Richmond RI Real Estate
Richmond is a quiet, rural town just north of the South County oceanfront. Here you’ll find winding roads, nature preserves, and beautiful, well-kept golf courses. The school system is regionalized with Charlestown and Hopkinton. Residents here love the peaceful quiet and small town feel. Yet Richmond is also home to the Washington County Fair, a 50-year tradition that attracts thousands of travelers every year. Homes for sale here range from $65 — $899K.
What's it like to live in Richmond?
Shopping & Things to do
There is a shopping center right before the Route 138 and I-95 Junction in Wyoming. This area has all of the essential retail spots — Stop & Shop, Ocean State Job Lot, Rite Aid, etc. — for Richmond residents. Further, into Wyoming, you’ll find smaller specialty shops and boutique outlets.
Washington County Fair — celebrated for over 50 years, this summertime fair attracts some of the top country music stars in America. It’s a two-day weekend festival with hundreds of demonstrators, outdoor games, food stands, crafters, artists, and more.
Spring Hill Sugar House — a fun place to bring the family for corn mazes, pumpkin picking, scavenger hunts, and more. The shop includes all kinds of sugary treats like fresh-pressed apple cider, maple syrup, and honey sticks.
Dining & Nightlife
Richmond is quiet, rural town, so your best bet to find “nightlife” spots is further south into Westerly, Charlestown or South Kingstown. That said, there are a few restaurants that are popular with locals and nearby gems that are worth the drive.
Restaurants to check out:
- Boucher’s Wood River Inn
- Mulligan’s Tap & Grill
- Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shop
- The Middle of Nowhere Diner
Recreation & Activities
Beaver River Preserve — hiking trails in a heavily wooded area with views of Beaver River. Perfect for a family outing or a casual day hike.
Carolina Management Area — 2,359 acres of evergreen forest, wetlands, and agriculture. Popular local spot for fishing and seasonal hunting, and many different trails for hiking.
Richmond Heritage Trail — opened to the public in September 2017. There is a beautiful boardwalk with informational signs about the founding and history of Richmond.
Grass Pond Management Area — a protected nature preserve with a small hiking trail and open for hunting at certain times of the year. The wetlands here are home to several endangered species of plants and wildlife, including rare species of dragonflies and damselflies.
The Preserve at Boulder Hills — a private sporting community with upland hunting, ziplining, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, tennis, archery, ATVs, cross country skiing, snowmobiles, a championship 18-hole golf course, and the longest indoor gun range in America.
Dawley Memorial State Park — a small park right of Nooseneck Hill Road, perfect for a family outing or leisurely strolls in a peaceful outdoor setting.
Golf courses and country clubs:
Laurel Lane Country Club — located right over the town line in West Kingston, Laurel Lane is a public, 18-hole golf course. It has two restaurants (RUDY’s Bar & Grille and CaddyShack), a driving range, pro shop, and banquet hall for weddings and private events.
Richmond Country Club — 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.
Meadowbrook Golf Course — a public, 18-hole golf course purchased and renovated in 2006 by the same owners of Richmond Country Club. At Par 72 and 7400 yards from the back tees, it is the longest public course in Rhode Island.
Schools & Education
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 the official website at Chariho Highschool website.
Chariho regional schools:
Transportation & Getting Around
I-95 runs through the eastern portion of Richmond, so it’s easy to access and make your way south to Connecticut or north towards Providence. The main junction is Route 138 / I-95, or where Route 3 meets the highway.
Route 138 — middle highway cuts across the middle of town through East Wyoming, Haygarden and Usquepaug, connecting Richmond to West Kingston and Hope Valley.
Route 2 (South Country Trail) — a small portion of Route 2 runs through the southeastern part of town, giving easy access to Charlestown (south) or Exeter (north).
Distance to Providence: 33.2 miles
Distance to Newport: 25 miles
Distance to Mystic, CT: 22.4 miles