Scituate, Rhode Island, hometown of the world famous sculptor Armand Lamontagne, as well as the annual Scituate Art Festival, is a rural community heading west past Coventry and Johnston down scenic Route 6, bypassing the beautiful Scituate Reservoir. "Scituate was once made up of a multitude of small villages, including North Scituate, Hope, Ashland, Clayville, Elmdale, Fiskeville, Glenn Rock, Harrisdale, Jackson, Kent, Ponaganset, Potterville, Richmond, Rockland, Saundersville, and South Scituate. Foster was incorporated as a separate town in 1781, taking the western half of Scituate." (Wikipedia) Despite having a lot more open space, Scituate has a better tax rate than any of its neighboring towns like Coventry, Johnston and Foster. Last year, there were 116 single-family home sales with a median home value of $272,400. Scituate is somewhat of a spread out and "move up" community for buyers looking for privacy and coming from nearby suburban or urban areas like Providence, North Providence, Johnston, Warwick and Cranston.
In 2015, sales have gone as high as $675,000 for a 1996 built, 3,661 square foot colonial with soaring ceilings and a 3 car garage in Knight Farms, all the way down to $99,000 for a summer cottage on Peeptoad Pond. There are a significant number of rare home styles in Scituate, both contemporaries as well as replica homes built between the 1960's and today. For those buyers looking for things like post and beam construction, authentic period finishes, and without the powder post beetle damage and sloping floors found in most truly historic homes, the "Replica" is a very good option. Many have been built in Scituate, as well as neighboring Foster, with details down to the window sashes, bee hive ovens and ceiling heights being correct, all the way down to the hand-forged nails being used. On the flip side, builders have not been afraid to build contemporaries with soaring ceilings and foot bridges overlooking the living space and all the unique features inherent to that style. So if you're looking for a home that isn't "cookie cutter" then Scituate may very well be a great community for you to consider.
The Team has been a presence in the Scituate market for many years and we would love the opportunity to meet you for a consult and a slice at Scituate Famous Pizza! For more information on the value of your Scituate property check out our instant home valuation tool for quick neighborhood report and valuation of your home.