Warren is often referred to as “the smallest town in the smallest county of the smallest state.” However, do not be fooled by it’s size—Warren has a rich history and a vibrant culture. Warren became a town in Bristol County, Rhode Island, in 1746 and was a prosperous maritime community. The history of the town can be seen in its architecture—some made by shipwrights and carpenters—with styles such as Federal, Gothic, Victorian, and Italiane. Some mills and textile buildings still exist in town today.
Despite its rich history, Warren continues to modernize with a vibrant art scene and variety of stores and restaurants—most of which are independently owned. Residents and visitors alike can see a play at 2nd Story Theater, try their hand at sculpting at Mudstone Studios, or take dancing and art lessons at the many local studios. Warren also has an array of restaurants ranging from the casual Blount Clamshack to the more formal Tav-Vino’s or Wharf Tavern.
This constantly evolving community offers a variety of real estate from colonial homes and contemporary ranch houses to condominiums and multi-family housing. Historic Warren offers homes for sale in a wide range of architectural styles and prices for any family size and budget.
Warren, located between Bristol, to the south, and Barrington, to the north, is surrounded by the waters of the Kickemuit, Warren and Palmer Rivers, and beautiful Mt. Hope Bay. Warren is well known for its antique shops, art galleries, pubs &restaurants, and for the charming historic homes in the town center.
From sophisticated country settings in Touisset to upscale condominiums in South Warren, housing here covers a wide range. There are many wonderful opportunities for waterfront living and residents have at their disposal a variety of aquatic activities including boating, fishing, and swimming. Along Warren’s working waterfront are upscale restaurants, the Bay Queen Cruises/ American Canadian Caribbean line, and a vibrant historic district including the original site of Brown University, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A popular destination is 2nd Story Theatre, Warren's professional theater company, which enjoys glowing reviews for its inspired productions every season.
Several distinctive neighborhoods include: Touisset, South Warren, the Historic District, Laurel Park and East Warren.