Incorporated in 1913, West Warwick is the youngest town in Rhode Island. Despite having just under eight square miles of land, West Warwick is one of the most populated towns in the
Ocean State. Many of Rhode Island’s old mills were located in West Warwick and produced textile for clothing such as cotton. Many of these mills still stand today along the Pawtuxet River.
Residents and visitors alike can enjoy enjoy the outdoors at West Warwick's Riverpoint Park and its riverwalk along the Pawtuxet River or take a bike ride through the adjacent bike path.Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the two country clubs in the town—the public Midville Country Club and semi-private West Warwick Country Club.
Some real estate in West Warwick date back to the mid19th century with classic architectural styles like Historic Greek Revival. Single family homes are popular in town with styles such as Ranch and Victorian Colonial. Other types of homes are for sale, however, like condominiums and multi-family houses.
West Warwick has a long history as a thriving mill town, and has managed to transform with the times while still preserving some of its heritage and traditions. Among these local gatherings are the longstanding celebrations of St. Patrick's Day and the Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival.
Affordability is one of the many great things West Warwick has to offer. This attribute certainly comes in handy when you live in such close proximity to the Warwick Mall, the second most popular mall in the state. A contemporary shopping center with a Trader Joe’s is also close, as well as the night campus of the Community College of Rhode Island. Many of West Warwick’s historic mills have been converted into upscale housing, bringing a new generation of residents to this versatile Rhode Island town.
West Warwick is made up of the villages of: Arctic, Birch Hill, Crompton, Harris, Jericho, Lippitt, Natick, Phenix, and Wescott.