Breezy and fresh, with a mist of ocean spray in the air, the South County area boasts qualities suited for both active and leisurely styles of living. Friendly lighthouses, endless water recreation, great shops and fine restaurants, theatres and museums all contribute to the atmosphere of this quintessentially Rhode Island locality. With Winter comes a peaceful atmosphere of still, clear nights with moonglow cascading across the gentle waters. Point Judith allows ferry access to the grand beauty and cozy atmosphere of Block Island. This section is home to the University of Rhode Island which brings additional resources and community events to the area. South County, also known as Washington County, provides all of the necessary resources for comfortable living, and in many ways encapsulates the very best of what Rhode Island means to so many of its proud citizens: gorgeous shore, friendly people, and fun activity.