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Average Rent in Providence, RI

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Providence Studio - $1,725+31%
Providence 1 Bed - $2,022-1%
Providence 2 Beds - $2,165-9%
Last updated 6/21/2024

Local Guide

See what Providence, RI has to offer.

Local Reviews

I just love our neighbor's. It has opened my eyes to different cultures and different friendships along my 6 year stay in Providence. I absolutley love D's Spot! Their wings and fries are so delicious! I love going to parks and beaches. Especially The Cliff Walk in Newport. Car Shows as well

It's location and some of the neighbors who are less transitory. It is walkable and changes quickly man's there are great streets towalk

Close to stores and restaurants. Near the center of town. Close to public transportation. Nice older buildings.

There's nothing unique about it, but I do appreciate its close enough to a park where I can sit and read in the summer and wehere I can take my dog.

Favorite local restaurant is the abbey. Close to the city and quiet. Easy to get anywhere via uber or driving

i can barely afford it, but it does have many good restaurants too many bars blah blah blah i don't have anything else to say

Demographics

Education

High School

51%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

17%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

37%

3 people

25%

4 people

20%

5 people

12%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

4%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

16%

20-45

41%

45-65

20%

65+

11%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/21/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Providence, RI

In Providence, RI, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,725 to $2,165. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Providence, RI is $1,725. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,022. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,165.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+31%

Changed from $1,317 to $1,725
1 Bed

-1%

Changed from $2,042 to $2,022
2 Beds

-9%

Changed from $2,379 to $2,165
Last updated 6/21/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
10%
12%
31%
47%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Boston$3,197-4%
Chestnut Hill$3,090-26%
Cambridge$3,0690%
Brighton$2,971+56%
Jamaica Plain$2,971+15%
Brookline$2,788+13%
Allston$2,350+9%
Dorchester$2,288--
Quincy$2,209-7%
Roxbury$1,9000%
Worcester$1,611+1%
Newport$1,500-53%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Charlestown$4,708-13%
Boston$3,939-4%
Roxbury$3,750+26%
Cambridge$3,671+4%
Chestnut Hill$3,380-10%
Jamaica Plain$3,279+8%
Brighton$3,262+30%
Dorchester$3,166--
South Boston$2,937+1%
Brookline$2,886+7%
Quincy$2,740+2%
Allston$2,675-15%
Newport$2,200+22%
Worcester$1,812+15%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Boston$5,267+6%
Allston$4,925+16%
Cambridge$4,772+1%
Brighton$4,638+72%
Chestnut Hill$4,460-7%
Brookline$4,032+10%
Roxbury$3,966+7%
Jamaica Plain$3,962+13%
Dorchester$3,464--
South Boston$3,447-2%
Quincy$3,417+8%
Newport$3,000-5%
Worcester$2,174+12%

Compare Neighborhoods

West End Providence

$1,100

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Wanskuck

$1,200

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Mt. Hope

$1,600

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Providence, RI?

For renters in Providence seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are West End Providence, Wanskuck, and Mt. Hope, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,100, $1,200, and $1,600 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Federal Hill and West Side, where the rents are $1,650 and $1,650, a favorable comparison to Providence's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,022.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Providence, RI?

In Providence, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are College Hill, Fox Point, and Greystone. A 1-bedroom apartment in College Hill averages at $2,529, in Fox Point it averages $2,400, and in Greystone, the average is $2,220. For additional high-end living options, East Side offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,000, and Wayland at $2,000. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,022 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Providence, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Providence, RI?

In Providence, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Mt. Hope, Wanskuck, and Smith Hill. In Mt. Hope, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,600. Wanskuck sees average rents of $1,200 for a 1-bedroom unit. Smith Hill offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,750. For those seeking other popular areas, East Side presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,000, and College Hill at $2,529. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,022 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Providence, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Federal Hill$1,750--
West Side$1,750--
Fox Point$1,650+27%
East Side$1,575+21%
College Hill$1,575+15%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
College Hill$2,529+49%
Fox Point$2,400+66%
Greystone$2,220+8%
East Side$2,000+16%
Wayland$2,0000%
Washington Park$1,900--
North End$1,750--
Smith Hill$1,750--
Federal Hill$1,650-8%
West Side$1,650-8%
Mt. Hope$1,600--
Wanskuck$1,200--
West End Providence$1,100-48%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Smith Hill$2,975+86%
Wayland$2,7250%
East Side$2,6750%
College Hill$2,5500%
Blackstone$2,500-14%
West End Providence$2,400+7%
Elmhurst$2,250-6%
Greystone$2,075+6%
Fox Point$2,000--
Federal Hill$1,900-3%
West Side$1,900-3%
Mt. Hope$1,900+6%
North End$1,850+16%
Charles$1,850+16%
Lower South Providence$1,850--
Wanskuck$1,400-18%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

30%

15-30 Mins

43%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8484

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 28 of 55 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 38 of 55 renters

Percentage: 6969

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 28 of 55 renters

Percentage: 5656

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 35 of 55 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 28 of 55 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 8% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 14% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Providence's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 20% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Providence looks good for nightlife.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 56% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Providence is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 56% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 14% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 18% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Providence's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 51% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in Providence.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 41% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Providence is a masterpiece for fine art lovers.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 29% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Providence is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 38% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 45 of 55 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 42 of 55 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 38 of 55 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 37 of 55 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 37 of 55 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 36 of 55 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 35 of 55 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 35 of 55 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 32 of 55 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 30 of 55 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 30 of 55 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 28 of 55 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 28 of 55 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 29 of 55 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 33 of 55 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 34 of 55 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 34 of 55 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 35 of 55 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 45 of 55 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 52 of 55 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Providence

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About

Providence, RI

Overview of Providence

Providence is a great city for anyone who wants to enjoy a quiet life yet needs access to a major business hub. Families will find that this city offers a number of family-friendly activities, including the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tour that gives residents a close-up look at how a lighthouse is operated, and the Children's Museum, a unique museum that lets children and adults play with arts and crafts while they enjoy everything the museum has to offer. If you're planning on looking for houses to rent in Providence, Rent.com makes the searching process very easy with numerous available properties to look at.

Searching for Houses in Providence

With so many different types of homes to choose from in the Rhode Island area, renters won't have a problem finding something that suits their needs. The West End, the largest neighborhood in the city, is home to a variety of attractive homes, restaurants and more. If you're looking for convenience, this neighborhood is located just a short drive from downtown Providence and major hospitals, schools and parks. For a more peaceful and quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, renters should look towards the Smith Hill neighborhood for affordable home rental prices.

Prices in this city vary greatly depending on amenities and your choice of neighborhood. In most cases, renters should expect to pay $1,700-$2,000 per month for rent. If you're a budget-conscious person, read this article about saving money when moving located on the Rent.com blog.

Typical Layout for Houses in Providence

If you plan on renting a home in Rhode Island, you should expect to see average layout sizes of 1,000-1,300 square feet. In most cases, the homes will feature a second floor, washer and dryer in unit, a small garage and a backyard.

The kitchen will connect to a small dining room on the ground floor, with the living room located at the base of the stairs next to the front door, and a fireplace might be included as well. If the house is two stories tall, both bedrooms will be located on the top floor with their own bathroom.

Providence Neighborhood Guides

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