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Providence, RI

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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.

Apartments in Providence RI


Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1


Regency Plaza
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-3


Avalon at Center Place
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2.5


The Promenade - Located At The Foundry
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2


$5070 Two bedroom in Providence-903 Providence Pl
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$1775 Three bedroom in Providence-Governor St
Beds: 3
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Providence, RI is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.41%
  • 7.43%
  • 5.71%
  • Female
  • 8.59%
  • 7.41%
  • 6.21%
is average rent in Providence, RI
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 3.35%
  • 4.43%
  • 4.58%
of units are available for rent in Providence
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 3669
  • 658
  • 4709
Getting Around in Providence, RI

Providence is a city for walkers and bicyclists. There are safe sidewalks, paths, and trails criss-crossing the whole city, making it easy to get around without the use of a car. For trips too long for legs alone, the city also has a light rail and a local bus service. Though there are many who prefer to drive through the city, the culture of artists and students has made public and human-powered transportation the most popular choices when it comes to getting around in Providence.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Excellent Transit"
The average commuter time in Providence is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.85%
  • 9.76%
  • 1.35%


<p>If you think that water and fire can't be mixed, Providence is prepared ot prove you wrong. The most popular event in the city is called WaterFire and is an experience like none other. Barnaby Evans, a local artist who's a shining example of the "creative" in The Creative Capital, designed this art installation, which takes up nearly a mile of the three rivers that pass through downtown. Above the rivers are 100 bonfires which are kept burning from dusk until dawn. The fires set the city aglow after dark, providing a beautiful backdrop to outdoor performances and late night strolls through downtown.</p>

Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art.

<p>Art-loving renters in Providence can patronize the fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art. The museum features works of art and design from around the world, with each of its five buildings featuring something unique. With galleries devoted to contemporary art, Renaissance art, antiquities, and American decorative art, there is a lot to see at the museum. It's fortunate that, in 1877, the city decided to put off the construction of a drinking fountain in the park for one more year so that RISD could get the funding it needed to open to the public.</p>

Fabulous Food

<p>If you love a good meal, Providence is the place for you. The city was recently voted the #1 destination for food in the entire nation in Travel + Leisure magazine and it's no wonder. Though Providence restaurants offer up cuisine from all over the world, it's famous for its Italian, especially on Federal Hill, the city's Italian district. Celebrity Chef Mario Batali has even called Federal Hill one of the "10 Best Little Italy's in the U.S." While you're on Federal Hill, you'll want to be sure to pay a visit to Siena, famous for its Tuscan soul food. This restaurant has been voted the best in Rhode Island, and when you're dining at the best restaurant in the best city to grab a meal, you know you're in store for something special.</p>