* Tax rate based per thousand - Sources: United States Census Bureau. 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 17 March 2022. & Realtor.com
Hopkinton is a beautiful, rural town just north of Westerly. You can find homes for sale in the quaint villages of Hope Valley, Ashaway, and Rockville, or further into the secluded, winding back roads of town. Living in Hopkinton is quiet and peaceful, yet easily accessible to other parts of the state due to its proximity to I-95. South County beaches are a twenty minute drive, and Connecticut’s best casinos are less than ten miles away. Plus, the Chariho Regional School District is one of the highest rated in the state (shared by Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton).
Shopping center near Rt.138 / I-195 Junction — Head east on Route 138 out of Wyoming and there is a shopping center with Ocean State Job Lot and Stop & Shop.
Hopkinton is off the beaten path (at least for most Rhode Islanders). Besides the shopping center mentioned above, you can visit Hope Valley for general stores, small grocery, and Ma & Pa’s Country Store.
A local country store with fresh produce, eggs, and other food. You can also see the farm animals and enjoy a family setting.
The villages of Hope Valley, Wyoming, and Ashaway offer the best variety of restaurants in Hopkinton. Being a rural area, many of the restaurants in Hopkinton are tavern or Inn-style places, though you can find “outside the box” concepts sprinkled around town (like Bail Village Restaurant). If you’re looking for fine dining or a night out, just head south to Westerly or cross over the state line into Stonington, CT.
Rhode Island’s largest recreational area with over 14,000 acres of open land actively managed for hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The Wood River offers one of the best fresh pond fishing opportunities in the state.
Started in 1917, Camp Yawgoog is the oldest and largest Boy Scout camp in Rhode Island situated on 1800 acres of land in Rockville, RI.
hiking and walking trails over varied terrain, swimming, and open year-round for visitors.
One of the more challenging areas to hike in Rhode Island. The trails surround Ell Pond and Long Pond, ranging from two to four miles in length.
Year-round open golf course (weather permitting) for the public. 18-hole, Par 69. Tee times are not necessary because there is usually no wait time to begin.
A public, 18-hole championship golf course with a banquet hall and restaurant (The Clubhouse Grill). Has earned four-star ratings from USA Today and Golf Digest.
50-acres of camping grounds under towering pines and heavy forest. RV sites, tent sites, and cabin rentals are available for visitors.
The Chariho Regional School district serves the towns of Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton — “Chariho” is an abbreviated term for all three town names. The district consists of six public schools serving K-12 students, plus alternative and vocational programming for high school students through CHARIHOtech.
For more information on school programs, calendars and contact info, visit their website
I-95 — RI’s main interstate highway runs through directly through the middle of Hopkinton. Gives residents easy access to Connecticut or to travel north into the metro Providence area.
Route 3 (Nooseneck Hill Road) — middle highway connects Hopkinton to Westerly (south) and West Greenwich (north). Travels parallel to the interstate and through each of Hopkinton’s main villages, including Ashaway, Hopkinton Center, Hope Valley, and Wyoming.
Route 138 — fastest way to travel east towards Richmond, Kingston, South Kingston, and Narragansett. Also connects several villages in Hopkinton, including Hope Valley, Moscow, and Rockville.
Exclusive Amtrak train station on the Northeast Regional line. Travels north to Boston or south to New York City and Washington D.C. Also stops in nearby Kingston (approx. 15 mins away from Hopkinton center).
Small regional airport provides flights to Block Island through New England Airlines. It also serves as an aircraft maintenance area for T.F. Green and provides corporate aviation services.
Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 29.2 miles
Distance to Westerly Station: 8 miles
Distance to Kingston Station: 14.3 miles
For more information on the town government of Hopkinton, community information, and ways to contact, please visit the official website