The Point neighborhood in Newport is bounded by Thames Street and Narragansett Bay, and by the Navy base to the north, and Long Wharf to the south. The Point was first settled by Nicholas Easton in the 17th Century and his heirs sold off lots to Newport’s early merchants and tradesman. Today The Point is home to the largest collection of authentic Colonial Homes in the country. The Point is part of the Newport Historic District and is designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior.
Today, The Point is one of the most desirable places to live in Newport. Aside from its history, The Point is a true walking neighborhood. The water is only a few short steps away and the shops and restaurants of downtown Newport are only a 10-minute walk. From the shoreline you can walk to the Elm Street or Van Zandt Piers. There are numerous rights of ways to the water that always guarantee access to kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, swimming or simple just taking in the beautiful views of the bay and the Newport Pell Bridge.