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Neighborhood Spotlight: The Point Neighborhood, Newport, Rhode Island

Newport's Point neighborhood is home to the highest concentration of Colonial houses in the country. Many of the homes here were built in the early 1700s and have been meticulously maintained for centuries.

One of Newport's founding fathers, Nicolas Easton, settled in The Point in the 17th century. Today, the neighborhood offers panoramic views of the Newport Pell Bridge best enjoyed from off Van Zandt Pier. Also, the Point offers ample public waterfront access, ideal for launching kayaks and dinghies. The Point also offers easy proximity to points north with easy bridge access and access to major roadways

Although this preserved historical neighborhood is just steps from the heart of Newport's bustling downtown, The Point is a mostly quiet part of town.

Walking through the neighborhood, you'll spot plaques on homes from Operation Clapboard, which saved more than 80 houses in the 60s and 70s. Others have the plaque of the Newport Restoration Foundation, which was created in 1968 by Doris Duke. NRF restored and currently owns 27 Colonial homes here.

In today's market, homes for sale in The Point are rare opportunities and receive competitive above-asking offers.

If you have any questions about Newport's Point neighborhood or real estate opportunities in the area, contact Teri Degnan Real Estate & Consulting or browse current listings in Newport.

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