Making a huge jump from the 2012 list of "Best Communities" by GoLocalProv.com, Newport has been given the number-1 spot in the website's annual review of Rhode Island cities and towns.
Last year, Newport ranked 21st, between North Smithfield and Narragansett — but this year, the City by the Sea knocked South Kingstown from its perch at the top of the list.
A description posted on this year's results notes that "Newport has more standing buildings built before 1830 than any other American community."
[Read more about how GoLocalProv determined its rankings.]
What do you think of Newport's ranking as number-1 community in Rhode Island? How do you explain the 20-place improvement from last year?
What are your favorite things about Newport?
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