Block Island is a picturesque island with a year-round population of a just over 1,000 inhabiting its 9.7 square miles.
A popular summer destination, Block Island attracts many visitors each year including former presidents such as Bill Clinton, Dwight Eisenhower, Frankin Roosevelt, and Ulysses Grant.
Getting to Block Island is easy via a year round ferry leaving from Point Judith, Rhode Island or New London, CT. The traditional ferry takes about an hour to reach Block Island, while the high speed ferry takes about 35 minutes.
Once on Block Island, activities and sights abound.
Mansion Beach offers serene surroundings and a quiet place to enjoy the sun and surf.
Southeast Lighthouse offers guided tours of this 1875 structure. Located on Mohegan Bluffs, the lighthouse was deactivated nearly 20 years ago, but remains a popular attraction.
Crescent beach has been called "the most perfect beach in New England". This three mile beach boasts spectacular views, surfing and wondrous cliffs.
For families wishing to relocate to Block Island, the Block Island School gives personalized attention to its 130 students in grades K-12.
Block Island is ideal for telecommuters since year-round jobs on the island are limited. Tourism is a major source of income for Block Island, so careers revolving around the hospitality and tourist industry are common sources of income.
Whether making Block Island a permanent home, or a summer vacation destination, many have discovered the wonders, peacefulness, and tranquility that island living has to offer.