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.

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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