If you are one of the lucky individuals working/attending school at Brown University or Rhode Island School of Design, College Hill (map below) will be a great place to reside. Nowhere on College Hill is more than a few minutes from each university. In many cases, you would even be able to walk to the schools. Additionally, College Hill also borders Downtown. On Friday night, a lovely walk down the brick sidewalks of College Hill will lead you directly to WaterFire.
If you don't want to live so close to the school, check out Wayland Square. Still just a few minutes by car, or a slightly longer walk, Wayland Square offers upscale shopping and dining. Some of the finest homes in Providence are on streets that filter directly into Wayland Square. Elmgrove Ave, Wayland Ave, Taber Ave, and Angell St. are all fantastic places to call home. Blackstone Park, Moses Brown School, and the Wheeler School are all within shouting distance.
Wayland Square is a charming option for your next home
Summer time brings out the best in all East-Siders, as festivals, farmer's markets, and sidewalk cafes become the way of life. The East Side starts to look like a European city beginning in May, once the spring temperatures start rising. The lesser known Hope Village, just a mile from Thayer St,. is also a great place to dine and shop with the locals when the sun starts to shine. From the end of Thayer St., follow Hope St. north, and you will run into Hope Village which is home to the famous Seven Stars Bakery. The village is also just a quick stroll to the Brown University football stadium, so the sports fan will always have something to look forward to.
Hope Street Village, just a mile from Thayer Street
Wickenden Street is yet another great place on the East Side. Conveniently located near 195, Wickenden Street is close to the highway, Downtown, Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital, and India Point Park. The park is a starting point for the East Bay Trail, which is a bike/walk/jog trail that goes all the way to Bristol, RI.
India Point Park at sunset is an idyllic way to spend a summer night
Finally, if you are a runner/biker/walker or have pets and kids, a great place to go is Blackstone Boulevard. A trail runs directly down the middle of the boulevard, which provides a great path for exercise enthusiasts to stretch their legs! Enjoy the path, as it runs to the Pawtucket City line!
Blackstone Boulevard - Notice the beautiful exercise trail
If you are moving to Rhode Island, and Providence in particular, the East Side is one of the most historic and beautiful communities in the state. If you have any questions about the area, feel free to contact Mike Snow at 401-525-6506. Mike lives on the East Side, and would be happy to take you on a tour of his home. You can also look at Mike's website at www.yourprovidencehome.com. You can also find Mike Snow's ranked page by searching for him on Google!
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