If you are thinking about moving to Newport Rhode Island or you’re considering buying a house in the area, you’ll want to know what there is to do in the community once you move here. The answer is, plenty! Newport has a great selection of sights and landmarks, outdoor activities, museums, nature and parks, tours, waters sports, shopping and more. One of the biggest reasons to move to Newport is the natural beauty.

The beautiful Ocean Drive is the #1 thing to do if you’re visiting Newport according to the travel review site TripAdvisor.com. The drive has received more than 2000 reviews from people who rave about the “breathtaking views”. This is a marked scenic drive along the Atlantic shoreline. The route includes Brenton Point State Park and you’ll drive by many of the most remarkable homes in Newport.

There is so much history in Newport, and  list of things to do must include The Elms which according to Trip Advisor was a summer home for the Berwind family of New York. It’s hard to imagine that this incredible piece Newport real estate cost $1.4 million to build in 1901! Another beautiful historic home to visit is the Marble House which was built in 1892. It’s hard to believe that this incredible “summer house” cost $11 mllion to build. Of that, $7 million was the cost of the marble!!!. As a comparison, a search of the current homes on the market in Newport shows that the most expensive property currently for sale is listed at only $6,895,000. The house at 36 Beacon Hill Rd, Newport is an 8 bedroom, 7 bathroom house with 12,000 square feet of space.

Another incredible home in Newport is Chateau-sur-Mer. It’s definitely worth a visit. This home was built in 1852 and owned by Shepard Wetmore.

 

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