Best & Worst States: What is Rhode Island No. 1 at?

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The State of Rhode Island, officially known as Rhode Island, is the smallest in the United States. Rhode Island is the 2nd most populated state globally, and it is only 48 miles in length and 37 miles in width. It is also the 7th smallest state in population.

Rhode Island is famous with the name "Ocean State" since you can enjoy several activities without driving too far.

If you are considering moving to Rhode Island, here is a list of the stuff you need to know about the state. Let us start with the best ones:

Best: The rate of unemployment is relatively low

How have you managed to keep unemployment low in a small area where people live close together? Many of the fastest-growing jobs in the state include being a software developer, business analyst, marketer, machinist, welder, and many more.

And those who live in Rhode Island say that the state's medical industry is really booming and that it is currently the most significant job provider in the state and 4.5% is the state's unemployment rate.

Best: Endless fun things to do in the state

Since the state is small, one can easily plan road trips and parks that are not far from where they live. Everything is here for people to explore, including beaches, city life, farms, and history, and it only requires a very short distance to cover. In addition, there are many museums where tourists can go to, explore, and learn about the history of the place.

Best: The best airport

The T.F. Green Airport in Warwick has recently been recognized as one of the country's most convenient airports. Additionally, as the island is situated nearer to the sea, being on a ferry or using water transport to get in or out of the state is simple.

After knowing the best, here are some of the worst things you'll experience in Rhode Island:

Worst: Expensive accommodation

When we move to a whole new place, one big concern is where to live. The cost of buying or renting a house in California is approximately 43.8 percent higher than in the other states.

However, construction is going on, so that may help in lowering the price of the accommodation.

Worst: Strange laws

People in this state have to follow some hard-to-understand laws like, you have to stay off the highway while riding a horse, or you cannot drive your car in neutral on a downhill coast. In addition, accepting any challenge related to a duel that can provoke someone is also considered highly illegal.

Worst: Traffic jams

As Rhode Island is one of the smallest states in terms of area, expect traffic jams in the place! Therefore, you will always find long queues, crowded roads, and reaching on time becomes a problem.

Bonus: Interesting facts about Rhode Islands:

  1. Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. It has a North to South distance of 48 miles and an East to West distance of 37 miles.
  2. Rhode Island was the last of the original 13 colonies to gain statehood.
  3. Rhode Island shares a state water border with New York.
  4. The Cogswell Tower in Central Falls was the site of an Indian observation point in use during the King Phillips War in 1676. The tower was built in 1904 as part of the testament of Caroline Cogswell.
  5. Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment prohibition.
  6. Judge Darius Baker imposed the first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile on August 28, 1904, in Newport.
  7. In 1876, Polo was played near Newport for the first time in the United States.
  8. National Lawn Tennis Championships were held first in Rhode Island in 1899.
  9. St. Mary's, Rhode Island's oldest Roman Catholic parish, was founded in 1828. The church is best known as the site of the wedding of Jacqueline Bouvier to John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1953.
  10. One of the first open golf tournaments was held in the state in 1895.

Isn't it fun knowing the best and worst things about Rhode Island? So hit us in the comment box below and let us know what you think of this state.


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