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The demographic composition is diverse, with a range of age groups and backgrounds.

Welcome to Avondale

Avondale, a picturesque neighborhood in the town of Westerly, Rhode Island, is a charming and tranquil area known for its scenic beauty and a warm, welcoming community. Avondale is the closest ‘neighborhood’ to Watch Hill and life in Avondale revolves around the Pawcatuck River and the Avondale Farm Preserve. Let's explore what makes Avondale a unique and appealing place to live or visit.


Avondale's population is a blend of families, young professionals, and retirees. The demographic composition is diverse, with a range of age groups and backgrounds. This diversity adds to the rich tapestry of the community, creating a vibrant yet peaceful atmosphere. The area experiences a seasonal increase in population, as its beauty and tranquility attract visitors and seasonal residents, especially during the summer months.

Lifestyle and Recreation

Avondale’s lifestyle is deeply intertwined with its coastal setting and natural surroundings. The Pawcatuck River and nearby beaches offer residents and visitors a chance to indulge in water-based activities like kayaking, fishing, and boating. The river, with its calm waters, is especially popular among kayakers and canoeists.
The neighborhood is also home to The Avondale Farm Preserve, managed by the Westerly Land Trust, where one can enjoy hiking, bird watching, and picnicking. These green spaces are not only places for recreation but also serve as community gathering spots, fostering a sense of togetherness and environmental appreciation.

Shopping and Entertainment

In terms of shopping and entertainment, Avondale offers a unique experience. The area boasts a collection of boutique shops, local art galleries, and antique stores, reflecting the neighborhood's artistic and historical character. These shops provide a distinct shopping experience, offering everything from handcrafted goods to vintage finds.
Dining in Avondale is a delightful experience, with a variety of eateries ranging from cozy cafes to upscale restaurants. Seafood, a staple of Rhode Island cuisine, can be enjoyed in many of these establishments, offering a taste of the local flavor.
Cultural events and community activities are a significant part of life in Avondale. Art shows, community markets, and local festivals are regularly held, allowing residents and visitors to engage with the local culture and community.

Education System

Avondale falls under the Westerly Public Schools district, known for its strong educational programs. The schools in the district offer a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities, catering to the diverse interests of students. The community values education highly, and this is reflected in the support and resources provided to the local schools.

Community Spirit

The community spirit in Avondale is one of its most endearing qualities. Residents are known for their friendliness and active involvement in community life. The neighborhood has a keen sense of belonging and pride, with residents participating in various local initiatives and events, contributing to Avondale's warm and inclusive atmosphere.


Avondale in Westerly, Rhode Island, is a community that seamlessly blends natural beauty, a rich cultural life, and a strong sense of community. Its picturesque landscapes, diverse recreational opportunities, and quality educational system make it an ideal place for those seeking a serene yet vibrant lifestyle. Whether as a peaceful retreat or a permanent residence, Avondale offers a unique experience that captures the essence of Rhode Island's coastal charm.

Overview for Avondale, RI

21,998 people live in Avondale, where the median age is 50.4 and the average individual income is $48,339. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

50.4 years

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Around Avondale, RI

There's plenty to do around Avondale, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Rhode Island pizza, Potter Hill Sweets, and Dick's World of Wine.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.47 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.45 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.06 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.27 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.27 miles 21 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.52 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Avondale, RI

Avondale has 9,936 households, with an average household size of 2.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Avondale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,998 people call Avondale home. The population density is 836.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

50.03 / 49.97%

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Schools in Avondale, RI

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The following schools are within or nearby Avondale. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Springbrook Elementary School
K - 4th
Dunn's Corners School
K - 4th
Westerly Middle School
5th - 8th
State Street School
K - 4th
Bradley School - Westerly Site
2nd - 12th
No rating available
Westerly High School
9th - 12th

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