Little Compton is a very small coastal town with a population of 3,490 people and is the 38th largest community in Rhode Island. Little Compton has lots of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
With homes and farms dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, beautiful beaches, plenty of delicious homegrown food, art and antiques in the area, this quaint town offers the perfect lifestyle.
Driving through the French countryside, you will notice many stone walls that were built centuries ago. Farms, B&B’s, historic sites, amazing antiquated cemeteries and small roadside stands will pop up as you’re traveling through.
In terms of jobs and occupations, Little Compton has a mixed workforce of both white and blue collar jobs. They are also a town of artists. They actually have more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape its character.
Little Compton is a good choice for families with children. The town has a good public school district and large population of college-educated adults. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Little Compton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Little Compton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Little Compton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Little Compton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.