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Narragansett, Rhode Island
Narragansett, Rhode Island |

Narragansett, Rhode Island


This two-bedroom, two-bath town house is just a five-minute stroll to the beach, says Ray Mott, broker/owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby's International Realty.

Built in 1999, the New England-style cedar-shingle town house has a white picket fence, two brick patios and a lovely garden, he says.

Inside, the 1,682-square-foot home has an open living and dining room with a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows and french doors to a patio. The eat-in kitchen with a sunny bay window overlooks the second patio, Mott says.

A little about Narragansett

Narragansett is an old fishing community that became a popular tourist spot in the 1880s, thanks in part to its Gilded Age casinos and the pier, says Laureen Koch, Realtor with Lila Delman Real Estate in Narragansett. As a result, the town has a lot of great architecture, she says.

And the average home sale is $458,432, according to

In the 21st century, the town "remains the perfect escape," says van der Meer, formerly of Coastal Living.

"It's very relaxed," she says.

These days, Narragansett is also a foodie favorite, known for restaurants and fresh seafood, as well as a lively arts scene. "It's a pretty busy place year-round," says Koch.


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