By Buddy Blouin

If you’ve received your PCS orders to call Naval Station Newport your new home, depending on where you’re moving from, you’re likely finding out just how expensive real estate is in the area. In recent years, the cost of housing has skyrocketed to more than double the national average and there has been a 60+% increase in homes costing over $1 million. Nevertheless, military families do have affordable options. Here are three great neighborhoods offering Newport, Rhode Island homes that won’t break the bank.

Find Newport Rhode Island Homes in Redwood Farms

Though technically not true Newport, just north in the city of Middletown, you’ll find affordable housing options that are great for families.

Throughout Middletown, you’ll find plenty of recreation with the water never too far away, plenty of local parks, and hiking opportunities available at the Sakonnet Greenway Trailhead.

The Redwood Farms neighborhood is known for many of the historic homes in Newport, Rhode Island, including the Whitehall Museum House.

However, the area is still a modern wonder, offering plenty of city attractions and eateries ranging from national chains to local hotspots, including Antonio's Pizza By The Slice Kitchen & Bar.

Featuring an above-average school district, families love Redwood Farms and Middletown as a whole for its attractive amenities, resources, and affordable housing.

Point Neighborhood Offers Close Proximity to Naval Base Newport

Homes of Newport, Rhode Island, rarely offer a better combination of proximity to the Claiborne Pell/Newport Bridge, downtown, and the base all at once.

The Point features more colonial homes than anywhere else in the world, so if this style of architecture is desirable, you’re in the right place.

You can expect to be near the water, local eateries, and tourist attractions, such as the Touro Synagogue National Historic Site.

Admittedly, of the three neighborhoods we’re featuring that offer homes in Newport, Rhode Island, this is likely going to be the most expensive.

However, with the right real estate team, it’s still possible to find affordable steals to buy or rent and be near all of the action while still enjoying small-town tranquility.

Wickford Village in North Kingstown, RI

Older charming homes, some of the freshest seafood you can find, and plenty of kayaking await families in Wickford Village.

You may have a small commute to Naval Station Newport but the trade-off is living in a hidden gem offering the quintessential slice of life in New England.

North Kingstown offers parents several top ten public school options, so your children have access to some of the state’s best educational resources.

As far as amenities and attractions, local artisans offer boutique stores to shop from as boats scurry through the harbor in a unique town offering the best of both old and new-world living.

PCSing to Naval Station Newport? Save on Housing

Whether you’re looking for Newport, Rhode Island waterfront homes for sale or something nearby on a budget, having the right Realtor on your side matters.

Since 2016, Mark Barter of HomeSmart Professionals has been the real estate agent military families trust with their PCS.

With $56 million worth of transactions under his belt, Mark knows what it takes to get the job done and isn’t afraid to go the extra mile.

Best of all, Mark understands the military community because he is actively involved in it as an affiliate with Homes for Heroes.

Homes for Heroes, Inc. has provided hero members with savings, totaling more than $131 million for 67,000+ heroes over the years.

Best of all, Homes for Heroes Foundation transactions donate money back to the hero and into the military community helping others with each closing.

Raised by an Air Force Vet, Mark has many other family members and friends who are a part of the military and understand the unique needs facing servicemembers and their families.

There aren’t many agents offering Hero Rewards, but Mark Barter does and is ready to help you find the perfect home and save in the process.

Contact him today to find affordable Newport, Rhode Island homes and PCS smoothly.

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This article is the result of a paid collaboration with Mark Barter at HomeSmart Professionals.




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