poll: #3 East Greenwich: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013


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The 8th oldest community in the state, East Greenwich is the West Bay heavyweight with a quaint main street and its own underappreciated waterfront. Geographically located in the center of Rhode Island, the town provided a protected port in Narragansett Bay and became a center for fishing and shipbuilding. Today, East Greenwich remains a thriving town with a distinct and unique flair.

East Greenwich by the numbers

Established: 1677
Population: 13,146
Median household income: $96,591
Median housing price: $423,000

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 3
Affordability ranking: 34
Education ranking: 2
Economic Condition ranking: 7
Safety ranking: 11
Arts & Culture ranking: 13

Famous residents

Donald Carcieri, Governor of Rhode Island
Suzanne Carcieri, First Lady of Rhode Island
Debra Messing, actress
Mark Zito, radio host
Leeann Tingley, 2006 Miss Rhode Island USA
Robin Kall, columnist


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