Category Archives: Rhode Island

skyline of Providence, Rhode Island

What You’ll Love About Rhode Island’s Smartest City

At 37 miles wide, and about 48 miles long, you could easily spend a day exploring the entire state and be home in time for dinner. From the outside, it seems like Rhode Island would fit on a postage stamp, but with all of its New England allure, gorgeous beaches, and collegiate brain power, the only way to experience the bigger picture is to see it from the inside. Home to an Ivy League crowd and incredible waterfront views, the capital city of Providence boasts more history, recreation, and entertainment than most cities twice its size.

Established in 1636, Providence is one of America’s oldest cities and filled with historic buildings and landmarks from the iconic grounds of Brown University to the colonial mansions of Benefits Street. Combining intellectual aptitude with classic New England beauty, this college town has a “cool” youthful vibe that perfectly compliments its centuries-old history and the stately architecture that surrounds it. Located 45 minutes from Boston, Providence is an intimate, and inviting city who’s 20.5 square mile stature gives visitors easy access to must-see destinations like the picturesque city of Newport, and is just an hour from the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast.

Rhode Island: The Tiny State That’s Big On Adventure

At only 37 miles wide, and 48 miles long, the enchanting New England state of Rhode Island is not only the smallest state in the U.S, but may just be the most charming one at that. Storybook towns, and an everyone knows everyone community atmosphere, shows big things really do come in small packages. Rhode Island’s population was a mere 1.055 in 2014 with just over 14% of residents being 65+. This little gem has a vibe that harkens back to the good old days that boomers, and retirees will find refreshing, and inviting.

Bordered by Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic, Rhode Island came into statehood on May 29, 1790, and is home to some of the top medical facilities in the country, taking education very seriously. The capital of Providence is home to Brown University, Providence College, and active adults with a passion for learning can take part in the lifelong education programs offered by Providence Public Library. Rhode Island may be tiny, but also boasts some big firsts like being where the first open golf event took place in 1895, the first polo game in 1876, and also happens to be where the Tennis Hall of Fame serves up sports history.

Champlin Woods Condominiums – The Newest Premier Resort Condominium in Southern Rhode Island

Champlin Woods Condominiums
128 Shore Road
Westerly, R.I. 02891
Website: champlinwoodscondos.com

Champlin Woods Condos, the newest premier resort condominium in Southern Rhode Island consists of 40 boutique year round or summer homes.

55+ Active Adults Experience a Lifestyle Change at Winnapaug Cottages

All of us need a change at some point in our lives. This need for a change, most often, comes up when we are of retirement age. Your change can be extremely effective if you moved into an active adult community. There are many active adult communities for you to choose from. One community all 55+ active adults can consider moving to, to experience a great lifestyle change is Winnapaug Cottages in Westerly, Rhode Island.

Champlin Woods Condos for Luxury Elevated Apartment Homes

Welcome to a NEW luxury development on the Rhode Island Shore between Watch Hill and Weekapaug. We are the sister development to Winnapaug Cottages and are located near 128 Shore Road, a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. We broke ground for the first elevated condo building this July and the first building of 8 units is already completely reserved. We are already taking reservations on the second building. The Champlin Woods Condo is 5 buildings with a total of 40 units. It is designed for fully independent living with concierge services. The buildings are three-story elevated buildings that each look much like a large seaside mansion.  

55+ Healthy Living – Walking that Extra Mile…..

Exercise is a major health booster and essential for seniors who wish to lead a healthy life. Yes, it’s true that exercise is good for you whether you are 8 or 80, but at 80 you will realize the benefits it brings to you while when we are young, we hardly realize the need for it. One of the best methods of exercising is walking. Walking, at a brisk pace, for at least half an hour a day has significant health improvements. It is an ideal form of cardio exercise that can be engaged in, even when you have various health concerns. For you, as an active adult, the health benefits of walking are immense.

Northeast United States

The Northeast region of the United States consists of eleven states.  The oldest and largest being the home of the Big Apple, officially known as The Empire State (New York).  Rhode Island is the smallest state in the northeast region.  Six states in the northeast are known together as the New England states.  These are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.  The Middle Atlantic States, which are the last five, comprise of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania.  The northeast part of the United States is connected in the north by Canada and east by the Atlantic Ocean. The American South borders the souththernmost part of the northeast region and the American Midwest borders the west.  More than 2/3 of the American population resides in the northeast region of the United States.  The northeast states are rich in history as all these states belonged to the Thirteen Colonies although Maine and Vermont were part of other colonies before independence.

Retire to Rhode Island and Experience All that the First State has to Offer

If you are an empty nester, looking for a place to settle down now that your responsibilities are over, and you no longer need to be based where your work is, you should consider Rhode Island as a place of retirement. Rhode Island is in the New England region and is an ideal place for 55+ active adults looking for adult living communities. You will find 20% of the country’s landmarks and 400 miles of coastline here. All types of watersports, such as boating, sailing, fishing etc. are yours and there to be enjoyed if you purchase a home in an Active Adult Community in Rhode Island.

Life in Rhode Island

Although Rhode Island is a small state, its environment couldn’t be more diverse. All the people of Rhode Island are dedicated to preserving their natural heritage and, as a result, you will find many activities that you can take part in and many things to do in Rhode Island. For example, the beaches in Rhode Island are spectacular. You will find more than 100 public and private beaches to enjoy a sunny, summer day on. There are many natural trails available all throughout the state to take advantage of offering great views and scenery that Rhode Island has while getting the exercise you need to keep fit and trim. If you are into bird watching, there are bird watching trails where you can observe more than 300 species of birds ranging from the Eurasian Wigeons to the Peregrine Falcons. Hikers can consider taking the hiking nature trails that will take them to open farmlands and dense woodlands. 

Rhode Island always has something interesting for its visitors and residents alike. There are fairs, carnivals, special events and concerts happening all year round. Another great reason for you to move to a senior living community in Rhode Island is golf. Rhode Island is home to some of the best golf course in New England. If you are interested in a golfing lifestyle, having a home within one of theRhode Island golf course communities should be considered. The state also boasts some of the best vineyards and wineries. You are sure to enjoy a day out visiting these wineries and sampling their excellent vintages.

Communities in Rhode Island

There are a number of active lifestyle communities in Rhode Island.  For example, Winnapaug Cottages in Westerly is a community of 60 condominium ranch style homes in a 135 acre nature preserve. It is located just one mile from the Atlantic Ocean. Homes in this community are priced at $550,000 to $1,250,000. Every home in this community is designed according to your exacting requirements. It is a maintenance-free, age restricted, luxurious community that you will at once happily consider if you visit it. 

Another community worth considering is the Stone Harbor Condominiums and Marina in Bristol, RI.This new and intimate condominium community of 81 homes is just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Newport. Homes in Stone Harbor are priced from $400,000. 

Bay Ridgein Middletown, RI offers its residents the ability to use the clubhouse, fitness center, pool, and bocce courts.  It offers ideal lifestyle opportunities in Middletown, RI for Active Adults 55 and better.  The gated community has just 45 brand new homes with floor plans from 1,581 to 2,280 square feet. All homes are Energy Star Rated and feature spacious and open floor plans. Each home has 2-3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, with single level or 2 level living options, plus full basements and 2 car garages as well as a range of standard features that will delight you.

Life will never be dull if you consider a home in this great state. There are many more active adult communities in Rhode Island. Some more of the communities are mentioned here:

If you have not found that ideal home you are looking for to settle down after 55+, so many options are yours to browse through, when you visit the national directory of communities at ActiveAdultLiving.com.  Visit this website for a comprehensive look at more than 5,800 communities that are specially geared for active adult senior residencies throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico.