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A coastal community with a rich history.
- New England
Located on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, the pleasant seaside community of Middletown has a lot to offer visitors and residents alike. Middletown has two smaller villages, Easton Point and Sachuest, and functioned as the agricultural heartland of Aquidneck Island. Today, much of the town's development is on the agricultural side, while the beaches are still underdeveloped. Middletown offers a quiet, pleasant life with ample recreation opportunities and a close knit community feel.
If you're looking for a seaside home in Middletown, focus your search on the eastern side of town which is less developed and closer to the shore. The western part of Middletown is more developed, and has the greater share of Middletown apartments, condos, and single family homes. The most expensive areas of town include Sachuest and Middletown center, with Lawtons and the Pier Access Road offering less expensive Middletown homes. Many homes in Middletown have their own yards, and wherever you live you'll find convenient access to town beaches.
Middletown hosts an annual Aquidneck Island National Police Parade in spring, as well as special events for local and national holidays. While small, the community does offer several community library programs, road races, lectures, and other events. You'll find more information about events in Middletown on the town website. The neighboring community of Newport hosts many popular special events, including the Newport Folk Festival, which has been held since 1959, Newport Restaurant Week, the Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off, and the Fourth of July fireworks.
As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Middletown, RI is $945 for a studio, $1,202 for one bedroom, $1,377 for two bedrooms, and $1,349 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Middletown has increased by 4.1% in the past year.
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Living in Middletown
As you might expect given its shoreline location, Middletown has a fair share of excellent seafood restaurants and also boasts more causal fare. Top picks for Middletown restaurants include Anthony’s Seafood Restaurant; the Vietnamese Sunrise Restaurant; Mizu Japanese Cuisine; Siam Square Thai Cuisine; Atlantic Beach Club and Flo’s Clam Shack, which serve seafood; Ida’s Restaurant, which serves Italian; New Seashai Restaurant, a Korean and sushi restaurant; Becky's BBQ; and popular breakfast and brunch spots Atlantic Grille and Blue Plate Diner. You'll find many more restaurants - including fine dining options - in Newport.
Middletown has many small boutiques, convenience stores, shops, and restaurants that make is easy for residents to pick up needed items in town. West Main Road and East Main Road have many big box retailers, including the Christmas Tree Shop, Stop & Shop, Home Depot, BJ's, Marshall's and Staples. Smaller boutiques are also sprinkled along East and West Main Street. Neighboring Newport has several fun and funky boutiques located along Thames St. If you can't find what you need in Newport or Middletown, your best bet is to head off Aquidnick Island towards either Warwick, RI or New Bedford, MA, where you'll find larger shopping malls.
RIPTA, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, operates a bus system throughout the state. RIPTA's Route 63 provides transportation around Middletown and Route 60 connects Middletown and neighboring Newport with Providence. RIPTA riders looking for connection to other towns in Rhode Island can find outgoing buses at Providence's Kennedy Plaza hub. The Newport State Airport in neighboring Newport has the closest public-use general aviation airport. The nearest major airport is in Warwick, RI, which is 30 miles from Middletown.
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Homes for Rent in Middletown, RI
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