Rhode Island feels like a small town all on its own. It is the smallest state at just a bit over 1,500 square miles, after all! There are a few small villages and towns that are a little more close-knit than others, however. Here are 13 towns in Rhode Island where everyone knows your name.
1. New Shoreham
This small town is found on Block Island. Tourists might flock to this place in the summertime, but the residents who reside here year-round all know one another very well. The island offers beautiful natural attractions, great restaurants, and other fun activities.
In Clayville, the total population is just around 300 people, but that doesn't seem to bother the residents. This census designated place is found near Foster and is one of the most lovely places to live in the state.
Exeter is one of the smallest towns by population in the state. It also offers beautiful hiking trails, historic attractions, and more!
This New England village is found in the charming small town of Glocester. With a total population of just under one thousand people, you're guaranteed to be recognized in this northern Rhode Island place!
Hopkinton is found in Washington County and offers beautiful fields, a few beaches, and more! It's also a popular town for camping and has amazing options for campgrounds.
Aside from being home to an amazing beach, Misquamicut is a beautiful Rhode Island village.
This small town is found on Conanicut Island. While it might get crowded in the summer months, you're sure to get to know the locals all too well in the off season.
Foster offers gorgeous forested hiking trails enjoyed by it's very small population of residents! Find it in the northern end of the state!
This beautiful small village is situated in the towns of both Charlestown and Richmond. The total population is just under a thousand and if you grew up here, you definitely know all of your neighbors. It's located on the Pawcatuck River and boasts beautiful nature sites.
10. West Greenwich
With a total population of around 6,000 residents, West Greenwich is a small town with a close knit community! Beautiful ponds and hiking trails are also found here.
Saunderstown is a small historic village found in both Narraganset and South Kingstown. The few residents of this place will definitely recognize one another.
This small town is known best for the annual Washington County Fair. This fun event brings in thousands of visitors all ready to check out the local livestock and produce, and watch egg tossing competitions while sipping on Del's lemonade in the sunshine.
13. Little Compton
Little Compton might be small in size and population, but it's mighty! Wonderful vintage shops, delicious local restaurants, and even a vineyard are all found here. There are also stunning natural attractions to experience!