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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

Can't seem to overcome - 7/7/2013
RI offers immense natural beauty, proximity to Boston/New York, and a climate that's mild by New England standards. Also, RI offers perhaps the lowest cost waterfront property anywhere on the NE coastline.

I also think the culture of corruption, both political and in the community, are on the decline. We finally have some politicians who care.

However, there remain some serious issues. There is a very small and declining tax base to cover large expenses, still often held hostage by public sector unions. School quality, while not as bad as in some places (e.g. FL), is not competitive vs. property tax costs. Large institutions, such as Brown University and Lifespan (RI Hospital and many others) could be much more involved in providing services in their community (very limited adult or vocational education here beyond the basics). The job market remains among the worst, unless one is working in a specific area of high demand. Accordingly, property sales have Read More

Rhoe Island Taxes - 2/22/2013
Hi everyone My wife and I and my two girls have lived in RI all our lives. The one thing that really gets to me is how this state has been run. I see taxes go through the roof,not just in the state alone but in almost every town and city county. The people who run this state just don't get it, they only like to take care of themself's.  Read More


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