Category: Historical Properties
Rhode Island is the perfect destination for Halloween. The local history and weather create the ideal conditions to enjoy a true Halloween. The question is how best to get the full experience of the holiday. Here are five things you can do to make the most of your Halloween in Rhode Island, creating a perfect mix of horror, history, and pageantry for all ages.
1. Roger William’s Jack O Lantern Spectacular
The Jack O Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo is a great experience for people of all ages. The atmosphere is perfect for fall with the lights of the pumpkins just about the only thing illuminating the path. Every year new themes are presented giving you a range of new artwork. It’s perfect for a date night or hanging with friends and family. Relax and take a stroll like it’s an outdoor museum. Don’t rush and take in all the amazing work that people have done. The attraction is open from October 5th until November 5th.
For tickets and scheduling please visit the website at RWPZoo.org.
2. Escobar’s Farm
Escobar’s Farm in Portsmouth, RI has everything you need for a complete Halloween. A large highlight is the themed corn maze that has a different shape every year. Past years have included Rhode Island Comic Con, the P-Bruins, and local landmarks. The farm also features hayrides, and a concession stand along with other themed activities. It is a great day outside for adults and kids while they attempt to solve the corn maze.
For schedules and special events please visit their website at EscobarFarm.com.
3. The Haunted Labyrinth
The Haunted Labyrinth is a haunted attraction that has been running for over 30 years in Cranston. They change the theme every year keeping it fresh. The lines generally move quickly. If things get too scary while inside, every room has a curtain where volunteers can lead you back out of the maze while the rest of the party continues on. If your child is the one that leaves a special pass is given to parents, so rest at ease while your heart rate spikes.
For a full schedule and pricing please visit their website at HauntedLabyrinth.com.
4. Field of Screams
Field of Screams is a fun outdoor haunted attraction in West Greenwich. Offering a fright in the fresh air, Field of Screams’ attractions include a fun and scary trip through a haunted house, a haunted hayride, and a haunted maze. Their newest attraction is zombie paintball where you can test out how ready you are for the zombie invasion as you blast the undead with a paintball gun. This is a fun way to breathe in some fresh air while screaming all of it back out.
For their full schedule and a peek at their attractions please check out their website at HauntedHayride.net.
5. Ghost Tour in Providence or Newport
There are ghost tours in both Providence and Newport where workers lead you around the historical districts showing off some of the oldest and most haunted places in Rhode Island and America. You will hear ghost stories and even if you don’t get a scare you get a tour of some beautiful historic neighborhoods in both cities.
What do you think of the list? Did we complete your Halloween or leave it in shambles? Comment below with some of your local favorites that you feel every one in Rhode Island must do.
Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates, Jim DeRentis and Kira Greene, both of the RPL Providence office, recently worked together to complete the sale of the historic home at 193 Hope Street for $1,300,000.
According to MLS data, 18 single family homes have sold for over $1,000,000 on the East Side of Providence this year. Residential Properties Ltd. has listed 13 of these sales while also representing 28 of the possible 36 transaction sides.
Built in 1854 for local textile businessman Robert Lippitt by Thomas Tefft, the house at 193 Hope Street is located on College Hill. The three story tall building features a large eat-in kitchen with marble countertops and modern stainless steel appliances. The substantial master bedroom comes with an ensuite bath, private dressing room, and fireplace. Additionally, the house boasts 5 more bedrooms, a den, and media room. Being right on College Hill, the owner has easy access to dining, entertainment, and educational opportunities such as the boutiques of Wayland Square and the campuses of both RISD and Brown University.
The listing agent, Kira Greene, is a New York Native now living in Providence, a Circle of Excellence Gold Award Winner, and a RI Monthly 2016 Rising Star Real Estate Agent. For more an information on Kira Greene and her listings, visit her at KiraGreeneRI.com.
The buyer’s agent, Jim DeRentis, is a Providence Native and a recipient of the 2016 Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award and has been included on Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents”. For more information on Jim DeRentis and his current listings visit him at ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com.
Residential Properties Ltd. recently completed the sale of 48 Union Street in Bristol, Rhode Island for the price of $1,047,000. RPL was proud to represent both sides of the transaction, with Sales Associate Christina Ardente as the listing agent and Sales Associate Barbara Stamp as the buyer’s agent.
Built in 1892, this historic Colonial on 1/2 an acre of park-like grounds has been completely restored. Featuring 5 generous bedrooms and 3.1 baths, the home boasts over 4,400 square feet of gorgeous living area. Complete with central air, a gourmet kitchen, and a library with period details, the property is in an ideal location within walking distance to the water.
Licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the listing agent, Christina Ardente is one of the top producing agents for Residential Properties Ltd. with extensive experience in luxury real estate sales. Ardente is a consistent recipient of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors’ annual Circle of Sales Excellence Award.
To learn more about Ardente, please visit her bio page at ChristinaArdente.com.
Also licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the selling agent, Barbara Stamp, has been a multi-million dollar producer since joining Residential Properties Ltd. in 1992. A lifelong resident of Bristol, Stamp specializes in condominium sales, waterfront properties, and luxury real estate throughout the East Bay. She prides herself on listening to her clients’ needs and assisting them through every step of the real estate process.
To learn more about Stamp, please visit her agent bio page at ResidentialProperties.com/agents.