* 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
North Kingstown sits right on the cusp on South County, Rhode Island, known for its pristine beaches, freshly caught seafood and luxurious waterfront lifestyles. The historic villages and colonial homes bring homeowners looking to buy in North Kingstown: Wickford, Saunderstown, and Davisville. Here you’ll discover friendly communities and local proprietors of all kinds. The school district is also a selling point for potential homeowners because it’s consistently top-rated in the state.
Wickford Village is home to many gift shops and hand-crafted maker businesses. If you’re into antiques and boutique retail where you can find special-made pieces, this seaside village is the place for you. However, you’ll find the “must need” shopping plaza just outside Quonset Point along the Post Road and Route 403 junction.
Produced by the Wickford Art Association since 1962, we invite you to come and discover the Wickford Art Festival! At its new location this year, Wilson Park, the Wickford Art Festival carries on it’s long history and reputation for featuring some of the top fine artists from across the country, but also hosting many of the well known and beloved New England and local Rhode Island artists widely admired by art enthusiasts.
The Festival of Lights in Historic Wickford Village begins with the official lighting of the Tree at Updike Park. Thousands of white lights transform the village into a winter wonderland. This event is full of Christmas spirit and stunning holiday displays as shop owners compete for awards.
Located near Newport, Casey Farm had access to goods imported from England, enabling its early owners to live fashionably. The region’s economy was tied to the slave trade, and this plantation was one of several in the region supplying plantations in the South and the West Indies. By 1755, one out of every three Rhode Island residents was enslaved, most of them in the South County region where Casey Farm is located. Starting in the mid-nineteenth century, the Casey family leased the property to tenant farmers but retained two rooms in the house for their own occasional summer use. Today, CSA members receive fresh, certified organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers, and a relationship to the land on which the produce is grown. Buy a share for the 2021 summer season, or contact the farm office for more information. Preorder your fresh Casey Farm produce to pick up at the weekly farmers’ market
Smith's Castle, built in 1678, is a house museum at 55 Richard Smith Drive, near Wickford, a village in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States. Smith's Castle is one of the oldest houses in the state. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993 as Cocumscussoc Archeological Site, due to the artifacts and information digs in the vicinity have yielded. It is located just off U.S. 1
From the docks of Quonset to the walkable streets of Wickford Village and the outdoor beauty of Ryan Park, North Kingstown has plenty to offer its residents. Thinking about taking a weekend escape? Hop aboard the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry. Want to bring the family to experience a piece of history? Take them to Casey Farm to see 17-century methods still being utilized today. Or visit Smith’s Castle for a walking tour of the grounds.
South County RI is slightly “off the beaten” because of Interstate 95 veering to the western part of RI after heading south from Providence. Route 1 and 4 are the main throughways in North Kingstown (and all of South Country). But living in North Kingstown gives homeowners two unique advantages:
Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 16 miles
For more information on the town government of North Kingstown, community information, and ways to contact, please visit the official website