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Living in Newport

The City of Newport is located at the southern end of Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, about 30 miles southeast of Rhode Island's capital of Providence.  The City is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the south, Narragansett Bay on the west, and by the Town of Middletown on the northeast.  Newport is 11 square miles in size, with 7.7 square miles of land and 3.3 square miles of inland water. Location is readily accessible to the west by Interstate 95 via the Jamestown and Pell Bridges, and to the north by Routes 24 and Interstate 195 via the Mount Hope Bridge and the Sakonnet River Bridge.  

Community Resources

Newport offers a host of community resources aimed at making our city the most livable and welcoming community in New England. 


For information about Newport's public schools, be sure to visit the Newport School Department or click the links below 


From youth sports to adult programs, Newport's Recreation Department offers a full slate of activities throughout the year

Doing Business with City Hall

Pay a parking ticket, keep up to date on your water and sewer bill, and more through our online billing system

Around Town

News & Events

  Calendar of Events

Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review is responsible for overseeing and administering the City's zoning code in a fair and equitable fashion.  Click here for an agenda

Cliff Walk Commission

The Cliff Walk Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities of the City's historic Cliff Walk. Click here for an agenda

North End Urban Plan Public Forum No. 1

Join us from 5 - 8 p.m. for an opportunity to discuss the City's North End Urban Plan. To register, please visit // For those unable to attend, comments are welcome at

  • 5 - 6 p.m. // Light refreshments with opportunities to discuss the plan with the consultant team at a series of stations.
  • 6 - 6:30 p.m. // Presentation of work to date and the themes emerging from our community engagement efforts
  • 6:30 - 8 p.m. // Facilitated activities to generate community feedback on the work so far See Less

Tree & Open Space Commission

This meeting has been cancelled to allow members to participate in the North End Urban Plan Public Forum. The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place in March

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