Newport is a community with a rich legacy of historic homes and buildings. Many of these homes and buildings are historically and architecturally significant and have been placed on the national register of historic places. These buildings, especially the grand mansions dating back to the Robber-Baron era, draw many visitors to Newport each year.
Through the utilization of a variety of city, state, and federal programs, Newport has been able to construct and maintain a comparatively high number of affordable housing units. These units are largely targeted to filling the needs of low to moderate income families and the elderly.
General Housing Information
- Residential land occupies 2,480 acres (1997), within which are 6,430 residential parcels
- 5,737 are single-family units.
- 2,224 are two-family, and 5,265 are multi-family units.
A reflection of the service economy of Newport, many of its residents rent rather than own homes. Additionally, many rental properties provide housing for local university students, then in the summer months provide seasonal accommodation for visitors.