Guide to Rhode Island Communities

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West Greenwich

West Greenwich is one of Rhode Island’s most rural communities, with substantial areas of forest. The town borders Connecticut to the west, East Greenwich to the east, and Coventry to the north. Though town services are located along Route 102 (also known as Victory Highway), which runs north-south just west of the central part of town, most commercial activity can be found at any of the four I-95 exits, which also runs through the town. Exits 7 and 6 are near East Greenwich and Coventry, specifically, near the Centre of New England, which is a very large shopping area; and Exit 5, near the border with Exeter. Route 3, also known as Nooseneck Hill Rd., runs north-south parallel to I-95 as a local road, where the regional junior and senior high schools are located.

Living in West Greenwich:

Given its rural nature, there are few densely developed residential areas. The northeast corner near I-95 is the most densely developed area; however, there may be modest single family homes scattered throughout the town.

TO USE YOUR VOUCHER HERE, THE TOTAL RENT CANNOT EXCEED:

Zip Code/Place Name 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 5 BR 6 BR
West Greenwich/02817 $1,397 $1,573 $1,892 $2,354 $2,827 $3,251 $3,675

RENTAL LIMITS

TO USE YOUR VOUCHER HERE, THE TOTAL RENT CANNOT EXCEED:

  Zip Code/Place Name
  West Greenwich/02817
0 BR $1,397
1 BR $1,573
2 BR $1,892
3 BR $2,354
4 BR $2,827
5 BR $3,251
6 BR $3,675

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

  • Route 95X / Westerly Park-n-Ride (park at I-95 Exit 7 for service to Providence)

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (25 miles)—30 minutes
  • Warwick (18 miles)—26 minutes
  • Newport (26 miles)—40 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall

280 Victory Highway 401-392-3800

Library

Louttit Library 274 Victory Highway

Post Office

25 Old Summit Rd, Greene (Coventry) Approx. 6 miles, 10-minute drive.

Police Department

280 Victory Highway

Recycling Center

68 Bates Trail

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Elsie Palmgren Oltedale Community Center at the Louttit Library

Tri-County Community Action Agency – Southern Region – Numerous services including medical care, child care and educational programs, energy programs.

1935 Kingstown Road, Wakefield 401-789-3016

YMCA – Westwood Branch

2093 Harkney Hill Rd., Coventry Approx. 5 miles, 11-minute drive.

DHS & SNAP Offices Warwick

195 Buttonwoods Ave. Warwick, RI 02886 Approx. 18 miles, 31-minute drive. DHS: 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) SNAP: 1-401-736-1400

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD

Faith Fellowship Food Pantry

260 Victory Highway

Nearest grocery store and Pharmacy is Walmart Supercenter in Coventry.

650 Centre Of New England Blvd Coventry (Approx. 9 miles, 15-minute drive.)

SHOPPING

Nearest Walmart Supercenter

650 Centre Of New England Blvd Coventry (Approx. 9 miles, 15-minute drive.)

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

See services in Exeter and North Kingstown.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District Report Card from RI Department of Education

 

    RIDE Rating

Mildred E. Lineham School (PK)

859 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich

Wawaloam School (Gr. K-1)

100 Victory Highway

★★★★☆

Metcalf School (Gr. 2-6)

30 Nooseneck Hill Road

★★★☆☆

Exeter-West Greenwich Regional Junior High School (Gr. 7-8)

930 Nooseneck Hill Road West Greenwich

★★★☆☆

Exeter-West Greenwich Regional High School (Gr. 9-12)

930 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich

★★★★☆

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

The Greene School (Gr. 9-12) 94 John Potter Rd.

BANKS

Centreville Bank

834 Victory Highway

MEDICAL SERVICES

Ocean State Urgent Care

982 Tiogue Avenue Coventry (401)-821-6800 Approx. 8 miles, 13-minute drive.

Nearest hospital: Kent Hospital

455 Toll Gate Rd, Warwick (401) 737-7000 approx. 16 mi., 20-25 minute drive

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 2
Catholic + Episcopal Church Nearest Catholic & Episcopal: Coventry (approx. 8 miles, 13-minute drive)
Jewish Synagogue Nearest Synagogue: East Greenwich (approx. 13 miles, 18-minute drive)
Muslim Mosque Nearest Mosque: South Kingstown (approx. 17 miles, 31-minute drive)

RECREATION

West Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department

OUTDOOR SPACES>

Beach Pond State Park

Wickaboxet State Forest

Big River Management Area

 Arcadia State Forest

Tillinghast Pond Management Area

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS

The Creative Space Art Lessons -Small group art classes are offered, as well as school vacation camps!

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