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East Side of Providence Community Stats

Median Household Income


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According to Realtor.com, in February 2023, the median listing home price in East Side was $592.5K, trending up 7.9% year-over-year. The median listing home price per square foot was $355. The median home sold price was $698.5K.

Median home Listing Price


* As of Feb 2023
Median Sold Home Price


* As of Feb 2023
Average Days on market


* As of Feb 2023
Home Inventory


* As of Feb 2023

* 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


East Side of Providence

The East Side of Providence is an area of the city containing several different neighborhoods — Fox Point, College Hill, Blackstone, Mount Hope, South Main, Wayland Square, among others. It’s known as the home of two prestigious universities — Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) — and the most affluent demographic in Providence. Yet each neighborhood here is unique. On College Hill, you have historic homes and cobblestone streets right next to a bustling, “college town” atmosphere with bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. In Blackstone, you’re surrounded by gorgeous townhouses and historic mansions (dating back over 100 years in many cases). It’s by far the most sought after real estate market in the Providence area, both for homebuyers and renters.


Life in East Side of Providence

Life on the East Side of Providence offers a blend of cultural richness, academic vibrancy, and historic charm that makes it one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. Dominated by the presence of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, the area thrives with intellectual and creative energy, attracting students, professionals, and families alike. The streets are lined with well-preserved colonial homes, bustling cafes, independent bookstores, and eclectic boutiques, particularly around Thayer Street and Wayland Square. The community is active and engaged, with frequent cultural events, lectures, and art exhibitions.

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Schools & Education

The Providence Public School District (PPSD) serves approximately 24,000 students throughout the city. PPSD includes 22 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 10 high schools, and 2 public district charter schools. The district employs over 3,200 teachers, administrators, and support staff. As a whole, PPSD is the largest city department and takes up approximately half of Providence’s operating budget each year.


Private Schools

The East Side is home to several private institutions for children in K-12 grades. The Wheeler School, Moses Brown, and School One serve middle school and high school students. And there are options for kindergarten through fourth grade available as well.

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    Moses Brown School

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    The Lincoln School

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    The Croft School

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    The Wheeler School

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    Montessori Children’s House

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    The French American School

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    Jewish Community Day School

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    School One

If you live in Providence, where your child goes to school is largely based on location and neighborhood. However, there are certain schools and programs where your child can apply for enrollment, such as Classical High School or LaSalle Academy (private school). Classical has the highest graduation rate and is rated number one in terms of academic performance across the state school system.

For a full list of schools in the Providence District and more information on their programs and enrollment, please visit their website.

Colleges & Universities

College Hill on the East Side is home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Both colleges are world-renowned for their academics, research, and high-level of student achievement. The campus takes a significant portion of the neighborhood covering Waterman Avenue, Thayer Street, Angell Street, and South Main Street.

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  • Cole Avenue
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  • Freeman Plat
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  • Mount Hope
  • Patterson Park
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