South Kingstown

South Kingstown is home to a multitude of South County’s scenic beaches, tranquil farmlands, and historic landmarks. Downtown Wakefield is situated on the revitalized Saugatucket River, an architectural sight to behold. Unique shops and restaurants line Main St. featuring exquisite antiques, garden supplies, apparel, gifts, crafts, and more!

www.southkingstownri.com

 

History of South Kingstown, RI

 

The town of South Kingstown was formed in 1722 when the former Kings Towne was split into two parts, the other being North Kingstown. South Kingstown was incorporated in 1723, and was named for Charles II of England.  In 1888 a narrow strip of land running along the eastern bank of the Pettaquamscutt River to the shore of Narragansett Bay was separated from South Kingstown to form the town of Narragansett.

South Kingstown includes the villages of Kingston, West Kingston, Wakefield, Peace Dale, Snug Harbor, Tuckertown, East Matunuck, Matunuck, Green Hill, and Perryville. Peace Dale and Wakefield are treated as a census-designated place called Wakefield-Peacedale. Ocean Ridge, Indian Lake, Curtis Corner, and Torrey Hill are among the other small areas that are regarded as unique localities, although official distinctions are less clear. Middlebridge, located on the west side of Narrow River, is a densely populated neighborhood in the town. The geographic center of Washington County, Rhode Island is located in South Kingstown, only a few feet away from the Pawcatuck River and the town’s border with Richmond, Rhode Island.

South Kingston’s Art galleries include the Hera Gallery (Wakefield), South County Art Association (Kingston), and sometimes the Courthouse Center for the Arts (or CCA, West Kingston). Theaters include The Contemporary Theatre (Wakefield), the Theatre-by-the-Sea (Matunuck), and the CCA. The sole cinema is South County Cinema 8 (Wakefield), which replaced the independently run Campus Cinema (Wakefield) in the early 2000s. There are numerous venues for music and other entertainment, including the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center and smaller venues such as Lily Pads (Peace Dale), and the CCA.

Arts and cultural education is also offered through community centers like The Guild and the Senior Center in Wakefield. There are also three public libraries which are located in Kingston, Matunuck, and Peace Dale.

 

Historic Points of Interest:

 

South Kingstown is the location of the deadly Great Swamp Fight that occurred during King Philip’s War in 1675. The battle site is commemorated by a rough granite shaft about twenty feet high. Around the mound on which the shaft stands are four granite markers engraved with the names of the colonies which took part in the battle.

South Kingstown is home to 31 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 4 of which are historic districts.

 

South Kingstown Schools:

South Kingstown High School

215 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 360-1000
 

 

Broad Rock Middle School

351 Broad Rock Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 782-6223
 

 

Curtis Corner Middle School

301 Curtis Corner Road
Wakefield, R.I. 02879
(401) 360-1333
 

 

Academic Success Academy

153 School Steet
Wakefield, RI 02879
401-360-1818
 

 

Matunuck Elementary School

380 Matunuck Beach Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 360-1234
 

 

PeaceDale Elementary School

109 Kersey Road
Peace Dale, R.I. 02879
(401) 360-1600
 

 

Wakefield Elementary School

101 High Street
Wakefield, R.I. 02879
(401) 360-1400
 

 

West Kingston Elementary School

3119 Ministerial Road
West Kingston, RI 02892
(401) 360-1130
 

 

South Kingstown Inclusionary Preschool

1157 South Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 360-1200
 

 

South Kingstown Real Estate

 

 

 

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About Dan

 

I would like to a take this opportunity to introduce myself, and my abbreviated life story so that you will feel comfortable with who I am and confident in working with me on your real estate transaction.

I was born in CT then moved to Springfield Illinois, Missouri Valley Iowa, East Greenbush New York and finally in RI. My Dad and Mom decided after a number of years of working at Pfizer in Groton CT that my Dad should follow his heart and become a minister for God and so he packed up their 5 young boys and moved to Springfield to attend 5 years of the Seminary to become a Lutheran minister. With my Mom and Dad both working 3-4 part time jobs juggling school and family they succeeded on his dream and we move to Iowa for his first church assignment.

I had the very best parents God could provide as they instilled a great work ethic, always do the right thing and never ever give up. Life was difficult financially and nothing was ever given to us so we were taught the basic fundamental values of you get what you work for. This instilled a very positive outlook on life and helped me develop my strong work ethic and attitude of never ever give up and always “do the right thing” as my Dad would say. During my school years I played as a four-sport athlete and was All State in Soccer and this also developed my competitive spirit to strive for excellence and perfection.

Fast forward to my first job working at Pfizer (yes that is where my Dad worked) where I reached the proverbial glass ceiling in Analytical Research after 16 years. A co-worker challenged me that I could not sell real estate in the worst real estate market in history in 1988. Oh Boy he did not know about my desire to excel and my positive attitude. I jumped in with both feet and left Pfizer for a full time career in Real Estate Sales and I have never looked back.

My Real Estate career in RI, CT and MA took off and in less than 4 years I was ranked as the #1 selling real estate agent in the 6 New England States for RE/MAX and sold 124 homes by myself. No one in RI has since sold that many residential resale listings by one person. To this day I keep a very high level of production of sales and have employed a full time administrative support staff to make sure every deal goes smoothly and my clients get superior service at no extra costs. My biggest concern with every

transaction I am involved with is that each client works with ME and my full time administrative support staff allows me to spend one on one time with each client.

A little bit about my family that I am so proud of and inspires me to work hard every day so that I can provide for them and enjoy my time off with them. My wife Marguerite of 38 years and counting (yes we got married early at 21 years old) and prior to that we dated for 4 years in High School. She is the hardest worker (great inspiration for me) and is always giving of herself and to others. She has set the standard as a standout employee at Westerly Hospital for 38+ years. We have two awesome sons Ryan 34 married to Beth with their two adorable twin daughters Madison and Hannah now 3 years old. Our youngest son Nick 30 married to Alicia with their handsome son Kaeson now 7 months. I love doing projects with them whether it is ripping apart and remodeling Nick and Alicia’s home or building a huge patio with concrete pavers and fire pit this last summer for Ryan and Beth.

When time permits I hit the golf course and one of the items on my bucket list was to win a club championship, which I did in 2010 at Fenner Hill Golf Club. Now some other items on my to do list are, for Marguerite and I to attend the Masters Golf tournament, Go to Hawaii, Visit Italy and spend time snorkeling in the Grand Cayman Islands.

Thanks for learning a little more about me and I hope to some day help you with your real estate needs or just have a cup of coffee.

Sincerely
Dan Liese “the hard working nice guy”