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Welcome to Warren — the smallest town, in the smallest county, of the smallest state. Residents of Warren love pointing out this detail (you can purchase t-shirts with that tagline), but there’s a lot that goes on here for a small town. In fact, Warren has one of the best restaurant scenes in the East Bay. You can visit more than 20 locally-owned and operated dining spots in a span of only a few miles. The beautiful, historic downtown waterfront has many preserved colonial-style homes and buildings. The community is very tight-knit, welcoming, and supportive of everything local — artists, small businesses, events, and restaurants. You’ll find housing options for single-family homes, multi-family homes, and condominiums.
You’ll find most of the larger retail stores are outside of Warren, but not too far away. Nearby Bristol and Barrington have Shaw’s and Stop N’ Shop for grocery needs. Many residents travel to Seekonk or Swansea via Route 6 for big box stores, such as Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s. If you like to shop local, Tom’s Market in Warren is a great spot to grab fresh produce or prepared foods.
The downtown area of Warren also has interesting antiquing stores and gift shops. Walk along Water Street and you’ll find stores like MUSE, Whimsies, The Greenery, and IslandBoy. Don’t forget to visit Imagine, a nationally-recognized gift store and ice cream parlor.
A “well-kept secret” annual music and arts festival in Warren. See some of the best local music acts for free! It’s an all-day music festival with two stages, local artists, and pop-up restaurants.
Every third weekend of July, the Warren Rotary Club throws a seafood festival at Burr’s Hill Park. You can get all your favorite Rhody bites all in one place — clam boil, fried clam bellies, fresh shucked oysters, fried dough, and more. There’s always live music outside and a beer tent, so you can pull up a lawn chair and enjoy!
A long-time fresh seafood retailer based out of Warren, RI. Stop by their Clam Shack for amazing, RI-style fried seafood dishes. Or go to the marketplace for gourmet soups, fresh seafood, and prepared meals
Warren is quickly becoming one of Rhode Island’s “foodie destinations.” From 2012 to 2016, Warren opened seven new restaurants in the downtown and Water Street district. You have both fine dining and casual choices, plus excellent lunch spots and cafes along Main Street. For a night out, try the Galactic Theater and Hometown Tavern that both offer live music every week!
A public park right on the East Bay Bike Path and waterfront. Good place to bring your dogs, enjoy a picnic, or play sports. The park has tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, swing sets and a small playground for kids. Across the street from the park is Warren town beach, a small area open for swimming throughout the year. You can also grab a picnic table by the water and relax.
A mix-use park along Belcher’s Cove and Market Street. There is a roller skate rink for outdoor hockey and a small baseball field, plus it’s a good place to walk the dogs.
Colt State is located in Bristol, but is really an attraction for the entire East Bay area of Rhode Island. It’s oceanfront panorama of Narragansett Bay is one of the “gems” of the state parks system in RI. There are miles of bike and walking trails and more than 500 acres of open, mix-use space and groomed lawns. There are 400+ picnic tables, a skate park, fishing ponds, a historical museum, and many playing fields for kids — basketball courts, volleyball courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, hockey rinks, and more.
A public, 9-hole golf course with a club house and full-service restaurant. The course is open daily and offers a function room for catering events and private parties.
Warren and Bristol have a regional public school department for the K – 12 grades. Hugh Cole Elementary and Kickemuit Middle School are in Warren right off Route 103. Mount Hope High School and three elementary schools are in Bristol. Mount Hope High School is the #6 public high school in Rhode Island, according the US News & World Report. As a whole, the Bristol-Warren district serves approximately 3,200 students per year with a teaching staff of 300.
For detailed information about the Bristol-Warren School District, please visit their website visit their website
Route 114 (Main Street) runs parallel to Route 136 through Warren’s downtown district. It crosses into Barrington and Bristol, and continues throughout the East Bay area.
Route 136 (Metacom Ave) This main road connects Warren to Swansea, MA and Bristol, RI. It’s how residents here access I-195 for travel to Providence and other nearby cities. Most of the retail stores in-town are located on this road, including CVS and Ocean State Job Lot
Route 103: traveling east from downtown, Child Street becomes Route 103 after you pass by Kickemuit Middle School. It crosses into Swansea, MA and continues east to Fall River.
Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 20 miles
Distance to Providence Train Station: 11 miles
For more information on Warren community events and government departments, please visit the official website at