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Overview of East Providence

Nestled on the shore of Narragansett Bay, East Providence is a scenic city that embodies the traditional northeastern lifestyle.  A number of parks and bike paths dispersed through the area offer opportunities for people here to spend time in the beautiful natural landscape. East Providence is located three miles from Providence, and residents take advantage of the business and cultural amenities of Rhode Island’s largest city. Look for East Providence apartments for rent and join more than 47,000 residents who live a high quality of life in New England.

Living in East Providence, RI

Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, first settled in the East Providence area in 1636. Located at the crossroads of water and land, the city has been an important site for boat, train and automobile transportation in and out of the state. East Providence became an independent town in 1862. Although it has been a part of two states and had three different names since it was built, today East Providence is a thriving city with five identifiable neighborhoods. Phillipsdale, Rumford, Watchemoket, Kent Heights and Riverside all have their own vibes and characteristics with many East Providence apartments to meet the needs of all residents.

East Providence Attractions and Special Events

East Providence is home to the John Hunt House, which is a museum, the hub for the East Providence Historical Society and library for area-related articles. Visitors can tour the restored structure or stroll through Lura’s Garden on the grounds. Residents here can also ride along the scenic East Bay bike path, which stretches along the Narragansett Bay shoreline from Providence to Bristol. The East Providence Heritage Days is one of the most exciting festivals in town, bringing culture-centric events to the Rhode Island community. Features include live music, ethnic food and crafts, a classic car show, raffle, and much more.

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