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.