Tiverton RI Real Estate

Tiverton is located on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay, across the Sakonnet River from Aquidneck Island. Together with Little Compton, the area is only connected to the rest of Rhode Island via the Sakonnet Bridge. Tiverton borders Fall River on the north side and Westport, MA along its eastern border. The town is unique in that the northern, middle, and southern parts of town are distinctly different from each other. Northern Tiverton is fairly urban due to its proximity to Fall River. The middle portion is a gorgeous waterfront area overlooking the Sakonnet River. Finally, the southern part of town is a quiet, historic district just before crossing over to rural Little Compton. That said, the real estate market here is varied and complex, with options all over the map for waterfront, suburban, and rural housing.

Community Overview

  • Established: 1747
  • Zip Codes: 02878
  • County: Newport
  • Size: 36.6 sq. miles
  • Coordinates: 41.6259° N, 71.2134° W
  • Population: 15,780
  • Median resident age: 41
  • Median household income: $58,917
  • Median home value: $316,738
  • Homes currently available from: $110,000 — $2,999,000
  • Tax rate: $16.39
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What's it like to live in Tiverton?


Tiverton residents have quite a few nearby options for their weekly shopping needs. Follow Route 81 just over the Rhode Island line into Fall River and you’ll find shopping plazas with Stop & Shop, Burlington Coat Factory, Savers, T.J. Maxx, Staples, South Coast Marketplace, and more. For specialty stores and small businesses, Route 138 on the north side of town (just before Fall River) has small shops, studios, and services.

Tiverton Four Corners: If you’re looking for arts, crafts, and boutique shops, the Four Corners neighborhood is the place to go. It’s a beautiful, historic district with a strong community of local artisans and creators.Visit the Sakonnet Farm Farmstead for local produce, dairy, and homemade treats. Peek around the several antique shops in the area or try a slice of gourmet cheese at The Cheese Wheel Village Market. Living around Tiverton in the summer provides a lot of opportunity for cool arts & crafts events around the Four Corners neighborhoods as well.

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Dining & Nightlife

Take a drive down Route 77 along Tiverton’s waterfront and you’ll find a handful of amazing restaurants: The Boat House, The Red Dory, Moulin Rouge, Plouf Plouf Gastronomie and more. The seafood selection here is some of the best you’ll find in the East Bay area of Rhode Island. You also have classic “town favorites” like Evelyn’s Drive-in, where you can sit at the picnic tables and enjoy their famous clam cakes and chowder. And don’t forget to grab a scoop of homemade ice cream from Gray’s while you’re exploring Four Corners.

Food spots to check out:

  • The Boat House
  • Evelyn’s Drive-In
  • Plouf Plouf Gastronomie
  • Moulin Rouge
  • The Red Dory
  • Sakonnet River Grille
  • Family Ties Restaurant
  • Trattoria Romana at Twin River Casino
  • Barcello’s Family Restaurant
  • Sabitado’s Pizzeria
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Recreation & Activities

Fogland Beach: a black stone public beach on the southern side of Fogland Point. Popular spot for kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, and relaxing. There is a conservation area with walking trails and places to view wildlife. Facilities include changing rooms, showers, picnic benches and a playground for kids.

Grinnell’s Beach: a newly renovated beach has brand-new facilities, parking lot, promenade, and imported sand. The surf is naturally light here, so it’s a nice place to relax and swim during the summer. Dogs are allowed on the beach as well and Tiverton residents park for free.

Fort Barton & Fort Barton Woods: an 83-acre natural area with 3.5 miles of trails that take visitors along Sin and Flesh Brook, where they can view many wildflowers, ferns, and animal habitats. Fort Barton is a Revolutionary War-era fortification named after Lt. Col. William Barton. You can climb the observation tower for a great view of the Sakonnet River and Mount Hope Bay.

Weetamoo Woods & Pardon Gray Preserve: 650 acres of forest and grassland that is protected by the Tiverton Land Trust. The walkable areas have more than seven miles of trails of sloping paths and wetlands. The trails are well-marked and maps are available at the trailhead area. Dogs are allowed but must be leased at all times and horses are permitted.

Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge: 1.6 square miles of protected woods and salt marshes along the Sakonnet River. The trail system is easy and relaxing with several observation points along the river. Great place for birdwatching as well.

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Schools & Education

The Tiverton Public School District consists of five schools serving the K-12 grades. The district enrolls approximately 1,800 students per year with 193 teachers. Students in the K-4 grades attend one of three elementary schools in the district — Ranger, Fort Barton, and Pocasset Elementary. As a whole, the district has a 12:1 student to teacher ratio per classroom. For more information, please visit the district website at http://www.tivertonschools.org/

Tiverton public schools:

  • Tiverton High School
  • Tiverton Middle School
  • Ranger Elementary School
  • Fort Barton Elementary
  • Pocasset Elementary
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Transportation & Getting Around

Route 24 is the main transportation channel for residents of Tiverton to reach other towns and cities in Rhode Island. 24 South runs across the Sakonnet Bridge into Aquidneck Island, which is the quickest way to reach Newport. 24 North connects to I-195 West towards Providence (which is must faster than traveling through the East Bay).

Route 138 and Route 81 both lead north into Fall River. Route 81 travels through the entire town of Tiverton, crossing over Route 177 before reaching Little Compton. Route 177 runs east to west across Tiverton and into Westport. It runs by Tiverton High School and Middle School, Adamsville, and Sandywoods Farm.

  • Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 31.9 miles
  • Distance to Providence Train Station: 25.9 miles
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Government/city and town links

For more information on Tiverton community events and government departments, please visit the official website at http://www.tiverton.ri.gov/

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  • Bliss Corners
  • Brayton Woods
  • Cottrell Farm
  • Country View Estates
  • Eagleville Estates
  • Field Stone
  • Fish Road
  • Fogland Beach
  • Ford Farm
  • Four Corners
  • Furey Farms
  • Gorden Heights
  • Grinnell Beach
  • Highland Road
  • Indian Rock Estates
  • Keyon Heights
  • Nanaquaket
  • Newport Country
  • Nonquit Pond
  • North Tiverton
  • Pocasset Hill
  • Riverside
  • Sandywoods Farm
  • Seapowet
  • South Tiverton
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  • Stone Bridge
  • Town Center
  • Weetamoo Woods
  • Westwind Terrace
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