- City in Rhode Island
Rating 4 out of 5 229 reviews
Providence is small. There is much to improve upon. For example, the schools in Providence need a lot of work, they need to have better quality education and environment.
Providence is a beautiful city, the people are wonderful and it is filled with art, music and creativity. However, the school systems are terrible, students are not supported, local government is corrupted and nothing gets done even when the people rise up asking for change. Even when we were protesting in the streets asking for police reform, Providence promised one thing and gave another. The people who inhabit the city are wonderful, the people who run the city are not.
I don’t know how the last poster can say such bad things about Providence. We are visitors who’ve vacationed here many times in the summer and most of the city has such beautiful buildings both old and new, so many great restaurants and the influence of artists is everywhere. In neighboring CT all the cities except super rich Greenwich are absolutely horrible in comparison. We will keep coming back!
Wow. Where to begin? I moved here from NYC ( grew up in MN ) so I have a fair amount of experience living in other states and RI is by far the worst. The driving is aggressive, impulsive and also just plain stupid and I feel like you can tell a lot about a culture based on their collective road habits. The people seem miserable and have no problem spreading that around. The roads are planned so poorly that even though the state is small, it will take you 3x as long to drive a short distance. No one is helpful (even at their jobs when they’re paid to be) so you’ll be stressed and frustrated all the time. The city is dirty and grey. Nothing is being invested to boost the community or tourism— I purchased a calendar just so I could cross off the days and countdown to my move. If you HAVE to move here look outside of pvd or into MA. Trust me.
Providence is fun to be in but gets repetitive after a while. The schooling is average, and there's not much to do. However, there is a diverse population, and it's the heart of Rhode Island.
rhode island is a beautiful place , providence is the capital and it is drowned in art and creativity , it is a very unique place
So far I have been in providence approximately 4 years and it have been a good experience I had met a lot of new people the community is beautiful is mostly all hispanic.
some areas are good and some are not so good, the outskirts near other cities like north providence are fairly nice but closer to the city can be pretty dangerous at night and such
Providence itself is dangerous. The mayor of Providence caters to the Hispanic community. The surrounding cities are safer. State taxes are high. Education is low and good jobs are scarce.
I like that the city isn't very big, but has tons of places to enjoy yourself. Big city feel in a small area. Bike paths, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, libraries, summer festivals all make for plenty to do year round. The only thing I think could be added would be non-alcoholic venues - some of us enjoy seeing live music and having a nighttime social life nix the alcohol pressure.
For such a small city, Providence has a lot of character. I'm glad I got to grow up here- there are lots of places to visit, especially when the weather is warmer. I have many fond memories at India Point, Prospect Park, and the passenger bridge. I've gotten food from Thayer street many times, and I'm always downtown. Overall, Providence has the population of a big city while maintaining a close-connected community.
Providence is the capital city of the smallest state in the country, Rhode Island. Providence is more urban and a bit suburban. The diversity is like nothing seen before. My high school consisted of African-Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and Asians. The city is overall a really nice place to live and the scenery is so pretty!
I love Providence, I lived here my whole life. There are so many things to do, especially in the summer nights with Water Fire. Downtown provides many different cafes and restaurants from numerous cultures. However, recently crime rates have gone up and things are not as safe as they used to be.
The city offers the perfect mix of small town living and big(ish) city life. There is just enough to do and plenty of unique places to explore.
Beautiful area! Welcoming and nostalgic feel to downtown Providence. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
I love providence. There is a lot to do such as shops, restaurants and parks. Although there are some rough areas, there are still plenty of places in the city to enjoy.
Coming from an extremely rural area in Vermont, adjusting was difficult and two years later I am still settling in. However, the quieter areas away from downtown is a nice area to raise children. Close to stores and shopping outlets while also providing walking trails and playgrounds, there's something for everyone.