West Warwick Homes For Sale
The most under-rated town in the state!
West Warwick has an interesting history. West Warwick was incorporated in 1913, making it the youngest town in the state. Prior to 1913, the town, situated on the western bank of the Pawtuxet River, was the population and industrial center of the larger town of Warwick. The town split because local Democratic politicians wanted to consolidate their power and isolate their section of town from the Republican-dominated farmland in the east. The area that is now the town of West Warwick was the site of some of the earliest textile mills in the United States situated along the banks of the north and south branches of the Pawtuxet River. These small mill villages would play an important role in the early development of the textile industry in North America. Lippitt Mill founded in 1809 by Revolutionary War hero, Christopher Lippitt, was one of the first mills in the area. The population was 29,191 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.1 square miles The following villages are located in West Warwick:
- Arctic, formerly known as Jericho, in the center of West Warwick where most of the town municipal buildings are located
- Lippitt, home to the historicLippitt Mill, which was constructed in 1809
- Natick, a neighborhood in the northeast section of the town.
- Phenix, in the northwest corner of the town, is the site of the William B. Spencer home, built in the early 1870s, and now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The area became in later years a mainly Portuguese area.
- River Point, home to the historic Royal Mills and to Horgan Elementary School
- Wescott, in northern West Warwick, home to the onetime Wescott train crossing
The 1810 Lippitt Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of the earliest textile mills in Rhode Island. It was founded in 1809 and the current dam was constructed in 1889. The Mill is one of the earliest textile mills in Rhode Island and is one of the oldest American textile mills still used for manufacturing. Another mill in the area, The Original Bradford Soap Works, dates back to the 1800s and is still in use today.
Things to Do in West Warwick
Recreation, golf and more!
West Warwick has plenty to do! On Hay Street near Horgan School, there is a park with 5 ball-fields including McCarthy Stadium, 3 soccer fields, picnic area, 2 lighted basketball courts, 4 Tennis courts, and a playground area. The Donald Roch Riverwalk also is located in this park. Right next door you can bike ride or Rollerblade on the scenic bike path. In addition, there are several other playgrounds located throughout town. Flat Top Playground is located on New London Turnpike this site includes a Nature Walk, Recreational area, T- Ball Field and a Playground. On Factory Street you will find a recreation facility that includes a recreational area, Basketball court and various playground equipment. The Carlson Circle Playground features an open recreational area. The Crompton Playground located on Main Street has a lighted basketball court, Recreational area and a playground. The Brookside Avenue Playground features an open recreational Natick Fields, located on Crossland and Glendale Road features 3 ball fields and a playground area. The town offers baseball, basketball, hockey football and soccer leagues. You can learn more here http://www.westwarwicksports.org . West Warwick Parks Department also has a summer concert series at the Majestic Gazebo. The concerts are sponsored by Centreville Bank and are held from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
West Warwick also boasts several golf courses. West Warwick Country Club is located at 335 Wakefield Street. West Warwick Country Club (WWCC) is a nine-hole semi-private golf course conveniently located in central Rhode Island. A family owned hidden gem of a course which boasts well kept fairways and exceptional greens, WWCC is a member of the RIGA and has been home to several champion golfers over the years. A variety of affordable membership options are available and applications are currently being accepted with no initiation fee. Public golfers are also invited to enjoy a round of golf during set hours seven days a week. WWCC offers a full service restaurant in addition to a banquet facility. Special rates apply for league play, group outings (large and small) and fundraising tournaments.
Midville Golf Club is located at 100 Lombardi Avenue. It’s a nine hole course with an interesting layout featuring a variety of slopes, angles and hazards offers skilled golfers a challenging environment and helps golfers of all levels learn the intricacies of course management. Midville is centrally located in the heart of Rhode Island, close to route 95, TF Greene Airport and less than 15 minutes from downtown Providence.
The Vally Country Club is located 251 New London Avenue. Valley Country Club is a private 18 hole, par 72 course with picturesque views, challenging greens and pristine fairways. 51 bunkers and 3 water holes are featured on the tree lined course making for a challenging experience. First built in 1925 as a nine hole course, Valley was extended to its current 18 hole layout in 1964. The original holes, 1,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 18 all feature smallish greens, a trademark of British architect W.H. Follet a protégé of renowned golf course architect Donald Ross.
There are quite a few good places to eat!
Boneheads is located at 131 Washington Street. They specialize in, you guessed it, wings. You can definitely taste the freshness of the food and yes even the love the owners have poured into this business in every bite. My only regret was not ordering some nachos too because Boneheads makes the best nachos I’ve ever had. The food was awesome the service was awesome.
Gel’s Kitchen is located at 1745 Main Street. Its super poular with locals, and serves the best corned beef has around. According to one reviewer “Great friendly service! I came here for breakfast two days in a row it was so good. In-and-out both days – with breakfast and coffee for two – for under $20, tip included. Now that’s a great deal!! It’s not a fancy, gourmet spot; nor does it pretend to be. It’s just good, friendly home cooking like my mom and dad were back in the kitchen!” Ya can’t beat that!
And, if you’re looking for awesome pizza, my personal favorite is Pag’s Pizza. Its located at 289 Cowesett Avenue. This really is a our go-to pizza joint. The owners are super nice, friendly, helpful folks who know how to make a great pizza. The pizza is medium thick, airy and perfectly cooked, golden brown on the bottom, soft and a little chewy I’m the middle, with a perfect edge, which I sometimes enjoy as much as any part of the pizza. The sauce is tasty, flavorful and compliments the fresh cheese blend nicely. It’s mostly a take-out place, with only 4 tables inside.