North Providence RI Real Estate
North Providence is a city directly northwest of Providence, Rhode Island. It’s primarily an urban community with a population of 32,480. However, as a resident, you do have plenty of options between more suburban living, condominiums, multi-family homes, or single-family homes. Though North Providence population has diversified over the years and made the city an interesting place to live, work, and enjoy. Plus, it’s literally minutes away from Providence and all of its amenities, events, restaurants, and more.
- Established: 1765
- Zip Codes: 02904, 02908, 02911
- County: Providence
- Size: 5.83 miles
- Coordinates: Lat. 41.8536’N Long. 71.4677’W
- Population: 32,480
- Median resident age: 41 years
- Median household income: $52,795
- Median home value: $205,500
- Homes currently available from: $100,000 — $469,000
- Tax rate: $26.14 (residential), $32.88 (commercial)
What's it like to live in North Providence?
Shopping & Things To Do
As a resident of North Providence, most of your shopping needs are met along the main strips of Mineral Spring Avenue, Douglas Avenue, and Route 44 (Smith Street). You’ll find small and large retailers, grocery stores, general stores, gas stations, and more. However, if you do care to drive out a little farther, you have a few options available for shopping malls, including the Providence Place Mall and Lincoln Mall.
For trendy shoppers, North Providence also has a good selection of consignment shops, such as Blackbirds Consignment Shop, Great Finds Yours & Mine, Togs On Brook, and Past Treasures.
Things to do:
Memorial Day Parade & Celebration: an annual parade and 5k road race along Mineral Spring Avenue to celebrate America’s veterans. It’s a fun event to pick a spot and watch the marching bands, classic cars, and vintage military vehicles stroll by
Pumpkins in the Park: another annual event during Halloween at Governor Notte Park. The event has live music, refreshments, and train rides through a maze of spectacular carved Jack-o-lanterns and themed displays.
Restaurants & Nightlife
The nice thing about living in North Providence is that you get two dining destinations at once. Providence is only minutes away, along with all of its renowned restaurants. Plus, you have plenty of options in your own neighborhood. North Providence has a fantastic selection of authentic Italian restaurants, bakeries, pizza joints, and cafes.
Restaurants to check out
- Twin’s Pizza Inc.
- Il Fornello
- Posillipo Restaurant
- Wine & Cheese
- Tumblesalts Cafe
- El Charro
- Green Basil
- Jacky’s Galaxie & Sushi Bar
- The Fire
- Sorrento Restaurant
- Osho Sushi Bar
Recreation & Activities
Peter Randall Park: a small park nestled into a suburban neighborhood just off Smithfield Road and Bicentennial Way. Nice place for an afternoon walk through a wooded area, though the trails are not marked for hikers.
Captain Stephen Olney Memorial Park: a popular recreation area for kids and families. There is a nice open playground, softball field, walking trails, and a historic cemetery.
Wanskuck Park: located just outside the North Providence city limits in the Wanskuck neighborhood of Providence. Very popular destinations for dog owners due to the wide-open field and walking trails.
Governor John Notte Memorial Park: a recently renovated park on the banks of the Wenscott Reservoir. There is a playground for kids, sports fields, tennis courts, campgrounds, and pinic tables for public use. Plus, you can enjoy the small beach area for paddleboarding and swimming.
Schools & Education
The North Providence School Department serves a large population of students for such a small area. The nine public schools (K – 12 grades) serve approximately 3,400 students each year, with a teaching staff of 333. For more information, please visit the school department’s official website at http://npsd.k12.ri.us/
North Providence Public Schools
- Centredale School
- Greystone School
- Joseph A. Whelan Elementary
- James L. McGuire School
- Marieville Elementary
- Stephen Olney School
- Birchwood Middle School
- Edward A. Ricci Middle School
- North Providence High School
Transportation & Getting Around
Route 146: main highway runs directly through the eastern portion of North Providence and connects to Mineral Spring Avenue. Route 146 is the quickest way to travel into Downtown Providence or reach I-95 for further travel.
Route 15 (Mineral Spring Ave.): runs east to west across North Providence. Mineral Spring is the retail, dining and nightlife “center” of the city. It connects to Route 44 in Centerdale and 146 before Pawtucket.
Route 44 (Smith Street): Route 44 is the quickest way to reach I-295 and it connects North Providence to the Elmhurst neighborhood of Providence (where Providence College and Rhode Island College are located).
Route 7 (Douglas Ave.): Similar to Route 44, Route 7 runs south into Providence or north into Lincoln and Smithfield, and it connects to I-295.
- Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 14.2 miles
- Distance to Providence Train Station: 3.4 miles
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- Alexander Plat
- Fruit Hill
- Lake View
- Lee’s Farm
- Mineral Spring