Westerly is located on the southern tip of Rhode Island, bordering the southeastern corner of Connecticut.
The Town has an atmosphere of an old New England village,and a unique history in the annals of U.S. History. The indian name for Westerly was Misquamicut - a place for taking salmon.
Westerly was the first town incorporated in the King's Province on May 13, 1669, and the fifth town in the colony.
In its early beginnings, Westerly was the frontier town of the colony. Out of this beginning, many diversified industries grew, but Westerly has been best known for the granite that was once taken from its quarries for building purposes in neighboring towns and cities, and for monuments in various parts of the country.
Westerly is also known as a vacation area. The position of Watch Hill almost surrounded by the ocean and bay with beautiful formation of rocks and sand beaches all contribute to its beauty. The winds bring in the cool bracing sea air and the temperature in the summer is rarely oppressive. Rowing, swimming, ocean sailing, fishing, and hiking make this a favorite resort area.
Westerly's seven miles of sandy beaches are a mecca for tourism. The seven-mile strip is composed of the Misquamicut State beach, Westerly Town beach, public and many private beaches. The State Beach is open year-round, while other beaches are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The town of Westerly is located just minutes away from Interstate 95 and is divided by US Route 1. Granite Street, a five-mile portion of Route 1, runs through the heart of Westerly. It is ranked the 10th busiest street in Rhode Island with average daily traffic of 25,750 (both directions ). Passenger and freight transportation is available via Amtrak Rail Service and the Westerly State Airport.
The town of Westerly is composed of seven villages also known as fire districts: Westerly, Watch Hill, Dunn's Corners, Misquamicut, Bradford, Shelter Harbor and Weekapaug. Currently, Westerly supports a population of over 23,000, although it nearly doubles during the summer due to the large number of vacationers and seasonal residences.
Westerly real estate consists of single family residences and land.
Westerly Public Schools serve the community.
Visit their website at http://westerly.k12.ri.us/.
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