Rhode Island Reviews


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Rhode Island is a small state located in the northeastern region of the United States. It is known for its beautiful coastline, colonial towns, and rich history. With a population of just over 1 million people, Rhode Island is the smallest state in terms of land area. Despite its size, it offers a unique living experience for its residents.

Summary: Many individuals have shared their experiences living in Rhode Island on BestPlaces.net, providing valuable insights for those considering moving to this state. Overall, the reviews mention Rhode Island's charm, quaint towns, and close-knit communities. However, some also highlight the high cost of living and limited job opportunities.

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1. "Rhode Island is a hidden gem on the east coast. The small towns and close-knit communities make it feel like a small town no matter where you are. The beaches are beautiful and there is always something to do, especially during the summer. I love living here." - Jen W.

2. "I've lived in Rhode Island my whole life and while it has its charms, it also has its downsides. The cost of living is high and it can be difficult to find good job opportunities. However, the historical sites and beautiful scenery make it worth it for me." - Mark D.

3. "As a retiree, I've found Rhode Island to be the perfect place to settle down. The slower pace of life and friendly locals make it feel like home. I also love the proximity to major cities like Boston and New York. It's the best of both worlds." - Susan M.

4. "I moved to Rhode Island for college and ended up staying after graduation. It's a great place for young professionals with a thriving arts and culture scene. The only downside is the high cost of living, but the quality of life here is worth it." - Ryan S.

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Bad - 10/20/2021
Never been and don't want to, also quohog from family guy isn't Read More

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Thank a higher power, I'm only visiting.... - 9/14/2021
I've already been here just less than two weeks and I can tell you now, I will NOT EVER intentionally travel to this state again. I cannot understand where all the animosity comes from. Rhode Islanders have a gorgeous state to live in and you can get to everything with just a short excursion. How lucky to be able to hike, go to the beach, go out for great (fresh) seafood, or just go for a leisurely scenic drive? "Oh wait, you can't do that because if you're not traveling at the speed of light you'll get run over or called nasty names, honked (horn blaring) at. I'm doing the speed limit here!"
No wonder your speed limits are so low in this state, yall'd kill each other if it was set higher. Where's the FIRE!? Where's common courtesy toward another human being?
I said hello and smiled to a woman in passing and she literally snarled at me. WTF is your problem Rhode Island residents? I can't say every person I've confronted with a smile has been uncivil but they sure Read More

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Make it or break it - 12/10/2017
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BEAUTIFUL BUT EXPENSIVE - 6/6/2015
RHODE ISLAND HAS BEAUTIFUL OCEAN BEACHES, OUTSTANDING COLONIAL ARCHECTURE AND GREAT NATURAL BEAUTY OUTSIDE THE MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS. WITHIN THE CITIES, WELL-KEPT PARKS AND MILES OF BIKE PATHS TRAVERSE THE STATE. HOUSING PRICES RANGE FROM MODERATE TO ASTRONOMICAL. THE SERIOUS CAVEATS FOR ANYONE CONSIDERING A MOVE TO R.I. ARE OPPRESSIVE TAXES, FEES, AND SURCHARGES ON MOST COMMODITIES; SPENDING BY THE LEGISLATURE SEEMS DONE BY A GROUP OF DRUNKEN SAILORS RESIDING IN THE STATE HOUSE. SEVERAL POLITICIANS HAVE BEEN CONVICTED IN FEDERAL COURT FOR TAKING BRIBES AND MISHANDLING PUBLIC FUNDS AND THE PRIOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IS NOW AWAITING SENTENCING. MANY LIFELONG RESIDENTS HAVE LEFT THE STATE OUT OF DISGUST AND BECAUSE THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO LIVE HERE IN THEIR RETIREMENT. . .ALL THIS BEING SAID, IF ONE CAN GET BY FINANCIALLY, R.I. IS A BUCOLIC FEAST FOR THE SENSES IN THE COUNTRY AND SUBURBAN AREAS AND THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WILL SPRING TO YOUR AID IF YOU MEET WITH UNEXPECTED Read More

RI is Unfriendly - 1/16/2014
I lived in RI for 20 years and have moved to Massachusetts. Thankfully I left this state. Although Providence has some residents from elsewhere due to the colleges, the local yocals are so rude and unfriendly. If you do come try to live on Aquidneck Island. There is a great diversity of people who live in Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth because of the influx of people from other states. Contrary to what the people off island think it is not a snobbish community. The unfriendly people live in Providence and surrounding areas. They are sooooo rude and unfriendly. If they don't know you forget it. When walking they don't say hi and they don't want to. There is almost no industry except for banks and insurance and the workers stay forever!!! They don't like change either so forget it if you bring some enthusiasm. They'll take you down. The women are catty and clicky Read More

Nothing is perfect - 10/3/2013
I moved to Rhode Island two years ago, and I do not understand why so many residents on these forums are so negative about the state. I've lived in Florida (Miami), Georgia (Atlanta suburbs), and Illinois (Chicago suburbs), and Rhode Island has just as many wonderful attributes as those popular states do. And, for every negative Rhode Island has, each of them has something equally bad.

My point is that those of us who are transplants seem to appreciate the state's natural beauty, proximity to Boston, and amazing culinary and arts scene in a way that long-time residents don't. Every week I discover new pleasures (Beavertail State Park, improv classes at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books, the Wurst Kitchen at Chez Pascal, and the frescos at the former St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church to name just a few).

I don't like paying high taxes, but I consider it the cost of admission to live some place I truly love. Putting up with scorching summers Read More

RI High - 8/2/2013
You'll go broke Read More

The very worse place to be - 7/10/2013
I moved here from CA many years ago. To make a long story very short....this place has drained me.
The negativity and bitterness of the public is tiring. Change is a nasty word. Sayings like "it isn't what you know, it is who you know" is true here, very true.
The whole system here is to keep people so broke they cannot leave.
Rude? You will never find ruder people anywhere. They are also selfish, they pride themselves on how much they can steal, whether it be from the government to the person across the street, somebody is out to get your stuff.
Rents? The dumps that they charge 1000.00 per month for would be condemned in most every state.
The people are ignorant. Rudeness is a way of life here.
Plain and simple, don't come here if you want to live a good life.
Schools? The very worse. When I moved here I was in high school. The school that I had to attend was so far behind, it was unreal. Nothing has Read More

The very worse place to be - 7/10/2013
I moved here from CA many years ago. To make a long story very short....this place has drained me.
The negativity and bitterness of the public is tiring. Change is a nasty word. Sayings like "it isn't what you know, it is who you know" is true here, very true.
The whole system here is to keep people so broke they cannot leave.
Rude? You will never find ruder people anywhere. They are also selfish, they pride themselves on how much they can steal, whether it be from the government to the person across the street, somebody is out to get your stuff.
Rents? The dumps that they charge 1000.00 per month for would be condemned in most every state.
The people are ignorant. Rudeness is a way of life here.
Plain and simple, don't come here if you want to live a good life.
Schools? The very worse. When I moved here I was in high school. The school that I had to attend was so far behind, it was unreal. Nothing has Read More

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