The picturesque town of Westerly is situated in the southwest corner of Rhode Island. This seaside town makes for a quiet retreat in the winter, and is bursting with life and activity in the summer.
The town of Westerly is located on the southern tip of Rhode Island, bordering the southeastern corner of Connecticut. Nearly 23,000 people have decided to make Westerly their permanent home, however that number nearly doubles in the summertime. The town lies along the coastline and the Pawtucket River. Westerly was named one of the Most Distinctive Destinations in the country in 2002 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The town has a well-preserved architecture and has 55 historic sites including the Babcock-Smith House and Flying Horse Carousel. Westerly is also well known for its beautiful New England beaches which include Misquamicut State Beach, Napatree Point and Watch Hill Beach. Popular outdoor activities in Westerly include rowing, swimming, sailing, fishing and biking. There are also numerous restaurants and shops in the area. Westerly is close to the picturesque village of Watch Hill, another popular New England destination. Westerly schools have a well-respected academic score with four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and two private schools.