Introduction to West Warwick, Rhode Island
West Warwick, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 5 miles W of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 51 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is included in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 29,581 people lived in West Warwick.
West Warwick History
The town of West Warwick was originally part of the town of Warwick. It was incorporated as a separate town in 1913. The town is home to several of the United State's earliest textile mills. In fact, these mills played a significant role in the development of North America’s textile industry. The town received national attention on February 20, 2003, when a fire at the Station Nightclub killed 100 patrons.
West Warwick and nearby Attractions
- Riverpoint Park
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
- Museum of Natural History
- Goddard Memorial State Park
- Fort Wetherill State Park
Things To Do In West Warwick
There are several parks and open spaces in West Warwick including Crompton Playground, Benny Magiera Memorial Ice Rink, Thomas Lamb Memorial Field House, and Brookside Avenue Playground. The town also has several churches such as the West Warwick Church of God, Saint John the Baptist Church, Christ the King Religious Church, and Riverpoint Congregational Church. You can enjoy shopping at the Cowessett Corners Shopping Center.
West Warwick Transportation
Theodore Francis Green State Airport is close to the town.
West Warwick Higher Education
Community College of Rhode Island and New England Institute of Technology are nearby.