Living in Newport
Although only about 3,500 people call Newport home, it’s close proximity to both St. Paul and Minneapolis certainly make growth and development a huge part of the community’s future outlook. Highway 10/61 runs almost directly through the center of the Newport community, helping make it a popular option for home buyers who will need to frequently commute to the city once moving into their new place. Depending on where you live and where you’re going, most commutes into the Twin Cities range from15 minutes to a half hour, which can sometimes be lengthened by traffic or weather conditions every now and then.
In addition to convenience, though, plenty of other community characteristics help make Newport an excellent place to call home, starting with its supreme riverfront location. Some homes in Newport, MN sit directly on the water and even feature private docks, but for those that don’t, there’s also a few community parks scattered along the waterway for any and all locals to take in the nice tranquil setting that shapes this small Washington County town. But because the Mississippi River is large enough for commercial shipping, Newport’s riverfront is also home to its fair share of industry as well, which certainly helps drive the local economy both in Newport and the surrounding area.
Because of the busy highway, Newport doesn’t really have a traditional downtown, but that’s not to say there isn’t all kinds of restaurants, shops, and various other community amenities in town either. In fact, it’s along Highway 10/61 that you’ll find much of Newport’s commercial development, which is actually how many area locals like it. In many ways, keeping traffic and the commercial core of Newport closer to the city’s busiest and most easily accessible roadway keeps the interior streets quiet and mostly all residential, which is just one other bonus to calling Newport home as well!