Providence Real Estate

Providence, Rhode Island

Founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, Providence is one of the oldest cities in the country. With a population of 177,994, Providence is home to eight hospitals and seven higher learning institutions including Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design and Johnson & Wales University.

Once named the “Beehive of Industry”, Providence rebranded itself as the Creative Capital in 2009. Providence offers a host of attractions for lovers of the arts. Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Museum of Art/Rhode Island School of Design offer acclaimed theatre, fine arts and orchestral music. Other exciting entertainment options include the seasonal “Broadway” series at the Providence Performing Arts Center and numerous alternative theatre and dance productions.

From Waterfire at Waterplace Park, the Providence Place Mall, blue ribbon restaurants, Alex and Ani Ice Skating Center, Roger Williams Park Zoo, The Providence Children’s Museum and so much more help to make Providence a great place to visit with the family.

From Benefit Street’s “Mile of History” on the East Side to festive Federal Hill, Rhode Island’s own “Little Italy,” the capital city of Providence is known and loved for its abundance of historic and cultural attractions. Three-and-a-half centuries of history are alive and well on the streets of Providence, as evident in the scores of immaculately preserved Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian houses located throughout the city. The Rhode Island State House, Arcade, John Brown House and the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America are among the many historic buildings which are open to the public year-round.

Providence is also home to the Rhode Island Convention Center, New England’s newest convention facility, which is in the heart of Capital Center and just footsteps away from spectacular Waterplace Park and the blue-ribbon restaurants for which the city is renowned.

Providence City Hall: http://www.providenceri.com/
Providence Police Department: https://www.providenceri.com/police
Roger Williams Park Zoo: http://www.rwpzoo.org/
Waterfire: http://waterfire.org
Ice Rink: http://www.alexandanicitycenter.com/
Providence Place Mall: http://www.providenceplace.com/
Dunkin Donuts Center: http://www.dunkindonutscenter.com/
RISD Museum: http://risdmuseum.org/
Providence Children’s Museum: http://www.childrenmuseum.org/