Newport County is an internationally known vacation destination often referred to as “America’s First Resort". Each Newport County community possesses its own unique character representing the best of New England in a compact and easily accessible county. Newport County is also one of New England’s most sought after places to live and work within one hours drive to Providence and one hour to Boston.
Historic Newport County
From the rural and coastal farms of Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth and Jamestown; to the pristine beaches of Middletown, and to the historic 18th and 19th century attractions of Newport; Newport County has it all.
The Diverse Industries Newport County
Newport Vineyard Wine Barrels
Newport County is home to several of New England’s largest industries including hospitality & tourism, defense, maritime trades and health care systems.
Newport County is home to Naval Station Newport which is a world class center for excellence in military learning and training, and undersea research centers. Newport County also has one of New England’s largest concentrations of maritime trades and yacht building and services facilities.
Heathy Living in Newport County
Newport Hospital is one of Southern New England’s finest hospitals. Newport County and the East Bay are home to a number of colleges and universities including United States Naval War College, Salve Regina University, Roger Williams University, the International Yacht Restoration School and the Community College of Rhode Island.
Newport County is one of those very special places that combines work, live and play in one very accessible and affordable package.