November 29th, 2016
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RPL is proud to announce the sale of 346 Blackstone Boulevard in the desirable East Side of Providence for $1,375,000. RPL sales associates represented both sides of the transaction, with Jim DeRentis as the listing agent and Kim Winslow acting as the buyer’s agent.

The architect designed Colonial was built this year, boasting Second Empire influences and includes every conceivable amenity and beautiful details inside and out. With 3,830 square feet of sun-drenched living space, the home is perfect for entertaining and is steps from all the shops and restaurants of Hope Street.

DeRentis has been an agent of RPL’s Providence office since 2009 and is responsible for listing eight of the 14 East Side sales over one million dollars this year. He has been a top sales producer since 2015 and continually earns the distinguished Platinum Plus Sales distinction for sales volume. A resident of College Hill himself, DeRentis knows Providence’s 25 neighborhoods well and has a strong appreciation for the rich diversity of the Creative Capital.

Winslow is also an agent of RPL’s Providence office and has been a resident of Rhode Island for over 30 years. She has earned the 2015 Circle of Excellence Bronze Award and currently lives and focuses her business on the historic East Side of Providence.

For more information on our agents, visit the agent bio pages at ResidentialProperties.com.

November 22nd, 2016
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Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the sale of the Sturges House at 47 Manning Street on Providence’s Historic East Side for $1,250,000. RPL represented both sides of the transaction with Jim DeRentis acting as the seller’s agent and Christina Ardente representing the buyer. So far this year, RPL has listed 12 of the 14 East Side sales of over $1,000,000, while also representing 24 of the overall 28 transaction sides.

Designed in 1939 by renowned local architect Peter Geddes for the India Point Corporation, the Sturges House is a streamlined Moderne style home offering over 3,600 square feet of living space. The home is built on the site of the Howard O. Sturges House, which was demolished and the land divided amongst his heirs in the 1930’s. Today, the property rests on a beautifully landscaped, private city garden located just steps from Brown University.

An agent of RPL’s Providence office since 2009, DeRentis is responsible for listing eight of the 14 East Side sales over one million dollars this year. He has been a top sales producer since 2015 and continually earns the distinguished Platinum Plus Sales distinction for sales volume. A resident of College Hill himself, DeRentis knows Providence’s 25 neighborhoods well and has a strong appreciation for the rich diversity of the Creative Capital.

A member of RPL’s Barrington office, Ardente is a top producing agent and consistent recipient of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors’ annual Circle of Excellence Award. Licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Ardente is also a certified Relocation and Military on the Move Specialist.

For more information on any of our agents, visit the agent bio pages at ResidentialProperties.com

October 17th, 2016
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If you’re looking for some of the best fall foliage in the Northeast, you don’t have to go very far. Rhode Island is beautiful this time of year, so save the gas and instead of driving further up north, check out some of our state’s gorgeous parks, walking trails, farms, and historical sites to enjoy the changing autumn scenery!

The East Bay

Bristol

Seaside Bristol is beautiful year round, and Colt State Park is no exception. With 464 acres of beautifully manicured lawns, four miles of biking trails, groomed fruit trees, and gorgeous plantings, this park is perfect for viewing the fall foliage.

Just three miles down the road from Colt State, the historic Blithewold Estate is 33 rolling acres featuring a mansion and breathtaking gardening. Visitors are welcomed to enjoy the several gardens, plantings, pathways, lawns, and stone structures of the Estate. Read more about the Blithewold Gardens and grounds by visiting their website.

Providence and the East Side

Providence

There are several picturesque spots on Providence’s East Side to enjoy the fall foliage, however two worth highlighting are the Brown University campus on College Hill, and historic Benefit Street which actually has walking tours during the fall by the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS). Check out the schedule for Benefit Street walking tours on the RIHS website.

One of the (many) great things about the Creative Capital is its mix of city and nature.  On the outskirts of the city is Roger Williams Park, with 435 acres of land including over 100 acres of ponds and miles of trails weaving through both open and wooded areas. The Roger Williams Park Conservancy also conducts Fall Tours, where visitors can learn a bit of the history, environment, and infrastructure that makes the park unique.

Northern RI

Blackstone River Bicycle Path

The northern part of the state has many lush, wooded areas – but one that sticks out is hidden within the 4,000 acres of the George Washington Management Area. The 100 acre Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area has a little over a mile of hiking trails and is great for a leisurely stroll, or a little educational outing for the kids.

Jaswell’s Farm in Smithfield is your one-stop-shop for everything fall. Pick apples and pumpkins, and take a fall tour through the farm. The tours are geared more towards the kids, but visitors without kids can request a tour for the adults, or explore the grounds on their own.

South County

Beaver River

We couldn’t leave out Arcadia Management Area, which spans through Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton, and West Greenwich, making it the state’s largest recreational area. According to the DEM, Arcadia’s forest cover is its dominating feature, with 64 percent deciduous forest and 36 percent evergreen cover, principally white pine. With over 14,000 of mostly forested acres, Arcadia has countless trails to explore – each with a more wonderful view.

Newport County

Newport

The mix of the ocean and foliage views in the City by the Sea is something arguably unique to Rhode Island. A notable spot is the 300 acres and seven miles of hiking trails of the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Walk through a variety of habitats such as forest, fields, ridges, and beaches all in one place – which is sure to offer diverse, albeit fabulous views.

Newport’s Fort Adams State Park is also known for its fall foliage, spanning over 80 acres with panoramic views of the Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor peeking through the trees.