Tiverton is a town in Newport County that was transferred to Rhode Island in 1747 from Massachusetts. In the early days, the town was a farming community with also fishingand boat construction. Today, Tiverton is known for its historic buildings in the town's Four Corners and its fine arts, shops and antiques.
Tiverton is has over 7,500 residents, but brings in visitors because of its rich history and many attractions. The Tiverton Four Corners is a historic district in the center of town. The area not only includes many 18th and 19th century homes, but more modern attractions as well. The Four Corners is full of many small shops and restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, and beautiful scenery.
Many of Tiverton's attractions allow visitors and residents alike to enjoy the scenery and wildlife the town has to offer. The town is home to the Butterfly Zoo which is open during the summer. The Zoo has a 30by60 foot screened greenhouse that holds hundreds of living butterflies.
Town wildlife preserves such as Weetamoo Woods & Pardon Gray Preserve andEmilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge allow visitors to explore marked trails, learn about the wildlife and appreciate the beautiful scenery.
As a coastal community, Tiverton has many homes for sale that offer waterfront views.Some houses are in close proximity to Fogland Beach or Grinnell’s Beach allowing easy access to fishing, swimming, windsurfing, hiking and nature and wildlife observation. Tiverton has a wide range of real estate from antique Farmhouses to modern Cape and Colonials.
Tiverton is on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay and is both a summer resort and year-round community. This area has some truly tasteful homes which are strewn along its romantic, hilly countryside. Antique homes, farms, and new construction are available.
The town’s unique spirit is what binds it together and that bond is expressed in its cultural pursuits such as the Tiverton Arts Council. Antiques, decorative arts, and crafts stores, along with cherished local food shops are nestled in Tiverton Four Corners, a captivating village-like setting of 18th century buildings. On a bright sunny day the town is aglow with the glittering waters of the Bay. Biking, horseback riding, swimming, sailing and fishing are a few of Tiverton’s best adored outdoor activities.
Tiverton has 7 villages: Bridgeport, Eagleville, Fogland Point, Grayville, Nannaquaket, North Tiverton, and Tiverton Four Corners.