Here are 5 houses for sale in Newport, RI, near historic sites and the waterfront

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
June 19, 2020 - 9:30AM

This three bedroom, two bath is asking $1,075,000 and has a large balcony, brick patio, and a garden.


Newport, Rhode Island is known for its historic mansions, beaches, waterfront parks, and as a popular sailing destination. It’s also a great place to buy a house if you’re ready for more space.

You can find a variety of styles in Newport, including cottages, New England colonials, and shingle-style houses. Many have private outdoor space like brick or pebble patios or backyards—and are close to historical sites and the waterfront.

And you’ll get more bang for your buck: The median sales price in the area is $531,581, according to Zillow

Newport has three National Historic Landmark Districts known for their well-preserved colonial architecture and homes. Many of the area’s historic Gilded Age mansions like The Breakers and The Elms are open for public tours. For more to do, explore the waterfront at Cliff Walk, Van Zandt Pier, and Easton’s Beach and stop for something to eat at White Horse Tavern. (Newport Folk Festival has been canceled due to Covid-19.)

If New England waterfront living appeals to you, Brick Underground has found five houses that are for sale in Newport.

2 Watson St. 

This three bedroom, two bath is asking $435,000. The colonial features newly-finished hardwood floors, original moldings, many windows, built-in shelves and storage, and a dishwasher. Outside, there’s a landscaped, fenced-in backyard, one-car garage, and street parking. J Paul Braga Jr. Memorial Field is a 10-minute walk away and nearby eateries include Parlor Bar & Kitchen and The Fifth Element


26 3rd St.

This four bedroom, two bath is asking $675,000. The American Gothic-style house has hardwood floors, gas fireplace, period details like beamed ceilings and built-in bookshelves, fenced-in brick patio, and street parking for two cars. The eat-in kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Newport Harbor is a three-minute walk away where you’ll find two waterfront access points. Other nearby attractions include Hunter House, Storer Park, and eateries like White Horse Tavern

41 Hunter Ave.

This four bedroom, two bath is asking $839,000. The Dutch Colonial has hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, heated sun porch, fenced-in patio, and a one-car garage. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a wine fridge, marble countertops, and a windowed breakfast nook. Easton Beach is just under a 20-minute walk away. Broadway is a 13-minute walk where you’ll find restaurants like Tijuana Burrito Grill and Corner Cafe

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68 3rd St.

This three bedroom, two bath is asking $1,075,000. The 1876-built cottage has been renovated and restored with new plumbing, heating, and electrics. There’s also a wood-burning cast iron stove, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, large balcony, brick patio, garden, and a 220-square-foot art studio that was built in 2009. Battery Park, Dyer Point, and Van Zandt Pier are nearby. 

81 2nd St.

This four bedroom, five bath is asking $1,145,000. Known as the John Goddard House, the 1723-built colonial features pine floors, custom wood shutters, multiple fireplaces, plaster walls, built-in bookshelves, stainless steel appliances, large bricked garden, pebbled two-car driveway, and a shed. Battery Park, Hunter Park, and a few waterfront access points are nearby. 

Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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