The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Newport County submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $12 per sqft per year. That's a 40% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 88 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the available leases in the Newport County are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 12,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1870 and are Class B.