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So, I am seriously thinking of moving to RI in Spring/Summer next year. I love the Edgewood area of Cranston... why is it so affordable?? Is it that I have been living in Boston too long?<br><br>
Providence seems to be wondefully AP... am I right on that? I have a terrific homeopathic doc, but looking at older threads, there seem to be some great ones to choose from in RI. Is Prov homeschooling friendly? Is there a good AP playdate group?<br><br>
I know Prov pretty well...I went to J&W (graduated 89), and I travel there in my current job.<br><br>
Any input to the area (espeically as a mom/making new friends), especially Cranston/Edgewood would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
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come to playgroup!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> you may have noticed that there is a pretty active pvd ap playgroup here on the boards.<br><br>
we live in edgewood (near roger williams park) and we really like it. feel free to pm if you have any specific questions about the area.
 

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I live in Edgewood and I love it and the playgroup moms are fantastic too. A couple of 'reasons' why it might be affordable.<br>
1. We border providence and all of it's 'big city' crime. (HA, if you live in boston, you're aware of it)<br>
2. Edgewood is very close to JWU (Johnson and Wales) and the housing tends to be affordable for renting on off months (like now) and in the summer because there isn't such a high demand. To buy a house, it's cheaper because apparently all the culinary and buisness management students bring our property value down. (Nothing says "college town" like educated, buisness minded well fed students).<br>
3. Our public transportation kind of sucks in this area, I think there are 2 buses and that's it.<br>
4. The OLDER school system sometimes isn't that great (above middle school).<br>
5. We're near the water and a lot of the older homes basements flood. (Not mine though).<br>
HTH, feel free to PM me if you have any questions!
 

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I, too, am hoping to move to Edgewood.<br><br>
RI does seem cheaper after living in the Boston area. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
Edgewood and the East Side definitely have an AP feel.
 

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Thank you! Great info from both of you.<br><br>
As the plans flesh out, I will definitely PM both of you. In the meantime, I am going to go look at some houses, spend time in the area, and perhaps, tie in one of my work visits with one of the playgroups!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi there... I am actually a realtor in the area and for all of the reasons that Daria mentioned in addition to the adjustment in price based on coming from Boston is probably why Edgewood seems a little "off" to you. There is a great local business in Warwick (the neighboring city) called Bellani Maternity that has some great mom groups and also mom's night out activities etc. The two mothers who own the business are great.<br>
If you need any help looking for homes, pm me. It doesn't cost you anything as a buyer to use an agent. Good luck!
 
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