Mayor Scott Avedisian Welcome Message

As Mayor, I invite you to explore our website and become acquainted with the City of Warwick and all that we have to offer. Although we are Rhode Island’s second largest city with a population of approximately 85,000 residents, Warwick is actually comprised of over 30 villages, each with their own place in history, and has the warm, close-knit feel of a much smaller community. With 39 miles of coastline, exceptional recreational facilities, a unique blend of retail businesses and quality schools, Warwick has long been a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.

This website contains a wealth of information that will help you to become familiar with the City of Warwick. Individuals looking to vacation here will find an abundance of information related to hotels and local attractions and events, as well as links to the nearby communities that help to make our state, and New England, a wonderful place to visit. Those looking to Warwick as a location for a new business or as a place to live will find information relating to the every day workings of the city. Visitors and Warwick residents alike can also access general information, meeting dates, schedules and programs related to virtually every city department, from our nationally-accredited Police Department and Senior Centers, to the School Department, the Planning Department, City Clerk’s Office, Recycling and Sanitation Division, Tax Assessor’s Office and more.

Conveniently located in the middle of the state, Warwick is host to T.F. Green State Airport and is easily accessible by Interstates 95 and 295. There are also plans to build an Amtrak train station near the airport, which would allow us to have the closest air-rail link of any community in the country. All of this, along with more than a dozen marinas, makes our city a truly intermodal municipality.

Among our annual festivals, parades and celebrations is Gaspee Days, which celebrates the first armed conflict of the American Revolution – before the Boston Tea Party. Be sure to visit our Tourism page for more information about the Gaspee Days activities that take place annually in May and June in historic Pawtuxet Village.

Again, I welcome you to our website and encourage you to explore the pages here. I think you’ll discover what our residents already know – that the City of Warwick is a premier location and the crossroads of Southern New England.

Scott Avedisian