East Providence is just across the Seekonk River from the state capitol. It’s the fifth largest city in Rhode Island and has a diverse housing market across its many neighborhoods and villages. Waterfront, suburban, and urban properties are all available here in East Providence. Plus, it’s so close to the capital city, so you have easy access to all of its amenities, restaurants, and nightlife.
According to Realtor.com, in February 2023, the median listing home price in East Providence, RI was $360K, trending up 2.9% year-over-year. The median listing home price per square foot was $292. The median home sold price was $345K.
* Tax rate based per thousand - Sources: United States Census Bureau. 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 17 March 2022. & Realtor.com
Rumford is located on the northern side of the city. It’s a small, affluent village with great local shopping and restaurants.
Riverside is on the southernmost side of the city. It’s a more blue-collar neighborhood and hosts a few great coffee shops, walkable bike paths, and Mom & Pop shops.
Popular shopping destination for many residents in East Providence. Home to Savers, Stop & Shop, Marshalls, Dollar Tree, and more. Taunton Ave also has several major retailers outside of this plaza.
East Providence has quite a large selection of restaurants and bars to choose from. Whether you’re looking for ethnic food, American fare, or anything in-between. There are also nightclubs and entertainment venues many Rhode Islanders travel to visit. Take a look out our list below for highlighted spots.
Renovated and beautiful 14-mile bike path running along the East Bay from Providence to Bristol, RI. The East Providence section runs along the Narragansett Bay and is a great place to walk or ride at sunset.
A two-mile bike path connecting Slater Park in Pawtucket to the Kimberly Ann Athletic Fields in East Providence.
2.7 loop hiking trail of mostly wooded areas.
A small wooded park just off the East Bay Bike path. Great place to bring your dog, do a quick walking trail, or just enjoy a sunny afternoon.
The carousel is a National Historic Landmark built in 1895. Restored and open to the public during the season. Crescent Park has a clam shack and gift shop on-site, plus many public events throughout the year, including Movies in the Park.
A private club overlooking gorgeous grounds and views of the Narragansett Bay by Martin & Hall (an architecture firm once based in Providence and responsible for many historic buildings in the area). The club is housed in a Colonial Revival building constructed in 1870 and is available for private and corporate events.
A private, 18-hole golf course and ranked continuously as one of the best golf courses in the U.S. Offers its members: swimming pools, tennis courts, fine dining, and event spaces.
The East Providence Public School District is one of the largest districts in Rhode Island. With 11 schools in the K -12 grades, the district serves approximately 5,200 students each academic year, with 487 teachers.
For detailed information on school records and performance, please visit their official website
Pawtucket Ave / Route 1A: the main road connecting the city center to Rumford and further north into Pawtucket
I-195: East-West highway cuts across the middle of East Providence and connects to I-95 in Providence. It’s the fastest way to travel to the East Bay or Fall River, MA.
Wampanoag Trail: Ends in East Providence traveling north. Easy for residents to travel south into the East Bay towns like Barrington, Warren, Bristol, and further into Newport County.
Route 44 (Taunton Ave): Middle highway becomes Taunton Ave once it crosses over the Seekonk line into East Providence. It’s the main route for major retail stores like Savers, Shaws, and more.
East Providence / Wampanoag / Seekonk Square
East Providence / Seekonk Square
Rumford / Newport Ave
Beverage Hill Ave / East Providence
Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 10.2 miles
Distance to Providence Train Station: 2.8 miles
For more information on East Providence, community events, and government departments, please visit the official website