Middletown, RI
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Middletown, RI Real Estate

Middletown is the suburban, oceanfront community just north of Newport on Aquidneck Island. Whereas Newport is an urban, densely populated (and beautiful) city, Middletown is just a mile up the road, where Aquidneck opens up for some breathing room. It’s home to the best public beaches in the East Bay area, gorgeous oceanfront landscapes, the U.S. Undersea Warfare Center, plus many restaurants and shopping areas. Plus, all of Newport’s amenities are only minutes away!

Middletown Community Stats

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According to Realtor.com, in January 2023, the median listing home price in Middletown, RI was $800K, trending up 45.5% year-over-year. The median listing home price per square foot was $424. The median home sold price was $585K.

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Home Inventory


* As of Feb 2023

* Tax rate based per thousand - Sources: United States Census Bureau. 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 7 December 2023. & Realtor.com

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What's it like to live in Middletown

Shopping & Things To Do

Middletown residents have all of their shopping needs within a few miles. Since Newport is so densely populated, many of the large retail stores are located along the main roads in Middletown and Portsmouth. Route 114 and Route 138 have several plazas and shopping centers, including stores like Shaws, Stop & Shop, The Christmas Tree Shop, CVS, West Marine, The Home Depot, Ocean State Job Lot, and more. This makes it very easy for Middletown residents to get what they need without having to travel far.

Newport Vineyards

Everything you can expect from Newport Vineyards comes from their tagline —  “Bringing the Napa Experience to Newport”. The original vines for the vineyard were planted in 1977 and have since expanded to over 60 acres. This is a fantastic place to visit for a tour and wine tasting, see a live event, or try their highly-regarded restaurant, Brix. The winery also houses Taproot Brewery, where you can try (and buy) their farmhouse ales.

Sweet Berry Farm

A farmhouse market and café situated on 100 acres of conserved farmland. They’re located only a short distance from downtown Newport and the island’s beaches. They sell freshly grown seasonal fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, as well as a variety of gourmet and specialty foods. You can also catch a live music show here and pick your own berries straight from the vine.

Prescott Farm

A historically-preserved, colonial-era farm that is open to the public daily from dawn till dusk. The landscape, farmhouse, and equipment is laid out as it would have been in the 18th and 19th centuries. Get a guided tour of the grounds and learn about its history!

Restaurants & Nightlife

Being so close to Newport, Middletown residents have nearly endless options for fantastic restaurants and bars. And yet there are restaurants in town that are just as good as what you’ll find in downtown Newport. The beachfront area by First Beach and Memorial Boulevard has great seafood and bars, including the Atlantic Grille, Rusty’s, Tickets, and more.

Recreation & Activities

Newport National Golf Club

A public access 18-hole golf course located in Middletown. It’s been rated as the “number one public access course in New England” by New England golf magazine. Golfweek Magazine also placed the course in the “top twenty new courses in America” list soon after its opening.

St. Columba’s Cricket Club

Newport’s only cricket club and community. You can visit their matches throughout the season, get a lesson, or bring your kids to learn and play. The home field is Dr. Arnow Cricket Field located near Third Beach. They invite five to seven other teams to participate and compete for the SCCC Invitational Trophy every year. The tournament is held over approximately three weekends with varying dates.

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

Occupying a peninsula between the Sakonnet River and Rhode Island sound, the 242-acre refuge is a very popular site for the over 65,000 annual visitors each year. It has a newly renovated visitor center, over 2.5 miles of nature trails, viewing platforms, and a number of volunteers present to help visitors.

Norman Bird Sanctuary

A wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center with more than 325 acres of diverse habitats and 7 miles of hiking trails. The Sanctuary offers summer camps, public programs, and a 16-room farmhouse for vacationing and events.

Purgatory Chasm

A beautiful chasm cut into the middle of the high cliffs above Sachuest Bay. See great views of Second Beach and look down into the chasm from above. Be careful, though. The chasm is not roped off and it’s dangerous to get too close to the edge.


Third Beach

Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)

Schools & Education

The Middletown Public School Department consists of four schools serving the K-12 grades. The department serves approximately 2,200 students per year with 210 teachers.  For more information on Middletown’s school department, please visit their website

Great School Data

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Middletown based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

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Middletown High School

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H. Gaudet Middle School & Learning Academy

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Aquidneck Elementary School

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Forest Avenue Elementary School

Private Schools

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St. George’s Private School

Is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school offering a comprehensive college-preparatory program to students in grades 9–12.

Catholic School

The All Saints STEAM Academy Private School

Is a private catholic school serving students from pre-k to eighth grade.

Transportation & Getting Around

Cross Street

Routes 114 and 138 are the main roads connecting Middletown to Newport and Portsmouth. Both travel parallel on opposite sides of the Newport State Airport before connecting in downtown Newport. Heading north, both roads travel across Aquidneck Island into Portsmouth and Bristol County.

Route 138A: leads south from route 138 towards Purgatory Road, First Beach, and Second Beach. Very useful as a means to reach the southernmost parts of Newport without having to travel through downtown.

Additional Transportation Information


Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 27.6 miles


Newport State Airport: a local airport for private and small commercial use. It serves the corporate community and visitors to the year-round festivals in Newport. Often utilized by boat owners who harbor their vessels in the many nearby marinas in Middletown and Newport.

Train Station

Distance to Providence Train Station: 35 miles

Government, City & Town Links

For more information on Middletown community events and government departments, please visit the official website

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