Whether it’s the award-winning schools, quintessential colonial feel, or the beautiful coastline, Kingstown has drawn many to settle in this lovely town.
The coastal community of North Kingstown is located in the southeastern part of Rhode Island and retains an old world feel of a fishing village. Moored sailboats and rocky shores complement open fields and wooded coves inland. Stepping into North Kingstown’s Wickford Village, you will feel as though you are transported to an early Colonial village. Its boutique-style shops and restaurants that line the street have something to offer everyone.
The Rhode Island Bay Lighthouse Cruise takes guests on a narrated cruise around 10 of the bay's lighthouses. The 30 miles cruise may be the best way to explore Narragansett Bay.
Construction, education, healthcare, and sales are all common occupations for the residents of North Kingstown. Most people travel under 25 minutes to work every day.
Educational opportunities abound in North Kingstown. The town is home to six elementary schools. There are also two middle schools, each enrolling around 480-580 students. In addition, there are three private schools in North Kingstown, including a Montessori school and a Christian academy.
North Kingstown Senior High School enrolls nearly 1,600 children in grades 9-12. The school has twice been named as one of the top high schools in America by US News and World Report. The school also boasts the largest athletic program of any Rhode Island high school. The school also prides itself in its award-winning music and fine arts programs as well.
The University of Rhode Island is just eight miles from North Kingstown, making for an easy commute for students.