Providence County - The East Side of Providence

The East Side of Providence is located to the east of the Providence River, looking over downtown Providence. This white-collar section of the city is made up of several historic neighborhoods and numerous parks and green spaces, giving it a more suburban feel. The East Side is home to two internationally known Colleges, Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Wherever you are on the East Side you are within walking distance to everything, with plenty of shops and restaurant along Thayer and Wickenden streets. The area is easily accessible by I-195 and I-95, which makes it desirable to commuters who travel to South Coast Massachusetts or Boston.

Key Neighborhoods:

  • College Hill (“A” dense neighborhood, mixed use, large historic homes)
  • Grotto (“A” neighborhood, large Colonials, Mid-century modern and custom homes)
  • Freeman Plat (“A” neighborhood, large homes)
  • Blackstone (“A” neighborhood, large historic homes) $600,000-$1M+
  • Elmgrove (“A” neighborhood, mostly single family homes) $400,000-$800,000
  • Mount Hope (“C” neighborhood, a mix of multi-family and single family) $200,000+
  • College Hill (“A” neighborhood, a mix of student housing and beautiful historic homes) $500,000- $1M+
  • Wayland (“B” neighborhood, a mix of multi-family, single family, and larger historic homes) $400,000-$1M+
  • Fox Point (“C” neighborhood, student housing and multi-families) $300,000+

Schools: East Side neighborhood schools are the best in Providence, are regarded as “pretty good.”

  • Elementary: MLK Elementary, Gregorian Elementary (PK-5)
  • Middle: Greene Middle School, Bishop Middle School (6-8)
  • High: Classical High School (9-12)

e-alert: Generally buyers looking on the East Side of Providence are looking for a neighborhood feel with the convenience of being so close to downtown. The convenience to the highways for commuters is also a big draw.

Great local business and eats:

  • Dining: Flatbread Company, The Duck and Bunny, Hemenway’s, Waterman Grille, Tortilla Flats, Harry’s Burger
  • Café: Starbucks, Coffee Exchange, Dave’s Coffee, Blue State Coffee
  • Local Stores: Whole Foods, Boston Market, East Side Market, CVS, Avon Theater, RISD Museum
  • Area Banks: Bank Rhode Island, Bank of America, Sovereign Bank, Citizens Bank

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East Side Alternatives: Areas of East Providence, which is east of the East Side, can be a nice alternative and can provide for more affordable housing. Barrington to the south east of the East Side provides the suburban feel people moving to the East Side might be looking for. Barrington has excellent rated public schools.

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