Merging the charm of yesteryear with the demands of today, Tiverton offers a diverse spectrum of living and lifestyles. From 18th century original clapboard whaling captain’s houses to newly built spacious homes with every modern convenience to waterfront condominiums, Tiverton offers myriad housing options.
Located along the banks of the Sakonnet River and Mount Hope Bay, the town was once home to the Pocasset tribe of the Wampanoag Native Americans. Today, Main Road is home to restaurants, coffee shops (it’s not just residents who flock to Coastal Roasters daily), marinas and small businesses. As you drive south on Rt. 77, you’ll be struck by the charm of Tiverton Four Corners, a quaint village of 18th century buildings home to art galleries and studios, shops, eateries and events. Unhurried shopping and strolling here is a must, as is Gray’s Ice Cream, where homemade flavors are served 365 days a year (Gray’s has been a Tiverton institution since 1923). Just down the road (technically in Little Compton), you’ll find Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, where outdoor dining and live music events soak up the summer sun.
The coast is the cultural fabric of Tiverton, serving as inspiration for many artists and as a playground for boating, fishing, standup paddleboarding – even windsurfing. With its easy proximity to Rt. 24 giving quick access to Bristol, Newport, Fall River and even Providence, Tiverton offers quiet suburban living with the energetic bustle of larger downtowns just a few minutes away.