poll: #5 Warwick: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013


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The state's 2nd-largest city combines industry, commercial zones, and varied residential neighborhoods both wooded and waterfront. It is situated a short way from the capital and is easily accessible through the highway system. Warwick’s location in the center of the state also makes it a prime location for T.F. Green Airport. Its easy accessibility and central location make it an area ripe for continued industrial, commercial, and population growth.

Warwick by the numbers

Established: 1642
Population: 82,762
Median household income: $59,973
Median housing price: $155,000

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 5
Affordability ranking: 4
Education ranking: 28
Economic Condition ranking: 28
Safety ranking: 38
Arts & Culture ranking: 4

Famous residents

Bill Almon, MLB Baseball player
Rocco Baldelli, MLB Baseball Player
Will Blackmon, NFL player
Damian Costantino, NCAA record holder with hits in 60 consecutive games
Sara Decosta, US Women's Hockey Goalie
George Sears Greene, Civil War general
Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War general and second in command to George Washington
Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, paranormal investigators, founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society, and hosts of Ghost Hunters
Michaela McManus, actress
Walt Mossberg, technology editor for the Wall Street Journal
Raymond Nels Nelson Bureau Chief of The Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin
Craig Price, notorious alleged murderer from Buttonwoods
Chris Terreri, NHL goalie
Dan Wheeler, Major League pitcher attended Pilgrim High School
Doug White, former NBC 10 News Anchor
James Woods, actor


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