Our year in Jamestown has been our best ever, and we are so pleased with
our decision to live here (during our time at the War College). There are many great housing options in the
Newport area, but we think Jamestown is the best choice for families
with young children.
Jamestown features a wonderful and unique
combination of attributes. It is a quaint New England seaside town with
all the benefits of a small town (low crime rate, friendly community,
great schools and library, welcoming churches, vibrant holiday
traditions, active youth athletics and scouting), but also offers easy
access to the conveniences and world-class features of the city of
Newport. We thought we might get bored in such a small town, but after a
year here we feel we have barely scratched the surface. We have never
lived in a community that has such an active calendar of family events,
and the holiday events here are first rate (and mostly free!).
Jamestown also offers great dining options and a plethora of outdoor
activities, from camping, and fishing to cycling and shell fishing (the
clamming is the best we've ever seen). We have also enjoyed the local farms, including hay rides, sheep-shearing,
bonfires, etc. We have lived in 3 different houses during our year here
(long story), and each of them has been great.
Island Realty and Dan
Shapiro helped us out throughout our time here and we could not have had
better support from them.
Jim and Grayson Wellons