East Providence RI Real Estate
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.
- Established: 1862
- Zip Codes: 02860,02906, 02914, 02915, 02916
- County: Providence
- Size: 16.6 sq miles (including water area of 3.2 miles)
- Coordinates: 41.801500 N, 71.360824 W
- Population: 47,037
- Median resident age: 40 (100 females to 86.8 males
- Median household income: $39,108
- Median home value: $216,257
- Homes currently available from: $119,000 — $924,000
- Tax rate: $22.37 (residential), 24.76 (commercial), 13% homestead for owner-occupied homes
What's it like to live in East Providence?
Shopping & Things To Do
Wampanoag Plaza: 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.
Rumford & Riverside Villages: 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 path, and Mom & Pop shops.
Dining & Nightlife
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.
Restaurants to check out:
Bars and entertainment spots:
Recreation & Activities
East Bay Bike Path: renovated and beautiful 22-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.
10 Mile River Greenway: a two-mile bike path connecting Slater Park in Pawtucket to the Kimberly Ann Athletic Fields in East Providence.
Squantum Woods Park: 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.
Crescent Park and Looff Carousel: 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.
Turner Park Reservoir & Hunts Mills: 2.7 loop hiking trail of mostly wooded areas. Hunts Mills has a nice playground for kids, sporting fields, and open for kayaking and canoeing.
Golf, Sports, and Clubs
Squantum Association: 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.
Metacomet Country Club: a private, 18-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross and overlooking the Narragansett Bay.
Wannamoisett Country Club: 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.
Schools & Education
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 at https://epschoolsri.org/
Public Schools in EP
- East Providence High School
- Edward R. Martin Middle School
- Riverside Middle School
- East Providence Career and Technical Center
- Francis School
- Hennessey School
- Kent Heights School
- Oldham School
- Orlo Avenue School
- Silver Spring School
Transportation & Getting Around
Highways and main roads:
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.
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.
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.
Pawtucket Ave / Route 1A: the main road connecting the city center to Rumford and further north into Pawtucket
RIPTA bus lines:
- 32: East Providence / Wampanoag / Seekonk Square
- 34: East Providence / Seekonk Square
- 35: Rumford / Newport Ave
- 78: Beverage Hill Ave / East Providence
- Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 10.2 miles
- Distance to Providence Train Station: 2.8 miles