About Providence, RI


Founded in 1636, Providence, Rhode Island is one of the oldest cities in the nation. It's gone by a number of nicknames over the years, including the Beehive of Industry, the Renaissance City, and The Creative Capital and Providence truly embodies all of these monikers. In order to fuel its artists, industrialists, and Renaissance men and women, Providence provides plenty of coffee–the city has more coffee shops per capita than any other place in the country.


  • Fox Point

    Providence's Fox Point neighborhood has many of the city's prettiest apartments, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect entryway you've been looking for. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs.
  • Washington Park

    The apartment rentals in Washington Park are a lot of the nicest in Providence, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! Apartment living in neighborhoods like Washington Park is just one of a ton of things you can learn about from the MyNewPlace's apartment guide. Want to learn more before deciding if Washington Park is the neighborhood for you? Get started now.
  • Blackstone

    Providence's Blackstone neighborhood has a lot of the city's most cost effective rentals, regardless of whether you want a blue kitchen or a built in microwave. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you look for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints.
  • Upper South Providence

    Upper South Providence has some of the cutest apartment rentals in Providence. Let MyNewPlace help you search for that perfect apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. Apartment living in neighborhoods like Upper South Providence is just one of a lot of things you can learn about from the MyNewPlace's apartment blog. Think this is the only Providence neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options.
  • Smith Hill

    Several of the prettiest rentals in Providence can be found in the Smith Hill neighborhood and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Let MyNewPlace help you search for that impeccable apartment that meets both your needs and your budget.
  • Federal Hill

    Federal Hill has many of the most cost effective rentals in Providence regardless of whether you want a lavender dining room or a built in dishwasher. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you look for that impeccable Federal Hill apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
  • Lower South Providence

    Try Providence's Lower South Providence neighborhood for several of the city's prettiest rental apartments, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. You can get many answers to your Lower South Providence apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Wanskuck

    Several of the cutest apartments in Providence are in the Wanskuck neighborhood, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect living room you've been looking for. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you search for that impeccable Wanskuck apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. You can get many answers to your Wanskuck apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Charles

    The apartment rentals in Providence's Charles neighborhood are a lot of the most cost effective in the city. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you look for that impeccable Charles apartment. Apartment living in neighborhoods like Charles is just one of tons of things you can learn about from the MyNewPlace's apartment blog. Want to learn more about Charles? Check up on MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information.
  • Manton

    The apartments in Manton are lots of the prettiest in Providence, regardless of whether you want a big kitchen or a walk in closet. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you find that spotless Manton apartment. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • South Elmwood

    Providence has a bunch of great apartments and several of the cutest can be found in the South Elmwood neighborhood. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in South Elmwood but also other neighborhoods throughout Providence. Want the inside scoop on South Elmwood? Read MyNewPlace for local tips and information about South Elmwood Providence.
  • Valley

    Valley has some of the most cost effective rental apartments in Providence that sage green dining room (or whatever your dream interior looks like) is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Valley but also other neighborhoods throughout Providence. Want insider info on Valley? Check up on MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Valley Providence. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Providence's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Mount Hope

    Try Providence's Mount Hope neighborhood for a lot of the city's most cost effective apartments for rent. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you search for that impeccable Mount Hope apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
  • Hope

    Providence's Hope neighborhood has many of the city's nicest rental apartments, and MyNewPlace can help you find ones with a variety of great interiors such as a long entryway! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you find that unequaled Hope apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Providence! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Olneyville

    Olneyville has lots of the cutest rentals in Providence let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect entryway you've been looking for. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Reservoir

    Reservoir has many of the most cost effective apartments in Providence and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Providence! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Silver Lake

    Providence has a ton of great apartments for rent and a lot of the cutest can be found in Silver Lake, regardless of whether you want a really nice bedroom or a marble countertop. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Providence's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Wayland

    Wayland has lots of the cutest rental apartments in Providence make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you look for that perfect Wayland apartment. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Elmhurst

    Providence's Elmhurst neighborhood has tons of the city's cutest apartment rentals, make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you search for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. You can get tons of answers to your Elmhurst apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Hartford

    The rentals in Hartford are many of the best in Providence. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you look for that unequaled Hartford apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Providence's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Providence College

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus PC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Providence College housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the PC campus. If so, you can search for off campus Providence College apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Providence College student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    PC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Providence , Rhode Island. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the PC Friars games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus PC apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Providence College apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.providence.edu/.

  • Brown University

    Brainy Brown Bears

    Okay, so, seriously? Who doesn't have a few fun facts about Brown University Brown University? One of the most prestigious universities in the U.S., Brown is ranked the 15th best college by US News and World Report. Boy does it feel good to be a Brown Bear today. And why not, since the Brown Bears have 35 NCAA Division I sports teams? Their men's soccer team has continuously been one of the 25 top teams in the country. One of my personal favorite perks about Brown is that you also get to take classes at nearby Rhode Island School of Design, also a prestigious school in its own right. Two educations for the price of one? Sign me up, please. And you'll never be lonely at Brown with over 200 student organizations begging you to sign up.

    Ditching the Dorms

    For you lucky seniors who are finally ready to move off campus, the splendors of Providence await you! However, as you know, Providence doesn't have unlimited resources, so start your house hunt soon—apartments go fast. Housing is a wee bit on the pricey side, but creative students always find a way to make it work. For the best deals, look for housing in the spring. We recommend looking for housing on Brook and Cushing Streets, since they are close to Thayer Street. Governor Street and Wickenden Street are also popular.

    Picturesque Providence

    All jokes aside, Providence in November is a sight to behold. Think quintessential east coast autumn--piles of bright orange and red leaves on the ground, a clear skyline. When you've had your fill of gawking at the scenery, grab a cup of hot apple cider at XO Café XO Café and then skip over to Shark Sushi and Hibachi Shark Sushi for some delicious (and might I add very reasonably priced) sushi. For you big-breakfast eaters, devour pancakes to your heart's content at Julian’s, a favorite among students for those Sunday mornin' hangover blues. Or just ramble down Thayer Street for a feel (and a taste) of the town.