Finding things to do in Pawtuxet Village

Charming Pawtuxet Village, Rhode Island: History, Dining, and Scenic Beauty

Pawtuxet Village, straddling the cities of Warwick and Cranston in Rhode Island, is a historic gem that offers visitors a unique blend of past and present. This quaint village is one of the oldest in New England, known for its pivotal role in the Gaspee Affair, which predated the American Revolution. The village's picturesque setting along the Pawtuxet River is perfect for scenic walks along the waterfront, where you can enjoy views of boats and historic architecture. Pawtuxet Village is also a hub of culinary delights, featuring a variety of restaurants and cafes that offer everything from fresh seafood to gourmet pastries. Local shops and boutiques provide a range of shopping opportunities, selling everything from artisanal crafts to antiques. Throughout the year, the village hosts several cultural and community events, including the Gaspee Days Festival, which features a parade, reenactments, and a craft fair, making Pawtuxet Village a charming and vibrant place to explore.

What's it like to live in Pawtuxet Village?

Pawtuxet Village real estate

Pawtuxet is easily one of the most competitive real estate markets in Cranston and Warwick. The Edgewood neighborhood (right up the street from the Village) is more residential, but equally as desired due to its proximity to Downtown Providence, Pawtuxet and scenic waterfront views of Narragansett Bay. Search through our listings in both neighborhoods below!

Pawtuxet is a world away from suburban Cranston or Warwick. Not necessarily by distance, but in its vibe and historic feel. The quaint atmosphere is similar to waterfront villages and towns like Bristol, Wickford and Jamestown Village. Homes are available between $190K - $2.2M. Stop by our Pawtuxet VIllage office and say hello

Here’s what you’ll love about living here:

  • Waterfront properties not found anywhere else in Cranston
  • Only two miles from downtown Providence
  • Walkability to shops, restaurants and amenities
  • Very tight-knit community of people who care about preserving
  • Pawtuxet’s unique history
  • Pawtuxet has become a known “foodie” spot in Rhode Island with several restaurants, cafes and bars
  • A good mix of age groups, from young artists to executives

Shopping & Things To Do

There is a strong support for local businesses, retailers, and artisans in the area - so if you enjoy looking around for home-crafted pieces or used books, then Pawtuxet is the place for you!

Where to shop

There is a strong support for local businesses, retailers, and artisans in the area - so if you enjoy looking around for home-crafted pieces or used books, then Pawtuxet is the place for you!

Dining & Nightlife

Known as a “hidden foodie spot” to Rhode Islanders, Pawtuxet’s little slice of Broad Street offers a surprising variety of cafes and restaurants. Authentic Italian, Thai, homemade crepes, coffee & tea shops, waterfront bar+ grill, New York style pizza – you name it, they got it.

Recreation & Activities

Pawtuxet offers unique amenities outside of the food and dining scene as well. The Gaspee Days parade happens every second Saturday in June. The parade commemorates the burning of the British revenue schooner in 1772, a precursor event to the American Revolution. There is also an annual Gaspee Arts and Crafts Festival all along Broad Street in Pawtuxet. Find out more about the many annual events in Pawtuxet by visiting the Friends of Pawtuxet Village website.

If you’re looking to spend a day at the park or local greenery, you’ll have great choices – Roger Williams Park & Zoo, Pawtuxet Oxboes Park , Pawtuxet Park (on the Warwick side) and many small playgrounds and green spaces along the walkable waterfront area. And if you like farm fresh ingredients, visit the outdoor, all-summer-long farmer’s market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.