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Overview of North Providence

Located just four miles northwest of downtown Providence, the vibrant city of North Providence, R.I., is a great place to call home. According to City-Data, North Providence is home to more than 32,000 people. The city boasts numerous amenities and entertainment, yet maintains a small-town vibe with historic districts and friendly neighborhoods. Because it serves as a bedroom community, North Providence is also suburban. This unique combination of big city, small town and suburban features make North Providence apartments for rent great options for people from all walks of life.

Living in North Providence, RI

Throughout the 19th century, North Providence and neighboring Providence sought to create meaningful borders through annexations of multiple neighborhoods. As a result, the two cities "traded" areas of land for a period of about 100 years. In 1874, North Providence's population dropped drastically from 20,495 to 1,303 citizens because of an annexation to Providence.

Today, North Providence is a settled community with a steady population. Because the attractions and amenities of Providence are close by, those searching for North Providence rentals will find plenty of dining, entertainment and shopping options within the area.

Incoming residents will want to factor commuting costs into their monthly budgets, as the city's population declines by about 25 percent on workdays due to commuting. According to City-Data, the mean travel time to work for residents is about 22 minutes. 

North Providence Attractions and Special Events

North Providence offers many family-friendly activities for residents of all ages. The parks and recreation department focuses its efforts on many annual celebrations that have become true North Providence traditions. Events like the lighting of the downtown holiday tree, Memorial Day Parade, annual fishing derby and Pumpkins in the Park are a great way for new residents to make new friends and meet other North Providence families.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in North Providence, R.I., search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

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