Finding Apartments for Rent in Johnston, RI
Johnston offers several attractive and affordable options for students, single adults, couples, and families looking to rent condos, apartments, single family homes, or multi family homes. With easy access to I-95 and both Cranston and Providence, many people choose to live in Johnston and work in the bigger cities nearby. Johnston has four local public elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Additional private school options are located in Providence.
Top Neighborhoods in Johnston, RI
Located next to Providence, Johnston, RI is divided into several distinct neighborhoods: Thornton (which extends into neighboring Cranston), Graniteville, Hughesdale, Morgan Mills, Manton, Simmonsville, Pocasset, West End, Belknap, and Frog City. The local airport, T.F. Green, is a short drive away. The closer to the town center your home or apartment, the more expensive the property (and the higher the property value). Apartments, condos, and single family homes in Hughesdale are less expensive. Generally speaking, anywhere in Johnston is safe and pleasant, and it's quite easy to get around town from any of its distinct neighborhoods.
Shopping in Johnston, RI
Johnston has a number of small shops, independent stores, and local retailers that provide for the basic necessities. Many of these shops are found along Atwood Avenue, Stone Hill Road, Hartford Avenue, and Killingly Street. Neighborhoods also have their own small corner stores, pharmacies, and convenience stores, which make it easy to pick up something you need with just a short walk from home. If you can't find what you need in local stores, or you want a wider selection of retail, your best bet nearby is likely the Providence Place Mall in downtown Providence, which offers over 170 independent retailers, chain retailers, and restaurants. .
Dining in Johnston, RI
Johnston, RI has many casual restaurants to choose from, and a wide array of Italian restaurants that speak to the Italian roots of many longtime Johnston residents. Top picks include Cancún Family Mexican Restaurant; Cafe’ Andiamo, which serves Italian; Pat’s Italian Restaurant; Gianfranco’s Ristorante & Bar, which serves Italian; Sura Korean BBQ, a Korean restaurant and karaoke bar; The Lighthouse Restaurant, a breakfast place; The English Muffin, another breakfast place; Red Ginger Restaurant, which serves Chinese; Reali’s Fine Italian Cuisine; and Jackie's Galaxie, an Asian fusion place.
Weather in Johnston, RI
Johnston experiences four distinct seasons, like the rest of New England. New England springs usually start out cold, warming up as the days become longer to become quite pleasant. Since spring has both rainy and warm sunny days, it is always best to dress in layers and keep an umbrella handy. As spring turns to summer, the weather becomes quite hot and humid. Fall can be a very pleasant time of year in Johnston, as the humidity lessens, the leaves begin to turn fall colors, and the weather cools off. Winter weather varies: chilly temperatures are usually the norm, but some winters bring lots of snow and ice, while others are much milder. The freezing temperatures, snow, and ice can make wintertime driving and walking a hazard.
Cultural Attractions in Johnston, RI
Johnston houses the Clemence Irons House, a historic example of a stone ender house and part of the National Register of Historic Places. It is also one of the oldest homes in Rhode Island. The Marion J. Mohr Public Library in Johnston is home to the Mohr Genealogy Group, which hosts monthly genealogy meetups. The Library also hosts a range of other educational and storytime programs for adults and children. Nearby, the Mogehan Sun and Foxwoods casinos in Uncasville and Ledyard, CT, host concerts, sporting events, and other cultural attractions.
Sports in Johnston, RI
While Johnston itself has no professional sports teams, you can see the AAA baseball team Pawtucket Red Sox play in nearby Pawtucket, or catch the AHL team Providence Bruins in downtown Providence. The Johnston Parks and Recreation Department runs a series of adult and youth sports teams, with youth programs in T-ball, basketball, tennis, track, and soccer; and adult co-ed and single sex programs in basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball.
Transportation options in Johnston, RI
RIPTA, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, provides bus system throughout Johnston. Riders can choose to pay pay per ride, or save on ride costs by purchasing a 24-hour pass, a 7-day pass, a monthly pass, or a 10-pack of individual rides. Both neighboring Cranston and Providence have MBTA commuter rail stations that provide public train transit to Boston. Providence also has Amtrak service, which connects the area with New Haven, New York, and Boston. While the Amtrak trains do pass through, there is no station located in Johnston. With easy access to the highway, Johnston is also very easily accessible by car. You'll find that most homes have driveways and that ample public parking is available for visitors and residents alike.View Apartments in Johnston, Rhode Island
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