Of course Westerly boasts the best beaches on the East Coast, as well as
Watch Hill with mansions to oggle at and the oldest flying carrousel in the country for the wee ones to try and catch the brass ring!
Nearby is the famous Mystic Seaport where one can revel in maritime history, the wonderful Mystic Aquarium and unique shopping in the village and downtown. Nearby are two casinos. New London has it's own symphony orchestra and touring dance companies and operas.
What does Westerly have to offer? EVERYTHING!
The biggest advantage of living in any part of Rhode Island is you are never far from anything! Of course, we joke that locals pack a suitcase when crossing the bridges from one side of Narragansett Bay to the other (just in case).
From Westerly, you can travel to Providence or Newport in less than an hour. Boston in less than two. It is a great place to have a summer home and an even better place to live.
We have some of the best restaurants anywhere...quaint winners of the James Beard award such as Aunt Carrie's in Narragansett, the best Italian restaurants in Providence and legendary restaurants Westerly such as the Olympia Tea Room which is a Watch Hill Institution.
Westerly is quite busy in the summer months. There a many fabulous summer rentals on the market right now. Many enjoy visiting the beaches in September after the crowds are gone.
This community would appeal to the water/beach oriented, the artist, the individual who likes to getaway but be accessible, and more.
About now, June 1 - our beach areas are coming to life, stores are opening, summer visitors are returning. Come visit the 02891: Watch Hill, Weekapaug, Misquamicut, and Westerly sometime!
Park (Wilcox Park), YMCA, Train Station, Ocean Beaches, Boating, Downtown district, Low taxes (2 nd lowest in the State of RI) and a variety of housing. As a local resident of Westerly for over 41 years and active in real estate for 22 years I know the market intimately and would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you out in any way i can.
Do you have any specific questions about living in Westerly or an e-mail address where I can send you further information on the city?