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About Rhode Island

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Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States of America, tucked between Massachusetts and Connecticut in New England. Nonetheless, it has over 400 miles of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and islands such as Aquidneck Island, home to Newport, the "City by the Sea".

In historical perspective, tiny Rhode Island is actually the state that instigated the Revolutionary War when it denied any attachment to the British Crown. Oddly enough and counter to historical trends, the Ku Klux Klan posed a significant threat in the state following the Civil War. The huge influx of immigrants through all Northeast ports also drove their ire.

Economically Rhode Island is not capable of keeping up with other state productivity levels, but they have become known for healthcare. CVS, the pharmacy giant, makes its home in Rhode Island as does Amica Mutual Insurance.

Newport is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The city, located on Aquidneck Island, is a collection of downright magnificent mansions. The properties remain largely privately owned. The stately mansions were built by the wealthy from both the south and the north. Newport is also the site for the annual Newport Jazz Festival. This music event draws thousands eager to hear the best in jazz and blues in one of the most beautiful environments in New England. In past years jazz and blues greats such as Muddy Waters, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis have dished up legendary performances.

The results of a survey of the Santana Center in 2007 shows that Rhode Island (RI) has a thriving equine industry. Using both veterinary and owner surveys, they were able to determine that horse numbers in Rhode Island in 2006 ranged between 6814-7301. Due to the small size of the state and the concentrated rural areas, the density of horses in Rhode Island may be one of the highest in the country. With a land area of 1,045 mile2, the horse density would be approximately 6.5 - 7.0 horses/mile (if uniformly distributed). If only non-urban areas are considered, horse density would be between 11.8 - 12.7 horses/mile.

Rhode Island was historically one of the most important horse areas of the country. In the 1600's, breeding farms shipped Narragansett Pacers to all of the sea coast colonies and as far as the Caribbean for use on plantations. RI was the only colony that allowed horse racing and a one mile track was maintained at Sandy Neck Beach in South Kingstown. Rhode Island continues to be horse country. Even though you may not see many large sprawling farms, horses are tucked into backyards, small stables and back fields.

  Rhode Island in Numbers:
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img Horse Population : Approximately 7000
img Total Economic Impact: over $ -- billion
img Population : 1,076,189
img Land area : 1,045 sq. miles
img Capital : Providence
img Counties: 5
img Highest Point : Jerimoth Hill: 812 feet
img Lowest Poin : Atlantic Coast – sea level
img 10 largest Cities :
 
  • Providence: 176,862
  • Warwick: 87,233
  • Cranston: 81,614
  • Pawtucket: 73,742
  • East Providence: 49,515
  • Woonsocket: 44,328
  • Newport: 25,340
  • Central Falls: 19,159
 
$1,650,000
Horse Property for sale.
Carolina Equestrian Center, Magnificent Equestrian Estate, 30 Acres, 3 Houses

Richmond, Washington County, Rhode Island


Magnificent Equestrian Estate, 3 turnkey residences, 30 acres abutting 3400 Rhode Island Game Management Area. Stalls for 15 horses, 9 open paddocks, tack rooms, indoor 160'x70' and dust free riding, There are three stables, a round pen, a shingle style barn (84'x42') , Over the barn is a one bedroom stand alone apartment ,leading to a flagstone patio with pond and firepit.

Serene O'Connor , Randall Realtors

30.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1891 SQ FT
 
$990,000
Horse Property for sale.
Wolf Rock - 60 Acres - Potential Farm

Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island


Spacious 4,370 square foot Contemporary Ranch built in 2002 with 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Lavettes, and an attached 6-car Garage, all on 60 private acres. Open floor plan. Developers take notice! Ready to be subdivided! Site plan, septic designs etc in place, ready for approvals!

Joe Caprara , HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate

60.68 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4370 SQ FT
 
$1,890,000
Horse Property for sale.
MOONDANCE FARM

Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island


Let your imagination run wild on this 137 acre piece of paradise! Surrounded by Arcadia Management Area, this property offers you absolute privacy and seclusion with convenient access from Route 95 at Hope Valley, only 7 miles away; or Route 395, only 11 miles into Connecticut. The possibilities are endless for use as a gentleman's farm; an equestrian center; a campground; a nursery or any other idea that you can imagine. With over 2300' of road frontage, the property can be sub-divided. Area attractions include golf courses galore, kayaking, fishing and ocean beaches within 15 miles.

GEORGE & JOEL DAGLIERI , RE/MAX Flagship

137.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2525 SQ FT
 
$699,000
Horse Property for sale.
Rhode Island, Luxury Equestrian Property, 12 - Stalls, Dressage Arena, 20+ Acres

Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island


Introducing Summit Dressage, Coventry, RI There is nothing else like it on the market right now! A horse trainer's New England dream. Summit Dressage is 20.5 acres with 12-stall barn, tack room, Coverall Indoor Arena, outdoor ring (both with exceptional footing) and more. The house, a rustic square log home with warmth and character. This property has two rental units for caretakes or inlaw and has a history of attracting in trainers from around the globe for clinics. Scroll down to the video in the listing link below. This is a beautiful place to be a horse. Please share with your horse enthusiast friends.

Kimberly McHale , Mott & Chace Sotheby's Int. Realty

20.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1900 SQ FT

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