East Providence is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. With over 47,000 residents, East Providence is the fifth largest city in the state. East Providence has been incorporated as a city since 1958 and has a rich history dating back to the 17th century.
Visitors and residents alike can enjoy many of the historical sites around the city such as the John Hunt House, built around 1750. The house was built in Georgian style and belonged to Lt. John Hunt Jr. who was a Lieutenant in the Militia and also a clothier. Today, the house functions as a museum and hub for many of the Historical Society’s activities.
East Providence has many activities for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy. Looff Carousel—also called Crescent Park Carousel—is a National Historic Landmark in the city and was built by Charles I.D. Looff between 1906 and 1910. The Carousel was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987 and is open during the spring and summer to the public.
Many attractions in the city can be enjoyed outside. The East Bay Bike Path runs through East Providence and allows bikers to pass through many of the state parks including Bold Point and Squantum Woods in East Providence.
This large and diverse city offers a variety of homes for sale from large waterfront properties to quaint bungalows. Popular real estate styles include Cape, Colonial and Raised Ranch. Single-family homes in East Providence are popular, however, condominiums, apartments and multi-family homes are also available.
East Providence is a city with a mix of quiet and waterfront neighborhoods, as well as several major shopping areas. The Seekonk and Providence Rivers are to the west, Narragansett Bay is to the south, and the Running and Ten Mile Rivers (including the Reservoir and Central Pond) are along most of its eastern border.
There are a lot of apartments in East Providence along with a mix of single family homes and condominiums along its flowing waterways. As one of the true suburbs of Providence, residents are able to enjoy the amenities of city life and suburban life equally.
East Providence has 11 villages: Boyden Heights, Bullocks Point Crescent Park, Fort Hill, Kent Heights, Narragansett Terrace, Omega, Phillipsdale, Riverside, Rumford, Silver Spring, Squantum and Watchemoket.
Rumford to the north is a serene, easily accessible community with a nice mix of old and new homes bordering the reservoir. Playgrounds, recreational fields, and award winning country clubs contribute to the rejuvenating, placid aura of this area, but at the same time allows you to be perfectly close to Providence for business or pleasure.
Riverside to the south, once a summer resort area, is now a largely residential area with picturesque waterfront views that overlook Narragansett Bay. It is home to the beloved, National Historic Landmark the Looff Carousel, designed by Charles I.D. Looff and built in 1895. The carousel and charming Crescent Park are just blocks from the well-maintained bike paths of Rhode Island, which are ideal for exercise and old-fashioned exploring.