Although few signs of the original industries still exist, the center of Newfields remains a tightly clustered village. It's composed of a mix of antique colonial and federal homes on the side of a hill overlooking the waterfront. The town landing, shipyard, and various workshops and mercantile businesses once thrived here.
Today, the industries in the village occupy newer buildings and include manufacturing of automotive parts and sports clothing, printing, and warehousing. The town’s largest business, Hutchinson Sealing Systems, manufactures rubber and plastic components for the automobile industry. One of the town’s oldest businesses, Conner Bottling Works, still bottles soft drinks under its own label: Squamscott Beverages.
Newfields, with its country charm and attractive natural landscape, has become a popular community. Significant land development and construction of new homes in the last decade has brought many new families to the town, along with a corresponding expansion of services and facilities. Newfields retains its proud historic character in large part because all of its residents, both old and new.