West Warwick RI Real Estate
Due to its affordable real estate and accessible location, West Warwick is quickly becoming a popular choice for younger people and families. This small city is known for its “tight-knit” feel and quiet atmosphere. It also has surprising amount of parks, recreation and restaurants within its eight-mile radius.
- Established: 1913
- Zip Code: 02893
- County: Kent
- Size: 8.1 sq. miles
- Latitude: 41.7037,
- Longitude: 71.5215
- Population: 28,626
- Median household income: $50,909
- Homes currently available from: $118K — $350K
- Tax Rates:
- Single & two family owner-occupied — $26.31
- Non-owner occupied 2, 3, 4, and 5 unit properties — $37.95
- Six or more unit properties — $37.95
- Commercial and industrial — $32.12
What's it like to live in West Warwick?
West Warwick isn’t known for small business retail, but there are places in the downtown area where you’ll find local purveyors. That said, covering the “essentials” is easy for residents because of the close proximity to Route 2 / Bald Hill Road. This area of Warwick is known as the “retail capital” with more than four miles of shopping plazas, plus the Rhode Island and Warwick Malls.
- Route 2 shopping plazas
- Rhode Island Mall
- Warwick Mall
- Center of New England
Dining & Nightlife
You’ll find quite a few foodie “staples” in West Warwick. For example, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place for chicken wings in Rhode Island than Boneheads Wing Bar. If you’re looking for fine dining and a classy atmosphere, Millworks Tavern or Aquilante’s Bistro & Tavern are two places to make a reservation. And if you want a low-key place where locals love to eat and catch up, AJ’s Restaurant and Little Rhody Ice Cream always delivers that “hometown” charm.
- Aquilante’s Bistro & Tavern
- Boneheads Wing Bar
- AJ’s Restaurant
- Little Rhody Ice Cream
- Millworks Tavern
- On the Roch’s
- Hour Bar
- Havana Cigar Club
Recreation & Activities
For a small town, West Warwick has a surprising amount of local parks and recreation areas for its residents. The Washington Secondary Bike Path, a 19-mile stretch that travels directly through the northern section of the city, can bring you to the edges of Coventry or all the way up to Lower Providence. Matteson Pond and Riverpoint Park are two areas perfect for day hiking, outings and nature walks. And if you’re looking to play a quick game of golf or become a member, West Warwick Country Club and Midville Golf Club are both nine-hole, regulation length courses.
Parks & Recreation:
- Matteson Pond & recreation area
- Riverpoint Park
- Natick Park
- Juniper Pond
- Midville Golf Club
- West Warwick Country Club
Things to check out:
- New Haven railroad car
- Arctic Playhouse
- Impact Action Sports Park
Schools & Education
The West Warwick Public Schools (WWPS) system is made up of five schools covering K-12 — three elementary, one middle and one high school. Being that West Warwick is one of the smallest towns in Rhode Island, and its schools are not regionalized with neighboring towns or cities, the public school choices are limited.
However, if you were interested in sending your child to a private school, there are many choices within a 20 – 25 mile radius from West Warwick. For example, St. Joseph’s School or Apponaug Christian Academy.
For more info on WWPS, visit their website athttps://www.westwarwickpublicschools.com/home
- John F. Horgan Elementary School
- West Warwick Senior High School
- St. Joseph School
Transportation & Getting Around
West Warwick sits just a few miles west from Route 2 (Bald Hill Road) and the I-295 / I-95 junction. It’s also conveniently located to T.F. Green airport, which is about a 5 – 15 minute drive from any point within the city limits. West Warwick also has the advantage of a central location in Rhode Island, which makes it easy to reach almost any part of the state in 30 mins or less by car.
The local RIPTA bus line is the main public transportation option here. The 13 bus runs through the downtown area to Coventry and the Warwick Mall.
RIPTA Bus Schedule
F. Green Airport
- Distance to T.F Green Airport: 7.2 miles
- Distance to Providence train station: 14.8 miles