East Greenwich is a town in and the county seat of Kent County, Rhode Island. The town was settled in the late seventeenth century. It is considered the wealthiest municipality in the state. It was named after the city in England. It is part of the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area, and has a total area of 16.71 square miles. 16.58 sqaure miles of the area is land, and the rest is water. The town was incorporated in 1677.
Professional, scientific, and technical services, finance and insurance operations, tourism and health care are the major commercial activities here. The waterfront has a number of restaurants, bars, and clubs. There is also a dock for fishing, eating and boats. Historic structures here include Gen. James Mitchell Varnum House, East Greenwich Historic District, Fry's Hamlet Historic District, Clement Weaver-Daniel Howland House and many more. There are five public schools in the town. Goddard Memorial State Park is also located here. The closest hospital is Southampton Hospital, located about 71 miles away in Southampton, New York. The cost of living here is 57.70% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 45 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 124. Snowfall is about 35 inches annually.
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