Founded by Roger Williams in 1636, Providence is recognized as one of the country’s oldest cities. Also referred to as “The Creative Capital,” Providence is known for its rich history and thriving arts and culture scene. Located in the northeast section of the state,
Providence is home to students, families, creatives and business people alike. The diverse city has a famous restaurant scene and was voted the #1 Food City in the U.S. in 2012 by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.
Providence is full of things to do for any age group and interest. Being home to one of America’s oldest zoos, Roger Williams Park Zoo welcomes over half a million people annually. Opened in 1872, the zoo is one of Rhode Island’s most popular tourist attractions—praised by the New York Times for their award winning conservation efforts.
Providence also has more arts centered attractions such as Water Fire which runs every year from May to November. Created in 1994 by Barnaby Evans, Water Fire is unique to the state and is installed on the three rivers of Downtown Providence. It has been praised by locals and international visitors alike and is viewed as a powerful work of art highlighting the arched bridges and area of Waterplace Park.
With 25 neighborhoods, Providence real estate is as diverse as its residents offering condominiums, multi-family properties and single family homes of all price ranges. In this historical city, the homes for sale vary from Classic to Modern, some of which are restored historic houses with Federal and Victorian architectural styles.