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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Wayland is a neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island with a population of 4,777. Wayland is in Providence County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in Wayland offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wayland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Wayland and residents tend to be liberal.
About Wayland...
Population
4,777

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$514,832
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,222
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,471.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,520
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Wayland Reviews

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There is a decent bus system. The buses don't always run on time, but they are fairly frequent. Unfortunately, they stop pretty early at night. The roads are maintained terribly - there are tons of potholes and it seems like they just get patched every year, rather than replacing the road itself. Drivers are a bit unpredictable, which is scary to bicyclists, but they tend to be aware of pedestrians.
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The roads are notoriously terrible. The pot holes are out of control, and there are frequently sidewalks in need of repair. I think police and fire are present enough. Rhode Island has a reputation for being corrupt, but I haven't encountered it personally.
The houses near me are beautiful and very well maintained. The ratio of cost to space is favorable. Outside of this immediate area, the quality of housing decreases a little, but the rents also decrease proportionally.