Small towns in the smallest state are unlike any other that the country has to offer. From close-knit communities where everyone knows your name, to sparse, but beautiful landscapes, Rhode Island has amazing small towns. Here are 10 reasons that make growing up in small town Rhode Island simply the best.
1. Going to Providence is always incredibly exciting!
We all remember that first time we were allowed to venture into the city with friends, a true testament to our coming of age in Rhode Island.
2. You develop an appreciation for nature.
Maybe it's because it's all that is around, but it's more likely due to how amazing Rhode Island parks and hiking trails are. Most of them happen to fall in small towns.
3. The beach
Rhode Island is small enough that even those growing up in small towns in the north like Foster/Glocester have easy access to beach trips with friends in the summer months.
4. Small town culture
From the Scituate Arts Festival to Wright's Dairy Farm in Harrisville, each and every Rhode Island small town offers something unique.
5. Small town restaurants
The local restaurant of your childhood sets the precedent for comfort food for the rest of your life.
6. Everything is a short drive away!
For many others in the country, growing up in a small town means you rarely get to venture to other places. Luckily for Rhode Islanders, this isn't the case. Living in a small state means amazing restaurants and attractions are just a short drive away.
7. Snow days are always fun.
"No school Foster/Glocester!" All Rhode Islanders have heard it, and many of us have fond memories of drinking hot chocolate with friends and going sledding when school was cancelled.
8. You know just about everyone your age.
Whether you're a teenager, or even an adult, you tend to know everyone in your age group. This comes in handy when finding your social circle and dating.
9. Small towns in Rhode Island are the best place to experience fall.
From apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hay rides, and the leaves changing, New England is the place to be in autumn. Farms across Rhode Island small towns are the very best for fall activities.
10. Your childhood friends stick around.
Growing up in a small town means you likely had the same friends for most of school. Your bond became so close you still keep in touch no matter where in the world you live now.
There are a number of amazing small towns throughout Rhode Island. Which one is your favorite?