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Weekapaug

A hidden gem known for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and close-knit community spirit.

Welcome to Weekapaug

The Weekapaug Fire District, nestled within the picturesque town of Westerly, Rhode Island, offers a charming and tranquil seaside experience. This small, yet vibrant community, situated along the stunning Atlantic coastline, is a hidden gem known for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and close-knit community spirit.
 

Demographics

According to the latest data from the United States Census Bureau, Weekapaug has a relatively small but diverse population. It's a community that swells seasonally, primarily due to its appeal as a summer destination. The demographic composition is varied, with a mix of young families, working professionals, and retirees. This diversity contributes to the vibrant and dynamic nature of the community.
 

Lifestyle and Recreation

Life in Weekapaug is intrinsically linked to its coastal setting. The area is renowned for its stunning beaches, locally referred to as the ‘Weekapaug Inn Beach’ and ‘Fenway Beach’, which offer vast stretches of sand and clear waters. These beaches are a hub for various activities, including swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing, making them perfect for family outings or tranquil solo escapes.
 
Boating and fishing are popular pastimes here, with the Weekapaug Yacht Club playing a central role in the maritime community. The club not only provides boating facilities but also serves as a social venue, hosting events and fostering a strong community bond among residents and visitors.
 
Additionally there is a private tennis club and ball field where the locals gather for softball games!
 
Nature enthusiasts will find solace in the numerous trails and wildlife reserves surrounding Weekapaug. The area’s natural landscapes are ideal for hiking, bird watching, and photography, offering a peaceful retreat into nature.
 

Shopping and Entertainment

Weekapaug, while maintaining its serene and quaint atmosphere, offers limited shopping & dining in the relatively small footprint that ‘Weekapaug’ occupies. Within the fire district there is a small market/ice-cream shop, plus the renowned Weekapaug Inn that offers fine dining. The local area businesses and boutiques in the area reflect its coastal charm, offering everything from artisanal crafts to beachwear. Dining in Weekapaug is a delightful experience, with a variety of restaurants and cafes that provide fresh, locally-sourced seafood and a range of culinary delights.
 
Cultural events are an integral part of the Weekapaug/Westerly lifestyle. Seasonal festivals, local art exhibitions, and community gatherings are common, offering residents and visitors a taste of local culture and community spirit.
 

Education System

Weekapaug is served by the Westerly Public Schools district, known for its strong commitment to educational excellence. The district encompasses several well-regarded schools, offering a broad range of academic and extracurricular programs. This commitment to quality education is reflected in the performance and satisfaction of its students and parents.
 
For families interested in private education, there are several reputable private schools in the vicinity, providing a diverse range of educational options. The proximity to higher education institutions also makes Weekapaug an attractive location for families with college-age children.
 

Community Spirit

At the heart of Weekapaug’s appeal is its strong sense of community. Residents are actively involved in local affairs, contributing to the area’s friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The community is known for its environmental consciousness, with numerous initiatives aimed at preserving the natural beauty and sustainability of the area.
 

Conclusion

In conclusion, Weekapaug Fire District in Westerly, Rhode Island, is more than just a coastal retreat; it's a vibrant community rich in natural beauty and cultural vitality. Its combination of stunning beaches, recreational activities, quality educational opportunities, and a strong sense of community makes it an ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful yet engaging lifestyle. Whether it's for a summer getaway or a permanent residence, Weekapaug offers a unique and enriching experience, embodying the best of Rhode Island's coastal charm.

Overview for Weekapaug, RI

943 people live in Weekapaug, where the median age is 57.5 and the average individual income is $51,518. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

943

Total Population

57.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,518

Average individual Income

Around Weekapaug, RI

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

15
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

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

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.37 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.63 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.58 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.31 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.28 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.54 miles 53 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Weekapaug, RI

Weekapaug has 487 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Weekapaug do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 943 people call Weekapaug home. The population density is 405.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

943

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

57.5

Median Age

53.02 / 46.98%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
487

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$51,518

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Property Listings

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