The coastal community of South Kingstown neighbors affluent residences like North Kingstown, Charlestown, Narragansett, Richmond, and Exeter, and it is just 32 miles from the bustling city of Providence.
South Kingstown offers a relaxed, sparse suburban feel, ideal for raising a family. In addition to the tranquil setting, the suburb boasts beautiful beaches, lush parks, high-ranked schools, historic downtown shops, and classy restaurants.
Houses in this wealthy, seaside community feature varying architectural designs, including the popular Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Victorian, and Modern styles. Regardless of the architectural style, homes in South Kingstown are designed to provide the very best amenities and finishes.
THINGS TO LOVE
- Centrally located to other prominent neighborhoods on Rhode Island
- Over 10 miles of scenic beaches
- Tranquil, suburban setting
- Access to well-regarded schools, eateries, and shops
- Easy commute to downtown Providence.
Living in the charming South Kingstown gives residents a unique rural-urban balance. They enjoy a calm, quiet atmosphere akin to that of rural residences and proximity to exclusive boutiques, shops, markets, parks, beaches, and restaurants similar to what you would get living in an urban neighborhood.
With a mix of single and multi-family houses, Kingstown is home to young families, most of them working or running businesses in Providence and nearby townships. This neighborhood is also a great fit for those who want a second home closer to picturesque beaches and other oceanside treasures.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
Diners and revelers in this upscale community enjoy their time at The Pub, an exclusive joint serving delectable entrees, sandwiches, omelets, seafood, salads, soups, and more. At this high-end restaurant, you can also order classic wines, beers, and cocktails. The Pub boasts a rooftop deck with beautiful views of sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and live performances to keep you entertained.
Besides The Pub, diners in this charming beachside neighborhood hang out at the Ocean Mist
, a spot that has featured prominently in South Kingstown’s entertainment and dining scene for over three decades. The restaurant has an extensive menu featuring chef-prepared entrees, tacos, grilled pizzas, appetizers, and bars. This joint holds live music performances from celebrated artists and bands on weekends to help you and your friends pass the weekend in style.
For fresh seafood, Jim’s Dock
and Matunuck Oyster Bar
take a top slot in this affluent neighborhood. Jim’s Dock, a popular waterside restaurant, serves favorites like lobster rolls, fresh shrimp, and tasty omelets in a dining room that offers excellent views of Point Judith. Its counterpart, Matunuck Oyster Bar, serves freshly prepared seafood garnished with locally cultivated ingredients. Like Jim’s Dock, the oyster bar is located in an area with the best ocean views.
The Wakefield Mall
, a premier Rhode Island shipping complex, is around three miles from South Kingstown. In the shopping facility, luxury outlets like Island Outfitters and Planet Fitness sell gourmet food, high-quality beauty products, and designer men’s and women’s wear.
THINGS TO DO
Every year, South Kingstown’s main street holds Oktoberfest, an event that unites neighbors and visitors alike. This annual event features many fun activities like live music performances, kid’s games, dancers, dining, and art displays to keep you and your family entertained.
, a coast guard lighthouse dating back to the 1800s, lies a short distance from the charming, beachside South Kingstown neighborhood. The lighthouse is a favorite hangout for residents who wish to enjoy beautiful views of the turquoise water, learn some history about the lighthouse, or enjoy casual strolls along the rocky beaches hosting this phenomenal lighthouse.
, Rhode Island’s largest fishing village, is a few minutes drive from South Kingstown. Here you can enjoy freshly prepared seafood at the local restaurants in this village. On the other hand, you can take a charter fishing vessel and join the village’s fishermen in fishing or take strolls on the village’s iconic beaches — Salty Brine
and Roger Wheeler