Warwick, RI boats along the waterfront

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Civics 64
Demographics 36
Economy 51
Education 51
Health 60
Housing 65
Infrastructure 41

#67. Warwick, RI

Nestled between the Providence River and Greenwich Bay, Warwick, RI offers its 82,000 residents tons of amenities, ranging from green spaces like Conimicut Point Park to arts and culture events at Warwick Center for the Arts. In addition to offering its community members a high quality of life, Warwick has remained relatively affordable, with median home values around $231K. A southern suburb of Providence, Warwick is well-connected to the rest of the eastern seaboard, with both Boston and New York City just a few hours away.

Top Colleges/Universities: Community College of Rhode Island

Top Industries & Employers: Insurance, manufacturing, health care

Weekend Plans: Enjoying the views of Greenwich Bay from Oakland Beach, stopping by Iggy’s Doughboys & Chowder House for a snack of “doughboys,” which are doughnuts topped with sugar, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.

Favorite Place to Feast: Iron Works, an American restaurant close to the T.F. Green Airport and located inside a historic foundry.

Beloved Beverage: The sours and IPAs at Proclamation Ale Company, a fun brewery with a retro arcade.

Outdoorsy Activity: Golfing, horseback riding, hiking, fishing or swimming at the 490-acre Goddard State Park.

Why Your Pet Will Love It, Too: Dogs love romping in the sand at the dog park at Warwick City Park or walking along the park’s 3 miles of paved paths. 

Remote Work Perk: Need a pick-me-up before you start Zoom calls for the day? Head to one of Warwick’s charming coffee shops like Brewed Awakenings, West Shore Coffee Bar or Cafe Tempo.

One More Thing … Warwick has played a significant role in various parts of our nation’s history. Notably, it was the site of the Gaspee Affair, one of America’s first acts of rebellion against the British government before the Revolution.

– Sarah Kuta

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