West Greenwich RI Real Estate
Who said the waterfront is the most attractive locale in Rhode Island? Take a few steps westward into the lush forests and backroads on southern New England and discover West Greenwich. Here you’ll find numerous outdoor recreation spots — hunting, nature walks, freshwater quarries, mountain bike trails, and more. Plus, I-95 runs directly through the eastern portion of West Greenwich, making it more accessible than its neighboring western RI towns.
The real estate market in West Greenwich is similar to other western RI towns like Exeter, Hope Valley, Coventry, and Burrillville. According to Realtor.com, the median home listing price is $399,000, though our local agents could provide a more accurate and in-depth valuation estimate.
- Established: 1741
- Zip Code: 02817
- County: Kent
- Size: 51 sq. miles
- Latitude: 41.6285 Longitude: 71.6638
- Population: 6,138
- Median resident age: 37
- Median household income: $71,332
- Median home value: $300,300
- Homes currently available from: $49K — $799K
- Tax rate: $22.55
What's it like to live in West Greenwich?
The Mishnock area of West Greenwich and lower-south Coventry are the shopping spots for residents. There are a few small business retailers and specialty shops around town, such as Leyden’s Winery and Tree Shop, Gordon’s Gourmet or Piecing With Poppers. However, most West Greenwich residents make the short trip into Coventry or Warwick for bulk shopping.
Small businesses to visit:
Dining & Nightlife
West Greenwich isn’t much of a “dining destination.” Its main attractions fall under recreations and outdoor activities. That said, you will find a few restaurants in town that serve top-notch, casual fare. If you’re looking for something a little fancier, the East Greenwich waterfront hotspot is only a short drive away from most areas.
- Dan’s Place
- Tavern on the Hill
- Wood’s Tavern
- Wicked Good Pizza
Recreation & Activities
Much like the western part of Rhode Island, West Greenwich is largely made up of forests, farms and natural landscapes, so the area is rich with outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s home to several nature preserves, state parks, wildlife refuges, freshwater ponds, and more.
Places to explore:
Big River Management Area — by far the largest outdoor recreation spot in West Greenwich. Here you’ll find fishing, numerous nature trails, and hunting opportunities if you’re licensed. There is also a freshwater quarry open for swimming!
- Beach Pond State Park
- Stepstone Falls
- Coventry Sand Dunes
- Fry Pond Conservation Management Area
- Tillinghast Pond Management Area
- Wickaboxet Management Area
Schools & Education
The Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District is made up of five schools which serve approx. 1,600 students in the PK-12 grades. The Exeter-West Greenwich high school is rated at number 11 “best schools in Rhode Island” according to Niche.com’s ratings.
West Greenwich is also home to the University of Rhode Island’s Alton Jones Campus, which focuses specifically on nature preservation and environmental protection studies.
For more information, visit the public school district website at https://www.ewgrsd.org/
District schools include:
- Exeter-West Greenwich high school
- Exeter-West Greenwich junior high school
- Metcalf School (elementary)
- Wawaloam Elementary School
- Mildred E. Lineham School
Transportation & Getting Around
I-95 runs directly through the eastern section of West Greenwich and Route 102 cuts through the middle. That said, unless you’re an avid biker, having a car is necessary to get around here. If you live near the Connecticut border and commute to Providence, it’ll be a 30 – 40 min ride.
- Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 17.2 miles