When is an island not an island? When it's the state of Rhode Island! This state is the smallest in the nation but has a large history and culture. It's unique because it only has five counties and less than forty cities and towns, but has much to offer its over a million inhabitants. The rental market in The Ocean State also has much to offer, with historical homes in Newport and Providence, loft style condos and apartments in converted mills, and typical single-family neighborhoods as well.