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Economy 67
Education 47
Health 57
Housing 48
Infrastructure 65

#78. Warwick, RI

Proud of its history as being the location of the Gaspee Affair in 1772 — a rebellion that helped kick off the American Revolution — Warwick earned a spot on this year’s list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live for its high scores in social-civic capital, economy and infrastructure.

With a local airport and railway, getting around is easy in this small town. And locals come together to celebrate its past throughout the spring and summer months with a variety of festivities. If you want to be part of a tight-knit community where people take pride in where they live, Warwick is an awesome option.

Local Obsession: The Gaspee Days! This series of events — including a block party, arts and crafts festival and The Gaspee Day Parade — celebrates the success of the Gaspee Affair.

Climate Described in 6 Words Or Less: Year-round chowder weather (often stormy).

Top Industries and Employers: The top industries in Warwick are health care, retail trade and manufacturing. The top employers are Kent Memorial Hospital, Citizens Bank and Warwick Call Center.

Local Dream Job: Instructor at Black Rock Sailing School

Quintessential Meal: Chowder! Head to dining landmark Iggy’s Doughboys & Chowder House for some of the best chowder and seafood you’ll ever have.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending a day out sailing — residents here revel in their time spent on or near the water.

After-Work Meetup Spot: Grab some nachos at Not Your Average Joe’s.

Best Brewery: Proclamation Ale Company. You’ll love its handcrafted beers and cool atmosphere.

Beloved Bookstore: Barrington Books carries the best book selection as well as cool gifts and toys.

Free Way to Have Fun: Check out the Warwick Neck Lighthouse and the Conimicut Lighthouse.

Hidden Gem: Horseback riding on the beach at C & L Stables.

– Annette Benedetti

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