Rhode Island Senior Living Communities

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At just 37 miles wide by 48 miles long, Rhode Island is geographically the smallest state in the country. But The Ocean State still packs 252 assisted living options within her tiny lines. That’s why Senior Living was created—to help seniors navigate these many options. We’re a comprehensive source for retirement information whether it’s unbiased reviews from residents, locations of communities or helpful articles on retirement. Here are some facts about Rhode Island you may find beneficial.

Rhode Island Senior Living CommunitiesAccording to the Tax Foundation, Rhode Islanders pay 10.2% for state and local taxes. And Social Security and military retirement are taxed according to federal tax rules while out-of-state pensions are fully taxed. VA benefits are not taxed. The overall cost of living is 19% above the national average making the state one of the more expensive in the country. In a 2009 US News and World Report article, Rhode Island was listed as a state with one of the largest losses in population indicating signs of a weak economy.

The good news about living here is the relative safety: Rhode Island’s crime rate is 16% lower than the national average. Here are the overall crime rates for the state’s largest cities. Providence’s rate is 39% higher than the national average; Warwick is 37% lower; Cranston is 43% lower.

Rhode Island’s location along the Atlantic Coast brings hot summers with plenty of rain and cool winters. The average high in July across the state is 83 degrees while the average high in January is 37 degrees. The amount of precipitation between rain and snow remains fairly consistent from month to month at approximately 4 inches per month.

For the culturally-minded, Providence is home to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and the Trinity Repertory Company as well as a number of performing arts venues. You’ll also find the Roger Williams Park, a 427-acre area encompassing a zoo, botanical gardens and natural history museum and planetarium. Head over to Newport along the coast and see where the nation’s original wealthy lived in the summer—mansions quaintly called cottages. If you’re a birder you’ll certainly enjoy the Arcadia Management area’s 13,817 acres full of songbirds and raptors.

Ready to explore the state’s assisted living options? Click on a city or type an address in the search field above. You’ll get a listing of the 40 nearest choices along with a map and links to the locations. Searching for Rhode Island senior living communities is now a little easier with Senior Living.