Thirty miles south of Providence, the fabled resort city of Newport still attracts visitors and residents from all over the world. This is the home of majestic Gilded Age mansions, world-class yachting, renowned music and film festivals, fine dining, spirited nightlife and shopping galore. Newport is home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, where the greatest players in the history of the sport are enshrined.
Named for its central location between Newport and Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island, Middletown is the business hub for most of the island. About one mile from downtown Newport, the town's 14.7 square-mile area lies between Portsmouth to the north and Newport to the southwest. Rhode Island Sound, Narragansett Bay , and the Sakonnet River bound the community to the south, west, and east, respectively.
Located on the northern tip of Aquidneck Island bordering Middletown, Narragansett Bay and Sakonnet River and Mount Hope Bay, Portsmouth boasts over 56 miles of shoreline. The town has one of the most progressive farm preservation programs in New England. The public school system is one of the best in the State. If you prefer a private education for your child, the Portsmouth Abbey, St. Philomena's, and the Pennfield School, also located in Portsmouth, provide excellent alternatives.
Home of the oldest Fourth of July Parade in the United States, Bristol is noteworthy for historic Bristol Harbor, delightful Colonial inns and bed & breakfasts, and miles of old stone fences. The 14-mile East Bay Bike Path which runs from Bristol to Providence offers an unparalleled view of Narragansett Bay to cyclists, walkers, joggers and rollerbladers. Blithewold Mansion & Gardens is a 33-acre waterfront estate boasting a 45-room manor house and some of the most beautiful gardens in the eastern United States.