Block Island in Washington county, Rhode Island

Block Island

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.

Median Sales Price
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
$1.2M
35.6 % since November 2015
Average Sales Price
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
$1.1M
13.4 % since November 2015
Days on Market
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
659
94.4 % since November 2015
Single Family Sales by Quarter
Median Sales Price
November 2016 - Condominiums
$900K
100.0 % since November 2015
Average Sales Price
November 2016 - Condominiums
$900K
100.0 % since November 2015
Days on Market
November 2016 - Condominiums
823
100.0 % since November 2015
Condominium Sales by Quarter

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2010) 151.19 %
Population Density (people / sq. mile) 290.7
Household Size (people) 2.05
Households w/ Children 8.37 %
Annual Residential Turnover 4.13 %

Housing Inventory

Fair Market Rents

Gross rent estimates, localized to show expected pricing variations.

Studio $723
One Bedroom $882
Two Bedroom $1,104
Three Bedroom $1,402
Four Bedroom $1,742

Education

The educational climate index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Socioeconomic Status (SES) measure. Factors in this measure are income, educational achievement and occupation of persons within a ZIP code. Because this measure is based on the population of an entire ZIP code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Educational Climate Index
Values range from 1 to 5 with lower values representing a worse educational climate
Highest Level Attained

Population Demographics

Total: 2,640
Households: 1,291
Median Age: 51.95

Employment & Finance

Workforce
Income by dollar range (Median: $88,389)

Climate & Weather

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The weather risk chart displays a percent value for a given type of weather risk as compared to the national average. A percent value greater than 100 indicates the area is more prone to risk than the national average; similarly, a value less than 100 indicates the area is less prone.

Temperature
Weather Risk
Percent risk, as compared to national average
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Public Elementary

School

BLOCK ISLAND SCHOOL
Grades: K-12
16 HIGH ST
BLOCK ISLAND, RI 02807

Public Middle

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Public High

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Private/Catholic

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Commuting to and from Block Island

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Featured Listings

151 Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI 02807
$1,925,000

151 Corn Neck Road,
Block Island, RI 02807

3 bedrooms, 3 baths
794 Mohegan Trail, Block Island, RI 02807
$1,300,000

794 Mohegan Trail,
Block Island, RI 02807

2 bedrooms, 1 bath
1752 Off Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI 02807
$1,710,000

1752 Off Corn Neck Road,
Block Island, RI 02807

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 half bath
403 Seaweed Lane, Block Island, RI 02807
$1,275,000

403 Seaweed Lane,
Block Island, RI 02807

4 bedrooms, 2 baths
72 Side Road, Block Island, RI 02807
$475,000

72 Side Road,
Block Island, RI 02807

2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1507 Off West Side Road, Block Island, RI 02807
$2,000,000

1507 Off West Side Road,
Block Island, RI 02807

3 bedrooms, 3 baths
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