- City in Rhode Island
- grade B+Overall Grade
- City in Rhode Island
- Rating 3.97 out of 5 260 reviews
Rating 3.97 out of 5 260 reviews
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Providence is generally dangerous and unpleasant. Walking around I have been assaulted, had bottles thrown at my head, nearly been run over on purpose, walked away from and attempted stabbing, and witnessed one. Driving I have witnessed several accidents, and have nearly been in more, being victim to countless illegal and inane maneuvers. In times of celebration and recreation, the air is buzzing with the sounds of screaming, fighting, and max volume music. The streets are teeming with garbage, rats, threats, angry crowds, and hazardous fumes. I now yearn to live in the woods.
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 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.
The food scene and the sights are nice. But once you look past that there isn't much else to do. This place was great when I was in college. Then you realize that anyone worth their salt eventually leaves. This place claims to be diverse. So if you are rich, a college student, a deadbeat who loves to beg people for change, you'll fit in just fine. Everyone else is judged and looked down upon by snobby, entitled people. There is a social divide between the rich and the poor and you feel it. Not a whole lot of jobs to go around. Mostly retail and restaurants gigs. Serious homeless problem, lack of community as well. Any real locals who live here are mad rude to you and take pride in that. Stay far away from Smith Hill, bad news written all over it. This place is fine for visiting and going out for dinner, that's about it. Can't wait to move out whenever the pandemic ends
I was born and raised in providence. The coast of living is way too high for the salaries given for work. Taxes are too high and government assistance is a joke.