Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River and surrounded by verdant parkland, the city of Newport, Minn., is a small-town escape just minutes south of St. Paul. Balancing the convenience of the Twin Cities with a slower pace of living, the homes for rent along Newport's tree-lined streets are an ideal place for families to settle down. Originally two separate settlements called Red Rock and Newport Township, the city's history dates back to the late 1830s. Today, that history can still be felt, even as Newport has become a modern, connected community with a calm, residential feel.
With its riverfront location and many surrounding lakes and parks, Newport is ideal for families that love to get outside and enjoy activities like hiking, biking and boating. Safe streets make Newport perfect for children, and the Mississippi River waterfront provides picturesque views year-round. With its long historical legacy, Newport offers some fascinating landmarks for families to explore, while each summer the community comes together to celebrate Pioneer Day by enjoying great food and activities. For more excitement, nearby Minneapolis and St. Paul offer some of the country's best dining, shopping, sports teams and entertainment.