On the tip of the island between Newport Harbor and the ocean, we have a very quiet neighborhood and yet there are all the delightful restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Thames Street is only one block away, but we have little noise. Lower Thames has wonderful, quieter, upscale restaurants, less bars. My favorite restaurant, the Mamma Luisa, is only a five minute walk. The harbor is just down the street and the ocean a mile away. Easy to park with free parking pass.