Ashaway, Rhode Island is a quaint village on the southwestern border of the state.With a little over 1,500 people calling Ashaway home, it makes an ideal rural location for those eager for peace and quiet.
Ashaway is under 20 minutes away from the seaside towns of Mystic, Connecticut, and Westerly, RI, making it easy to access tourist attractions, such as beaches and museums. For those who prefer quiet, nature-oriented recreation, fishing, hiking and canoeing are all great activities to be enjoyed right in Ashaway.
The town is not incorporated, rather, it is a village that shares resources with the villages of Bradley, Hope Valley, and Rockville. These four villages comprise the incorporated town of Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
Many of Ashaway's residents commute more than 20 minutes to work. The Amtrak station is easily accessible in Westerly, Rhode Island, just four miles away.
Ashaway's elementary school serves a little over 200 students in grades K-4. It is part of the Chariho regional school district, which is also responsible for schools in the towns of Charlestown, Richmond, and the four-village town of Hopkinton.
For those wishing for the peace and quiet of times gone-by, Ashaway may the perfect village.