With its sprawling and inviting college campus, above-average school system and close proximity to the distinctive New England coastline, it’s easy to see why many have decided to call Kingston their home.
The village of Kingston, Rhode Island is home to many beautiful and historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. In the year 1959, the Kingston Historic District was established. The district contains 38 buildings considered to be historic. Passing through the town, you will see well-kept stone walls, picket fences, and grand Colonial-style homes.
One of the biggest draws to Kingston is the University of Rhode Island main campus. The university currently enrolls about 12,900 undergraduate students and 2,900 graduate students and its nursing and engineering programs are among the most recognized. The university has a long list of well-known alumni, including exercise guru Tony Horton, and oceanographer Bob Ballard.
Kingston is part of the South Kingston School District. There is one elementary school in town, the West Kingston Elementary School. It educates about 330 children in grades K-5.
Kingston is just a short drive away from the coastline. The Narragansett Bay and its islands are easily accessible by car or ferry.