16 Signs You Grew Up in Warwick, Rhode Island
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16 Signs You Grew Up in Warwick, Rhode Island

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16 Signs You Grew Up in Warwick, Rhode Island

Whether you leave for college, move to the big city, or travel the world, here are some things you may or may not miss once you leave the good ol' Wack. We all know that as much as we don't want to, we'll always come back to it.

1. You can never say you went to Warwick High School.


It’s Pilgrim Patriots, Toll Gate Titans, or Vets ‘Canes.

2. You know you're back in town when Pogo Dave and his Candy Cane Car rolls by.

Always Instagram worthy.


3. You’ve gone to at least one Oakland Beach carnival at one point in your life.

Good ol’ OB and Iggy’s.


4. Let’s not forget the memories of Rocky Point.

The Rhode Island Six Flags.


5. Your family most likely has a beach house down in Narragansett for the summer.

Because it’s not worth the hour drive each day.


6. Apponaug at 5 P.M. is your worst nightmare.

And now that it’s going to be a two-way again…don’t even get me started.


7. But not as bad as Route 2.


Cutting through CCRI is the way to go.

8. You were mildly upset when the Warwick water tower was taken down.

Let’s be real, it wasn’t that significant of a landmark.


9. You remember the original Warwick Mall pre-flood, circa March 2010.

To be honest, it was for the best.

10. Chelo’s Restaurant is the go-to spot for family dinners.

Gotta get that calamari. And remember those wooden tokens as a kid?


11. You never attended a middle school.

People always ask, “What’s a junior high school?”


12. You’re sick of the airport constantly expanding

RIP to Apponaug Girls Softball fields.


13. Main Street leading from Warwick into East Greenwich is probably the nicest area.

Potowomut, FTW.


14. Is the Rhode Island Mall even a mall?

We all know there’s only one.

15. It’s not a Turkey Bowl until you’re defeated by Hendricken.

At that point, it’s not even football anymore.


16. You know you’re home when you see the Crowne Plaza off the highway.

You may have had the unlucky job of being a banquet server there or had a prom or two.


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