, still-rustic island draws sailors, beachlovers, and even celebrities to its verdant hills and hollows. Even though Block Island is nearly 10 square miles of heaven to visit, New Shoreham has problems with affordability. The city still maintains a beautiful scenic view of broad hotels that stand along the waterfront that remind of the love affair with New Shoreham, and Block Island as a whole.

New Shoreham by the numbers

Established: 1664
Population: 1,051
Median household income: $88,750
Median housing price: $970,000

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 28
Affordability ranking: 39
Education ranking: 17
Economic condition ranking: 2
Safety ranking: 3
Arts & Culture ranking: 17 (T)

Famous residents:

William Stringfellow, attorney and radical Anglican theologian
Kenneth Bacon, Department of Defense spokesman who later served as president of Refugees International
Jens Risom, Danish-American furniture designer
Christopher Walken, American actor
 

 

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