B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%

Providence Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    340
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    167
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    643
    500
  • Theft
    2,304
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    304
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,366
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

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I have lived in Providence all my life with spending only two years living in another state. To be honest, I just love Providence and how everything is always so easily accessible. You can drive throughout the state within an hour and still be able to have enough time to do a historical tour in Providence. We may be a small state, but we are known for some of the oldest historical buildings and history. Along with some of the best schools in the country: Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. And not to mention the cultural diversity of this city is so diverse its hard not to meet someone who is of a different ethnicity. The food is amazing and the people here are great! The ocean; as I like to say is literally two minutes away from my childhood home and you are bound to have a blast if you decide to come visit or live in Providence.
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Providence is like a little New York City. The city is alive day and night. There are tons of smalls shops and restaurants from pizza to fine dining. Providence is home to the historic 18 story Biltmore hotel as well as a three story shopping mall, and numerous colleges. Providence is a great town for college students because of the close proximity to colleges, the nightlife, and the variety of restaurants. I would recommend this city to my friends, a new family, and grandparents. It's a beautiful and scenic town near Narragansett Bay with tons to do!
I was born and raised in providence my whole life. The schools aren't so great, its more of a come to class or pay favorite and you'll pass. The cost to live here is pretty decent compared to other cities in like Massachusetts and East Providence. The food in providence is amazing! As soon as I was able to drive, I would go to thayer st or atwells avenue to try all the amazing food ranging from seafood to your classic american cuisine. I just wish the school systems improved along with job opportunities. Since its so small and a lot of people live in the city not everyone is able to work for a decent rate or at all, which causes some people (minorities especially) to collect from the government.