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Rhode Island

Little Compton Community Stats

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According to Realtor.com, the median listing home price in Little Compton, RI was $775K in January 2023, trending down -11.2% year-over-year. The median listing home price per square foot was $421. The median home sold price was $754K.

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Home Inventory


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* 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. 7 December 2023. & Realtor.com


Little Compton

Little Compton is a mostly rural and oceanfront town in Rhode Island’s East Bay. It sits across the Sakonnet River from Newport, RI, and borders Westport, MA. Little Compton’s beachfront is regarded as some of the best in New England, and is home to several esteemed private clubs. There is a certain vibe about Little Compton that’s unique, a kind of “slow down” mentality amongst the locals and residents. The community is peaceful, relaxed, and oftentimes very wealthy. Little Compton also has the lowest residential tax rates in the state, making the real estate options here highly desirable. You can find waterfront properties or secluded, rural properties around Pottersville, Adamsville, and The Commons.

Little Compton Weather

The average high temperature in July is 77.6 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 22.6 degrees. The annual precipitation is 46.

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Life in Little Compton

Little Compton, Rhode Island, is a quaint and picturesque town that offers a glimpse into New England's pastoral charm and coastal beauty. This quiet community is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can unwind at the beautiful, unspoiled beaches like Goosewing Beach, which is also a nature preserve, ideal for bird watching and enjoying the tranquil seaside. The town center, anchored by the historic Commons, is lined with age-old buildings and a charming white church, providing a scenic spot for photography and leisurely walks. For a taste of local culture and history, the Little Compton Historical Society offers insights into the town's past through its well-preserved artifacts and exhibitions.

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Schools & Education

Little Compton’s School Department consists of one school that serves the K – 8 grades — Wilbur & McMahon School. It serves approximately 250 students per year, with 33 teachers. Once a student reaches ninth grade, they attend Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, RI. Public school bus access is provided by the Little Compton School Department for students traveling to Portsmouth. For more detailed information about Little Compton’s School Department.

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Getting Around...


Little Compton is an oceanfront town of long winding roads and quiet seclusion. It’s miles away from the nearest highway and getting around here requires a car, motor bike, or bicycle.

Route 77: this is the main road that connects Little Compton to Tiverton and further access to highway travel via Route 24. It goes north to south, starting at Four Corners and ends at Sakonnet Point.

Route 24: Route 24 runs through Tiverton and provides residents a way to reach Bristol, Newport or Fall River. It’s also the quickest way to reach Providence via 195-W.

Long Hwy: runs north to south through the center of Little Compton and connects a few main villages — The Commons, Pottersville, and South Shore beach.

Additional Transportation Information

  • Airport

    T.F. Green Airport

    Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 40.2 miles

  • Airport

    Providence Train Station

    Distance to Providence Train Station: 34.9 Miles

Government, City & Town Links

For more information on Little Compton community events and government departments, please visit the official website

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