Providence

Providence, as the state’s capital, reflects the state’s strong sense of history, as well as its uniqueness.

About Providence, Rhode Island Real Estate

Big personality, fantastic schools, and waterfront living

Rhode Islandaffectionately nicknamed “Little Rhody”is a small state with a big history. Even though Rhode Island is the smallest of the 50 states, it has much to offer residents, whether they enjoy the arts, an afternoon out on the trails, or dining at some of New England’s best restaurants. Providence, as the state’s capital, reflects the state’s strong sense of history, as well as its uniqueness. The architecture in Providence is eclectic, with buildings ranging from Neoclassical and Greek Revival to Victorian, Queen Anne, and Georgian. 

What to Love

Local Lifestyle

Considered one of the top places to live in the United States, Providence combines small-town charm with big-time culture. It’s a classic New England city with stunning, historic structures and quirky seasonal events.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Providence and Rhode Island are a foodie’s paradise with dozens of high-end restaurants to enjoy. Waterman Grille, in Providence, is on the beautiful Seekonk River. It has an intimate ambiance perfect for date nights and special occasions. Try the calamari or the chestnut soup and know you can’t go wrong at Waterman Grille.

With ample space for meetings, events, and celebrations, Mills Tavern is an excellent choice for a corporate get-together or family function. Voted one of the best seafood restaurants in Providence, Mill Tavern is revered for its seasonal menu and extensive wine list.

New Rivers, on Steeple Street, is an American restaurant in a repurposed warehouse setting that lends its visitors a unique and historic ambiance. Its locally sourced ingredients combined with a pristine presentation make New Rivers one of the best restaurants in the heart of Providence.

Providence is a hub for the arts and has no shortage of performing arts opportunities. Topping the list of art venues is the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). Putting on shows in a restored 1920s theater, the PPAC performs musicals, tribute shows, plays, and concerts. Just around the block, the Trinity Repertory Company is a more intimate venue that hosts films, plays, and musicals in addition to classes for children and adults. The Players, founded in 1909, holds the record for being the oldest continuously-running theater in the United States, and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium is another beautiful venue with a historic Neoclassical theater.

The Arcade Providence holds the title of being America’s oldest indoor mall. Housed within an early 19th-century Greek Revival, the Arcade is home to micro-loft apartments, restaurants, and unique boutiques. Providence Place is a more modern establishment and is Rhode Island’s largest mall, offering retailers like Apple, The Lego Store, and Tiffany & Co.

Things to Do

The RISD Museum is part of the Rhode Island School of Design and allows residents to see the museum’s permanent collection or take in a seasonal showing. Exhibits have included topics like “Drawing Closer,” a look into 400 years of drawing at RISD, and “A Changing Reflection,” which put 19th-21st-century metalwork on display.

Designed by Donald Ross, the Triggs Memorial Golf Course is just northwest of downtown Providence and provides a well-maintained, 18-hole course that’s open to the public. Or, nature enthusiasts can visit the Blackstone Park Conservation District, 45 acres of woodlands with playgrounds for the kids and plenty of peaceful hiking trails to explore.

Providence hosts a variety of annual festivals, including the infamous WaterFire event that happens bi-monthly from May to November. During those months, an array of braziers are placed in the middle of the river and set on fire. The Rhode Island Black Film Festival also takes place in Providence, as do several farmers’ markets.

Schools

The school district serving public schools in Providence, Rhode Island, is the Providence Public Schools District.

  • The Wheeler School, PK-12
  • Rhode Island School of Design, ranked #1 best design school by Business Insider
  • Providence College, ranked #1 in regional universities north by US News
  • Brown University, ranked #14 in national universities by US News
 

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Overview for Providence, RI

188,812 people live in Providence, where the median age is 32.1 and the average individual income is $31,757. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

188,812

Total Population

32.1 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$31,757

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Providence, RI

Providence has 67,974 households, with an average household size of 2.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Providence do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 188,812 people call Providence home. The population density is 10,258.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

188,812

Total Population

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.1

Median Age

48.36 / 51.64%

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Total Households

2.56

Average Household Size

$31,757

Average individual Income

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Around Providence, RI

There's plenty to do around Providence, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
81
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
76
Excellent Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including We Stand Social Club, Beervana Fest, and LuLi Boutique.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.22 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.03 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.12 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.83 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.94 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.25 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Providence, RI

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The following schools are within or nearby Providence. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Urban Collaborative Program
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
SouthSide Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Highlander Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Robert L. Bailey IV
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Cornel Young & Charlotte Woods
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Vartan Gregorian Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Gilbert Stuart Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Frank D. Spaziano Elementary School
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
1/5
Leviton Dual Language School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
West Broadway Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
Center For Individualized Training & Education
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Tavares Educational Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 11th
No rating available
Bradley School Providence
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Roger Williams Daycare Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Achievement First Providence
PUBLIC
K - 4th
3/5
Achievement First Promesa
PUBLIC
K - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Paul Cuffee Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Paul Cuffee Upper School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Alfred Lima Senior Elementary School
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
No rating available
Anthony Carnevale Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Asa Messer Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Reservoir Avenue School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Lillian Feinstein Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
William D'Abate Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Providence Career Technical
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Metropolitan Career Technical Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
AF Providence Mayoral Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Frank D. Spaziano Annex
PUBLIC
K - 1st
No rating available
Governor Christopher DelSesto
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
W B Cooley & Academy Internationa
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Alan Shawn Feinstein Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Carl G. Lauro Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Webster Avenue School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Community Preparatory School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
French-American School Of Rhode Island
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Trinity Academy Performing Art
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
2/5
Charles N. Fortes Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PRIVATE
2nd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Patrick Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The San Miguel School
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Jewish Community Day School Of Rhode Island
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Paul Cuffee Lower School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Harry Kizirian Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Times2 Middle/High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
2/5
Providence Hebrew Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
High Road School Of Providence
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
R.I. School for the Deaf
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Veazie Street School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
George J. West Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Martin Luther King Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Nathanael Greene Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Times2 Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Blessed Sacrament School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Thomas Regional School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available

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