Newport is a lovely town, with lots of local charm. The ocean views are beautiful, the greenery is lush and foresty. However, there is a huge amount of homeless and tweakers. Very unfortunate. It's very much a tourist town so there's lots of fun things to do but only if you're willing to spend a good amount of cash. For locals, things get old pretty quick, and the cost of living is only good if you have a good income. Lots of people are low income though, and can't afford much of anything around here. People don't know how to drive unless it's sunny and warm outside, which is rare. The violence and crime rates are pretty high, too.