Cowesett is an affluent hillside neighborhood located in Warwick, Rhode Island. Cowesett is bounded on the north by Rhode Island Route 117, on the south by East Greenwich, Rhode Island, on the east by U.S. 1 (Post Road), and on the west by Rhode Island Route 2. To the east is neighborhood of Chepiwanoxet and Greenwich Bay, an arm of Narragansett Bay. Cowesett is known as the "Wellesley By the Sea" for its similarity to the affluent Wellesely, MA but near the coast.
The major public schools are CCRI, Cedar Hill Elementary School, Scott Elementary School, Winman Junior High School, and Toll Gate High School.
Warwick boasts some of the top private schools in the state including Bishop Hendricken and Rocky Hill,
Cowesett is home to actor James Woods, former boxer Vinny Pazienza, and Olympic Gold Medalist Sara DeCosta. It is the former home of current Major League pitcher Dan Wheeler of the Tampa Bay Rays. The name "Cowesett" comes from the name of a local Native American tribe.
In 2010, the MBTA opened up Warwick Station which provides train service to Boston.