Last weekend, we drove to East Greenwich, all of 15 minutes south of Providence, and found maybe our perfect town.
- Good schools
- Houses we like, in the price range we’re considering
- A cute Main Street with lots of businesses
- Houses we like, in the price range we’re considering, that are walkable to cute Main Street
- Near water*
*The near water part isn’t perfect. Main Street is a few blocks up from the water, and it doesn’t look there are any public spaces on the water. There’s a marina, but no park over there or paths or anything.
[Pause for googling]
I stand corrected. There is a park a little south of downtown, and I forgot about the state park that’s just on the other side of the bay. So whether the park on the water is walkable from downtown remains to be seen, but at least it’s there.
When I think about things I miss about Eugene, the parks and the paths along the river are high up there. I really loved the convenience of walking out the door and being in a park, right on the river, within a couple of blocks. And the 20 miles of paths…but then I remember the gloomy winter, the ultra-dry summer, that John had sinus problems almost the enter 18 months, and the forest fires. So I’ll keep missing some things about Eugene, but moving was the right decision.
We need some backup towns because when it comes time to look seriously for our next place to live, we might not find what we want in East Greenwich, but we took this weekend off.