Coventry RI Real Estate
Coventry is known for its unique mix of waterfront property (Johnson’s Pond and Stump Pond), country living and suburban areas near West Warwick. In fact, Coventry is one of the only towns in western Rhode Island with waterfront real estate. As of 2018, the median home value is $258,700. Please view our listings below for detailed information on Coventry homes for sale.
- Established: 1741 (originally part of Warwick, RI)
- Zip Codes: 02816
- County: Kent
- Size: 62.3 sq. miles
- Coordinates: Lat. 41.6886, Long 71.5642
- Population: 35,014
- Median resident age: 42 years
- Median household income: $69,050
- Median home value: $258,700
- Homes currently available from: $50,000 — $956,000 (low range includes mobile homes)
- Tax rates: Residential: $20.98, Commercial: $25.29
What's it like to live in Coventry?
Shopping & Things To Do
Coventry Residents have a few go-to shopping plazas for their essential shopping and groceries. The New England Centre and Coventry Crossing shopping plazas house Walmart, BJs, and Home Depot. There is also a Stop & Shop in town center on Route 3.
If you like supporting small business shops, there are a handful of long-running places near the center of town, including Sparkle Unique Gifts, Porridge Pot, Krafty Sisters, and Bead Sting.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Due to its close proximity to West Warwick’s downtown area and urban sprawl, Coventry is one of the better towns in west Rhode Island for dining. In town, you can find local breakfast staples like Gentleman Farmer and The Old Theater Diner, or go for pub-style at Westcott House. The nice thing is that you’ll have easy access to downtown West Warwick’s bar scene and a variety of restaurants.
Restaurants to check out:
- Gentleman Farmer Diner
- The Old Theater Diner
- Westcott House
- Depetrillo’s Pizza & Bakery
- Dragon Place
Recreation & Activities
Much like it’s neighboring towns in Kent County, Coventry offers a wide range of outdoor activities. The biggest attraction is the “Trestle Trail” or Washington Secondary Bike Path. This 19-mile bike path stretches from Cranston to the edges of Coventry and Connecticut. It’s picturesque, easily accessed at multiple points, and provides residents a great way for casual exercise throughout the year.
One very popular area to buy a home in Coventry (and visit for recreation activities) is Johnson’s Pond. At 659 acres of fresh water with an average depth of 19 ft. (36 ft. at deepest point) and it’s one of RI’s best spots for swimming, fishing, waterboarding, and more.
Outdoor recreation areas to explore
Nicholas Farm Management Area: 1429-acre, public-use recreational area managed by the RIDEM department that is open year round for hiking and exploring. It’s also a very popular place for hunting. Game mammals present on the Nicholas Farm Wildlife Management Area include cottontail rabbits, white-tailed deer and furbearers such as fox, coyote, raccoon, muskrat, and mink. Carbuncle Pond, located within the protected area, is a popular destination for freshwater fishing.
Big River Management Area: one of the largest protected area in Rhode Island at over 8,000 acres of various forests and wetlands. The area covers land in both Coventry and West Greenwich. Here you’ll find fishing, numerous nature trails, and hunting opportunities if you’re licensed. There is also a freshwater quarry open for swimming!
Briar Point Park and Beach: a small public beach and picnic area on the shore of Tiogue Lake. Great place to bring the kids for freshwater swimming.
Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge: managed by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, this diverse wildlife refuge offer 295 acres of forest, wetlands, and open meadows. Carr’s Pond, a 11-acre freshwater pond, is located within the property grounds as well. It’s a great spot for birdwatching, hiking, and spotting wildlife.
George B. Parker Wildlife Refuge: an extensive, 860-acre trail system through diverse terrain that can take most of a day to fully explore. Revolutionary War-era carriage roads and historic rock formations are fun to explore during a day hike.
More places to explore in Coventry
Coventry Pines Country Club: a 9-hole, par 35 golf course open to the public throughout the year. The club offers an indoor golf simulator, private and group golf lessons, and an outdoor driving range.
Midstate Gun Company: a public, indoor shooting range and firearms & ammunition shop. You can rent firearms or bring your own. Visitors can sign up for a membership and take beginner or advanced level classes.
Schools & Education
The Coventry public school system consists of seven schools ranging from kindergarten to high school. This area is also home to the West Bay Collaborative, a vocational institution offering alternative education for high school students outside of the traditional academic setting.
If you’re looking for private schooling or special education centers, there are two options in town: John J. Doyle Elementary School (Roman Catholic) and the Pathways Strategic Teaching Center.
For more information on Coventry’s public school system, visit http://www.coventryschools.net/
- Coventry High School
- Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School
- Blackrock School
- Hopkins Hill School
- Tiogue School
- Washington Oak School
- Western Coventry School
Transportation & Getting Around
Coventry is a rural area of Rhode Island, so getting around here requires a vehicle. Except for the most eastern part (abutting West Warwick), the roadways are middle highways — routes 117, 3, 116, 118, 102, and 14.
Below are estimated travel times to frequent destinations (if you live in the middle of Coventry):
- Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 13.6 miles
- Distance to Providence train station: 21.1 miles
View homes for sale in Coventry
Williams & Stuart lists homes for sale in all of Coventry
- Arrowwood Estates
- Breezy Lake
- Chandler Estates
- Colonial Acres
- Coventry Centre
- Falls Scott Hollow
- Hope View Highland
- Hopkins Hill
- Hopkins Hollow
- Hunters’ Crossing
- Johnsons Pond
- Knotty Oak
- Maple Valley
- Matteson Estates
- Phillips Hill
- Pine Hill
- Pine Ridge
- Quidnick Reservoir
- Ramblewood Estates
- Red Oak Estates
- Rice City
- Sherwood Valley
- Spring Lake
- Stone Hill Estates
- Stump Pond
- The Oaks
- Truman Heights
- Westwood Estates
- Windsor Park
- Whaley’s Hollow
- Wood Estates