Why Newport RI is a Better Place to Call Home
Newport has everything you wanted out of a small town and a big city. All at a much more affordable price than a major metropolitan city. Find out why Newport is more than a vacation spot, it's a place to call home!
Everything from Restaurants, beaches, parks, museums, nightlife and culture all within a few blocks of your own home. Newport is a great place to live, so why not Own in Newport?
HISTORY: Founded in 1639, Newport was once one of the largest cities in colonial America. It was a major port in the triangle trade and was a destination for religious freedom. A moment in every aspect of American history is represented here; from the first Naval Academy (1862) to Gilded age mansions owned by the likes of the Vanderbilt family to common era influence from families like the Kennedys.
You can OWN a piece of history with homes that are nearly a 100 years old (Or older), maintain the original character but still offer 21st century amenities and finishes.
There are loads and loads to do in your spare time. Visit our art museum with new exhibits monthly or tour any of the mansions and view their private collections and architecture. Island living comes with several beaches both public and private. World class surfing right in town or 40 minutes away in Narragansett and Charlestown. Into history? Well.. You’re living in it! Eat & drink in America’s oldest pub in operation or watch a baseball game in one of America’s oldest public baseball parks. Like to shop? Shop small with countless locally owned and operated storefronts.
During the day you have parks, beaches, the harbor and The Cliff Walk. But Newport's Nightlife has it's own draw.
With over 80 serving establishments in the city, there’s plenty to go around in trying something new! Everything from roof top decks, to ocean side andiron deck chairs to your typical local pub is within reach. Live music every night is available in town or check out one of our improve groups.
While this is great and all, the adult in you probably wants to know more about the economy, market place and your commute time to Boston.
- A profound international presence for such a small town. Considered to be the sailing capital of the world, major sailing companies all HQ right out of Aquidneck Island. With the Naval War College and Naval Under Water Warfare Center, there’s a hub of engineers, defense contractors and small engineering firms already built into our community. With city plans for future growth in office space and job creation, there’s room to grow and expand your business. Salve Regina University, URI & International Yacht Restoration School add to brain power, skill and growth in our town. We're much more than a tourist destination.
- Commuter Rails in Wickford and Providence provide trains into Boston. Commuter Rail in Kingston RI provide a rail route to NYC. Boston is only 60 miles away from Newport, making a weekend trip easier than a trip to The Cape. The Gateway Center right downtown has bus lines that run all across the state and into Massachusetts. Express bus trips to Providence or even Boston offered.
You'll LOVE the food scene in town. World renowned restaurants and chefs all within a few blocks of your home. Everything from French cuisine, American fusion, Italian, Seafood and Mexican. All locally owned restaurants, with award winning chefs and staff. Prefer to cook for yourself? There’s several farmers markets to shop from in town or within 15 minutes of town. (Aquidneck Farms, Sweet Berry Farms, Simmons Farm) Coffee Enthusiast? Of course we have Dunkin. Of course we have Starbucks. But we also have locally owned coffee shops with GREAT coffee.
So why not buy in Newport? It's everything you've looked for in your new community, it's within reach, and the price is right.