Why you'd want to live in Jamestown
This island community sits at the mouth of Narragansett Bay and looks out to the Atlantic Ocean. Development on the island was earlier restricted by the ferry access, then the construction of Jamestown Bridge connecting the island with the mainland opened the island. Today, modern bridges connect the island to the mainland (North Kingstown) and to Newport.
Jamestown is now a residential destination. The island residents are striving to maintain the island's country atmosphere while still permitting new development. Jamestown is a premier niche town in Rhode Island (similar to its east bay rivals Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth) with a better commute to Newport and Central Rhode Island cities like Warwick and Cranston.