Jamestown Information

FOR OUR VISITORS: Unlike our neighbors to the East and West, Jamestown is an Island lost in time. What you will not find here are strip malls, traffic lights, congestion or hustle and bustle. What you will find is a New England seaside village atmosphere offering miles of beautiful coast, a stretch of beach at the end of a deep cove, a world class marina, great places to eat and interesting shops. If you enjoy boating or fishing this is your paradise, or play our golf course overlooking the salt marsh estuary. No visit is complete without a tour of our historic windmill and the dramatic vistas of Beavertail Lighthouse, the third oldest in the country. If you want to take advantage of all that Newport offers, leave your car behind and take the water taxi across the bay. There’s no better way to get there. To better acquaint yourself with the Island, we encourage you to read the articles in Yankee Magazine and The Boston Globe.

A LITTLE MORE FOR OUR WINTER AND LONG TERM TENANTS:  In an era of big box stores, the Island still has a local hardware store, pharmacy, florist and excellent market, all located in the Village. We even have an authentic Italian wood fired pizza/bakery.

For information on Jamestown schools: compare the ratings to neighboring towns on GreatSchools.org: (Melrose PreK-4) or (Lawn 5-8), and visit the Jamestown Schools website for photos and details. Additionally, we are pleased that Bloomberg Businessweek magazine featured Jamestown in an article titled The Best Places to Raise Kids 2013. One small town from each state was chosen, and Jamestown was selected for Rhode Island.

You may also want to read the Letters to the Editor of the Jamestown Press, our free weekly newspaper, from Naval War College families who rented a home through Island Realty. (Letter 1, Letter 2, and Letter 3)