Jamestown is a small picturesque town in Newport County, Rhode Island. Jamestown is home to approximately 5,400 residents on Conanicut Island—the second largest island in Narragansett Bay.
With treelined neighborhoods and water views, Jamestown is an ideal place to live for anyone who enjoys a quiet town with friendly neighbors. Downtown Jamestown has shops and restaurants for residents and visitors to enjoy—including many seafood options.
Jamestown has two state parks: Fort Wetherill and Beavertail. Fort Wetherill State Park is a popular location to view the Tall Ships America events and America’s Cup races. The park also offers scuba diving, fishing, hiking and boating as well as areas for picnics.
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park is located in the southernmost part of Conanicut Island—named for its shape on the map. The park has hosted lighthouses since 1705 and the current lighthouse has been standing since 1856. The park features a lighthouse museum and areas for hiking, walking and biking.
Residents and visitors can also take a ride on the Jamestown/Newport Ferry which sails through Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. The ferry allows passengers to get on and off as they please, and visit destinations for historical tours, shopping, sightseeing, restaurants and museums.
Because of its beautiful views and attractions, Jamestown has long been a popular summer destination for affluent families who own or rent houses on the island. However, Jamestown has real estate in a wide variety of price ranges, styles and sizes. Homes for sale range from quaint cottages to large waterfront estates as well as Capes, Ranch and Colonials of various sizes perfect for summer stay or year round living.