Well hey look at that, Newport has been named to another “Best” list! This time, Tracey Minkin from Coastal Living Magazine and a host of experts have named us one of the 20 Best Places to Live on the Coast in 2018!

Minkin writes: 

Newport, Rhode Island

Population: 24,232
Sunny Days Per Year: 202

It’s no wonder the British occupied it during the American Revolution: Who wouldn’t want to live here? Set on the southern tip of Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay as it edges the Atlantic Ocean, the walkable, cultured New England city of Newport has always been a place of independent thinking and a hub of commerce. And life here—whether in a circa-1700s saltbox near the lively wharfs (lined with yachts of every size), in colorful Victorians just outside downtown, or in breathtaking estates that keep company with the world-renowned mansions of Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive—feels like something out of a storybook. Sorry, Brits. It’s ours now.

Your One Thing: The Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival are the hottest summer tickets in town. Do them in style by going by boat and dropping anchor off Fort Adams.

Our thoughts

Where to stay:

If you’re visiting Newport, book your stay at Gurneys Newport Resort & Marina, Gurney’s is hands down the nicest hotel in Newport and their seaside location on Goat Island with 360° water views and the seclusion of a private island is just a jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport.

Eats:

If you’re looking for some great spots to dine, we recommend hitting up local favorites such as Tavern on Broadway with their Buck-A-Shuck Wednesdays, Norey’s (RI’s #1 craft beer bar) and the Clarke Cooke House.

If you love donuts (and who doesn’t?) Swing by Liberty Donuts for the freshest delectable delights in all of Rhode Island!

Authentic, amazing, mouth wateringly delicious Italian your thing? It’s hard to choose between Scarpetta and Pasta Beach, so it’s better that you try both!

And if you’re looking for a classic Newport spot that never disappoints head straight for La Forge

Don’t miss:

No trip to Newport is complete without a trip to our famed Newport Mansions. Pro Tip: Grab a Five House ticket  and check out a handful. It’s well worth the price and will save you some $$$.

Taste the flavor:

Swing by the Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. and sample some of their award winning creations.

Founded in 1999 by four college friends, Newport Storm Brewery was the original production craft brewery in Rhode Island. They created more than 100 distinctive beers while keeping things local and authentic. From their flagship Hurricane Amber Ale to seasonal brews made with Rhode Island grown ingredients, to beers aged in rum barrels, the brewery has been in the vanguard of craft brewing for nearly 20 years.

In 2006 the crew began distilling craft spirits. They were the first distillery in Rhode Island in 135 years and currently produce whiskey, a single barrel rum, and an overproof white rum.

Dress for success:

Newport’s First Lady Deborah Winthrop owns the premier women’s boutique on Aquidneck Island with hip and chic clothing, bra sized swimwear and a the largest selection of lingerie around. Deborah and her staff are all expert bra fitters. The right bra will make you look and feel 10 years younger and 10lbs lighter!! Swing by and see for yourself.

Love Newport so much that you want to move here?

Contact Hawks and Company Real Estate!

Hawks and Company is composed of long-time Aquidneck Island residents. They know and understand our island thoroughly, yet with origins stretching from coast to coast, they are also broadly connected. Their track record, fused with over three decades of combined real estate experience, makes the Hawks team unique and fuels their award-winning success. Simply put, Hawks and Company is the team most capable of managing all of your real estate needs.

Need a photographer?

Contact Stefy Hilmer or Brian Lima. They are hands down the two best around.

Events:

Don’t forget to check the Newport, RI 2018 Events Calendar to keep up with all of the great happenings in the City by the Sea!

 

Other locales making the list include Las Catalinas, Costa Rica, Hermosa Beach, California, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and a host of others. Check out the rest of the list HERE!

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