Overview of Newport
Well known for its extravagant summer homes, Newport is home to approximately 24,700 citizens, with a whopping 69 percent of those residents being under the age of 18. A truly family-oriented community, Newport provides high quality of life in the lovely New England atmosphere. Take a look at Newport apartments for rent today and find your new home and community.
Living in Newport, RI
Native Americans from both the Narragansett and Algonquin tribes resided in the area for thousands of years, cultivating and managing the land. The first white people to "settle" the area were transplants from Massachusetts who were escaping religious persecution.
Although Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the union, employment opportunities in a number of industries can be found throughout the area. Newport Hospital, located in town, is one of the largest employers in Rhode Island, as well as Newport Alliance. The Naval War College in town is also a huge area employer and a well-respected institution of learning.
While the cost of living in Newport is slightly higher than the U.S. and Rhode Island state average, most residents are more than willing to pay a slightly higher premium to be a part of this bustling community.
Newport Attractions and Special Events
With its rich history, Newport is filled with a variety of historical attractions and museums. The Breakers, Beechwood, and Vernon Court are all historical homes/mansions that showcase the extravagance of some family summer homes in the area. In true New England fashion, the Newport area is also home to a number of lighthouses, including the Castle Hill Lighthouse in town.
Fans of vino and ice cold drafts can visit one of many wineries or breweries in the state.
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