About Rhode Island
Rhode Island, located on the Atlantic coast, is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, breathtaking coastline and rich historical heritage. As the smallest state in the United States, Rhode Island packs a surprising amount of charm and character into its compact size. The capital, Providence, is home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, with its notable art museum. Newport, a coastal city, is renowned for its preserved Gilded Age mansions, most notably The Breakers, built by the Vanderbilts. Rhode Island's population as of July 2023 is estimated to be over 1 million, making it the 43rd most populated state in the U.S. Despite its size, Rhode Island is rich in cultural diversity and is recognized as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, with the construction of Slater Mill in Pawtucket. Known as the "Ocean State," Rhode Island's economy heavily relies on healthcare, education, and tourism. Its many beaches, including Narragansett Town Beach, Easton's Beach, and Misquamicut State Beach, are loved by locals and tourists alike. The state's vibrant tourism sector is supported by various attractions like the Cliff Walk in Newport, Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, and WaterFire, a seasonal event in Providence that attracts people from all over. Rhode Island's unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance is evident in its variety of preserved historical sites such as The Breakers mansion, the Touro Synagogue (the oldest synagogue in the U.S.), and the Slater Mill Historic Site. Rhode Island's historic sites, vibrant culture, stunning landscapes and brewing industries make it a captivating destination for tourists and a delightful place to live. This blend of history, culture and natural beauty truly sets the Ocean State apart.