Charlestown

With miles of unspoiled beaches along the ocean and saltwater ponds, Charlestown is the perfect place for those seeking natural beauty and a peaceful small-town atmosphere. The beaches are the main draw here, but residents and visitors can also enjoy the open green spaces, historic monuments, and lively community events. If you’re looking for Rhode Island real estate in a safe community with easy access to the beach, wildlife refuges and parks, Charlestown is a great choice.


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Charlestown Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $878K
Lowest Price $175K
Highest Price $4M
Total Listings 15
Avg. Days On Market 24
Avg. Price/SQFT $501

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Charlestown, Rhode Island Real Estate

The majority of Charlestown homes for sale are either directly on the water, or just a short walk away. The main residential neighborhoods include downtown Charlestown, the village of Quonochontaug along the beach, and the enclave that surrounds Charlestown Beach Road.

Real estate in Charlestown consists of mostly single-family homes that sit on large plots of land and overlook the ocean, ponds or rivers. Most have backyards and gardens, as well as outdoor areas like wraparound decks, balconies or gazebos where you can enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

Beachfront living is a given in this coastal town, so many Charleston homes for sale have storage areas for equipment like surfboards, kayaks and paddleboards. Many homes have sheds, garages and basements, and some also have private docks where you can keep boats and equipment.

Charlestown Area Information

Located along the southern shore of Rhode Island, Charlestown is centrally situated between Groton/New London, Connecticut, and Providence. Each is about a 40-minute drive from Charlestown. The villages of Carolina and Shannock are shared between Charlestown and its northern neighbor, Richmond. 

Discover real estate in Charlestown RI and you'll see how much the population of just under 8,000 appreciate the importance of its natural treasures. A top priority for many Charlestown residents is to preserve and protect their beaches, tidal ponds, and open spaces. 

Twenty percent of Charlestown’s land area includes protected wetlands such as Burlingame State Park, Ninigret Wildlife Refuge, Ninigret Park and East Beach. Glacial moraine, (steep, rolling hills) run parallel to the shore and divide the town landscape. 

Northward, beyond the moraine, wetlands can be found including the Cedar Swamp, Watchaug Pond, Schoolhouse Pond, and Pasquiset Pond. The coastal area, from Route 1 south to Block Island Sound, is flat and sandy.

The coastal ponds fronted by barrier beaches are viewed as exceptional recreational resources that are popular with residents and visitors. As a result, many remarkable communities have been developed among Charlestown’s ponds and barrier beaches.

Charlestown Recreational Activities & Attractions

Part of the appeal of living in Charlestown is being close to a number of beaches where you can sunbathe, swim, and enjoy watersports. Popular beaches include Charlestown Town Beach, Blue Shutters Town Beach, Quonnie Beach and East Beach. 

Ninigret Park has a sandy beach on the edge of a pond, as well as tennis courts, ball fields and a bicycle trail. This is also home to the Frosty Drew nature center and observatory where you can view the skies with high-powered telescopes.

There are plenty of recreational activities for young people such as basketball, football, little league baseball, and soccer. After sixth grade, students can participate in sports offered at the Chariho Regional District Middle and High School.

Charlestown hosts a number of events throughout the year that bring the community together and attract visitors. The Seafood Festival celebrates the town’s bounty of lobster, clams and other underwater delicacies. The Big Apple Circus is fun for the whole family. Fans of country music and blues can enjoy soulful tunes at the Rhythm and Roots festival.


For a tour of Charlestown RI homes for sale, or for more information about Charlestown real estate, contact us online or call 401.680.6588 to speak with a Charlestown REALTOR® at Hogan Associates.


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