Forbes.com has named Washington County, RI as twelfth in its list of "America's Best Places To Raise A Family" on June 30th, 2008
- Westerly, Rhode Island
- Watch Hill, Rhode Island
- Misquamicut, Rhode Island
- Hopkinton, Rhode Island
- Richmond, Rhode Island
- Pawcatuck, Connecticut
- Southern Rhode Island, Washington County Rhode Island, South County Rhode Island
Watch Hill is a beautiful seaside village nestled on a peninsular point of land that is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, providing a spectacular view of the most beautiful sunsets in all of Rhode Island.
Over the years, many notable celebrites have visited Watch Hill as it provides a perfect retreat from the fast-pace glitz of Hollywood life. Westerly's most famous resident is pop star Tylor Swift who purchased a 17.5 million dollar home, in cash, in 2012. Located just a few doors down from the world class Ocean House resort, Ms. Swift's expansive seaside residence abuts East Beach and is in plain view to the public and her adoring fans. Security officers guard the property 24/7. Despite these necessary security precautions, Ms. Swift can be seen regularly at local restaurants and ice cream parlors. She has consistently beend described as "sweet" and "gracious" in her interatctions with locals and fans in our community.
Misquamicut, Rhode Island
Indian for "Red Salmon at this place," the Misquamicut Beach is seven miles of sand and surf. The beach offers moderate surf and a little undertow, and has areas for body and board surfing with lifeguards on duty throughout the season. The sand varies from white fine powder for those of you who like a soft spot to suntan, to colored gravel - perfect for those seeking to add to their rock collections!
Hopkinton, Rhode Island
This southwestern Rhode Island community sits along the Connecticut border and had a bucolic history which is now being challenged by new developments. Hopkinton is a community of forests, state parks and management areas. Hopkinton's growth should continue as the town is bisected by I-95 giving it easy access to the growing southeastern Connecticut market as well as an easy 40-minute drive into Providence.
Fenner Hill Golf Course is a picturesque course that compliments the lovely Lindhbrook, par 3 course. These modern facilities are two of the finest courses in the region.
Ashaway Line & Twine is best known for manufacturing world class racket strings used by man of the leading professional players. They are the US's only manufacturer of this product, and they are also a world leader in the production of bulk, non-sterile and non-absorbable medical threads and custom braided products.
Hi-Tech Profiles specializes in the extrusion of tubing, hollow rod, bushing stock, and custom shapes. With HTP-Meds having over 23 years of extrusion experience, it positions the company as one of the most versatile producers of close tolerance, precision polyimide tubing and coated wire for medical, electrical and electronics applications today.
Richmond, Rhode Island
The Town of Richmond, originally a part of Charlestown, was incorporated August 18, 1747. It was probably named in honor of Edward Richmond, the Attorney General of the colony from 1671 to 1680, who took an active part in the original settlement of the area. A large portion of the town was included in the Shannock Purchase, a tract of vacant land sold by the Commissioners of the General Assembly to a company of purchasers in 1709.
The Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association is an important resource in this community. Many of WPWA's activities are directed toward educating and informing residents, visitors, and public officials about the watershed's pristine lands, water resources and fishing opportunities.
Pawcatuck is a river village in the historic town of Stonington. The first business was the trading post on the Pawcatuck River built by Thomas Stanton in 1661. Shortly thereafter a grist mill and later a sawmill was erected on the west bank of the river. The oldest standing house in Stonington is the Stanton-Davis Homestead in Lower Pawcatuck built in 1680.
Westerly / Pawcatuck two towns, one fabulous destination!
Southern Rhode Island Region
Washington County Rhode Island is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Rhode Island. Washington County borders Kent County to the north, New London County in Connecticut to the west, Suffolk County in New York to the southwest, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Newport County, Rhode Island, to the east. As of 2010, the population was 126,979. Formed as King's County in 1729 from the southern portion of Providence County, its name was changed to Washington County in 1781. Washington County is the largest county in Rhode Island, and the smallest county in the US that is a state's largest county. Rhode Island counties, including Washington County, have no governmental functions, other than as court administrative and sheriff corrections boundaries which are part of state government. Washington County consist of the following towns: Block Island/New Shoreham, Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown , Richmond , South Kingstown and Westerly.
Southern Rhode Island refers to a specific geographic region of Rhode Island that is marketed by the United Chambers of Southern Rhode Island, a coalition of 5 independent southern Rhode Island chambers of commerce that work in unison to advance the business interests and economy of the region. Southern Rhode Island chambers of commerce that partner in this coalition promote events, beaches, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses in the towns of Block Island/New Shoreham, Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown and Westerly. With over 2,300 businesses represented, this organization is the definitive voice of business for southern Rhode Island and also has members from the towns of East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Pawcatuck, CT and beyond.
South County Rhode Island is a marketing brand that refers to a specific geographic region of Rhode Island. That brand is promoted by the State of Rhode Island Department of Economic Development and the South County Tourism Council with funds that are generated through state hotel taxes. Marketing of South County promotes the following Rhode Island Towns: Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich and Westerly.
All these different names for one special region may seem confusing, but we can help. To obtain the most accurate and comprehensive vacation information and business information for Southern Rhode Island, South County and/or Washington County visit Unitedchambersri.com.