Conveniently nestled between Newport and Portsmouth, Middletown offers quiet, suburban living on Aquidneck Island with modern conveniences. Almost 15 square miles, Middletown’s rural heritage remains robust with hundreds of acres of family farms. Conversely, you’ll find more than 60 restaurants ranging from cozy mom-and-pop eateries to familiar national chains, major retailers to locally owned shops and nearly a dozen hotels.
Home to Norman Bird Sanctuary, which encompasses 325 acres of diverse habitats and seven miles of marked hiking trails (including trails for people of all abilities), and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, an important wintering area for migratory birds with captivating ocean views, Middletown offers ample space to recreate. Third Beach is popular with families for its gentle lapping waves and ideal conditions for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding while south-facing Sachuest Beach (known locally as Second Beach) boasts crashing surf and a broad, sandy swath.
Locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique appeal of places like Newport Vineyards, home to 100-acres of diverse grape varietals, an ornate tasting room, onsite restaurant and spirited events throughout the year. Nearby, bucolic Sweet Berry Farm is home to summer concerts, pick-your-own orchards and a specialty food market ideal for picking up something fresh for lunch or dinner.
With a reputable school system, comfortable living and convenient locale, Middletown is a delightful place to call home.