Broker Jim Cahoone of Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes can barely wait to get through the pleasantries of shaking hands and greeting before he blurts out, “This is the best kept secret in town.”

The secret to which Cahoone is referring is the old Crandall Farmstead property which has now been converted into nine spacious, wooded parcels of land in Charlestown. Here one finds a location that is tucked away in the woods, yet near everything from highways, to schools, to golf, to shopping, to campgrounds and beaches. What an absolutely wonderful place to build your dream home YOUR way and raise a family the old fashioned way, back when kids could play outdoors and have adventures without fear of traffic or other peril.

This is a perfect soon-to-be-new neighborhood that young families or even snowbirders can enjoy. It is an opportunity to make an investment now and continue to reap benefits in the future.

Right now there are nine ample sized lots which abut Burlingame State Park, so you can go hiking without packing the car and driving for miles! The lots range in size from one to two acres across, but appear even larger because of the wooded back yards and natural vegetation. Jim Cahoone assures that there will be no more than nine lots and none of the homes when built will go all the way to the road, so you will have, in his words, “a beautiful rural neighborhood."

Presently a spec home is being built on lot #3 and is currently for sale. The home, which is a split entry ranch, boasts 2000 square feet, an over-sized two car garage, and the bonus of a downstairs room off the garage perfect for a home office, family room, children’s playroom, media room, or guest bedroom. All lots are being developed for four bedroom homes, and this spec house is no exception.

Upstairs is a large living area with plenty of light – in fact, the entire house is being built to bring the beauty of the outdoors in. Just off the dining area is a deck, so the lucky first owners can enjoy all that living in this area offers, from cooking out on warm days to gazing at the open sky on any given night.

There are three more bedrooms upstairs and two baths, with the laundry area included on the lower level. Heating will be economical forced water, bottle gas, and the lucky first-owners will have their choice of colors, counter tops, flooring, and more.

If you’d like to take a peek for yourself before contacting one of Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes’ two area offices, drive to Klondike Road, just off Rt. 216. At the junction of Klondike and Charles, go up the hill and follow the signs to Matthius Lane... and voila! You’re home.

So there you have it... "the best kept secret in town,” but soon not a secret to be kept any longer. For once you take a short drive and tour the area, see the spacious, wooded lots, realize what a wonderful place this is to walk a dog, let children play outside unencumbered, and to build a future, you’ll be telling every one your new address.

This is more than a delicious secret, it is an opportunity. Opportunity to build your home, opportunity to literally get in on the ground floor of a new neighborhood, and an opportunity to invest in a future in one of the loveliest parts of Rhode Island with some of the lowest taxes around.

Call either Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes office today and ask to meet an agent at the Crandall Farmstead properties. We think you may just find a future in this secret.

Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes Westerly office: (401) 596-6333; Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes Wakefield office: (401) 782-6444 Lot prices start at just $119,900 and enjoy a very favorable tax rate.

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