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poll: West Warwick #34: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013


What’s The Best Thing About West Warwick?

The most recent community in Rhode Island, West Warwick established itself as a separate entity from Warwick in 1913. The community has a proud heritage and a noble tradition based on immigrant influx and milling. Its continuous educational growth, rapid industrial expansion, and boost from immigrant influxes since the 19th century all contribute to its pride.

West Warwick by the numbers

Established: 1648
Population: 29,191
Median household income: $50,006
Median housing price: $150,023

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 34
Affordability ranking: 18
Education ranking: 31
Economic condition ranking: 35
Safety ranking: 31
Arts & Culture ranking: 23 (T)

Famous residents:

Ann Hood, novelist
Saint Andre Bessette, builder of St. Joseph's basilica in Montreal, canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 

What do you think is the best thing about West Warwick? Cast your vote, right here. 


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