Two bedroom apartments in Providence can place you amid thriving urban action. The Downtown Providence area, known as Downcity, is popular with anyone interested in entertainment and dining, as the numbers of restaurants, clubs and events continue to grow. Waterplace Park, near Finance and Exchange Streets, is home to the annual WaterFire Festival during the summer, filled with free concerts, performances and artistic displays along the Woonasquatucket River near where it meets with the Moshassuck River. The Eddy and The Dorrance, both near Westminster Street, are popular bars with great food options, and Harry's Bar & Burger, with one location on Main Street in nearby College Hill and another on Atwell Street in Federal Hill, is a favorite lunch stop for many in the city.
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Young professionals interested in living in an urban environment that's not too crowded will find a variety of available places. The College Hill and Federal Hill neighborhoods can put you close to nightlife, shopping and large employers downtown, or you can go for the big city experience by living in a high-rise right in the center of town. While the rent varies depending on the age of your building, rents are typically in the $1,400 - $1,700 range.
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Young families may enjoy a little more space and more affordable rents further away in Elmhurst or Mount Hope, and neighborhoods on the southern side of town may be even cheaper. Expect to pay about $1,300 - $1,600 for a place large enough for families with one or two kids.
Most two bedroom apartments will have a typical layout with a living room large enough for a small dining area and a few couches, a kitchen, a shared bathroom and the bedrooms. The square footage of these types of apartments for rent generally runs in the 900 - 1,200 range. Some two bedroom apartments may be single floors of multi-family homes built around the turn of the century. These types of places have the same basic rooms, and you might get a small shared yard attached to the house.