Elmwood, Providence, RI

Elmwood Neighborhood Guide Providence, RI

About

Elmwood is a diverse and vibrant neighborhood in the southwestern part of Providence, Rhode Island. Known for its stately Victorian houses and the beautiful Roger Williams Park, it's a cultural hub with a rich history. The main thoroughfare, Broad Street, is lined with a multitude of small businesses and restaurants, reflecting the cultural diversity of the area. The neighborhood enjoys easy access to Interstate 95, allowing convenient travel in all directions.

What You Will Love About Elmwood, Providence, Rhode Island

  • The community spirit is strong in Elmwood, with regular neighborhood gatherings and events.
  • Residents appreciate the close proximity to Roger Williams Park, a beautiful 435-acre park with a zoo, botanical gardens, and historical carousel.
  • The neighborhood's historic architecture, particularly the Victorian houses, give Elmwood a charming, old-world feel.
  • Broad Street, Elmwood's main artery, offers a variety of cuisines, reflecting the neighborhood's cultural diversity.

What’s Nearby

Elmwood is just a short drive from downtown Providence, offering easy access to its shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The beautiful Roger Williams Park is adjacent to the neighborhood, serving as a popular destination for picnics, walks, and family outings. Elmwood is also close to Rhode Island Hospital, the state's largest hospital, and Johnson and Wales University.

Lifestyle

Elmwood provides a unique mix of urban living with a touch of suburban comfort. Families, students, and young professionals coexist in this welcoming community, enjoying the neighborhood's many cultural offerings and local businesses. The proximity to Roger Williams Park provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 211 restaurants, 58 grocery stores, and 18 parks within a mile of the Elmwood neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    America's Food Basket

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Fish Market, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    863 Broad St

  • GROCERY
    Quisqueya Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    933 Broad St

  • GROCERY
    Asian Star Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    678 Elmwood Ave

  • GROCERY
    El Vecino Meat Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    0.4 miles

    1035 Broad St

  • GROCERY
    Good Fortune

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    101 Cadillac Dr

  • GROCERY
    Crespo Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    1115 Broad St

Elmwood Apartments and Rentals

151 Rental properties in Elmwood, Providence, RI.

  • Huntington Exchange Providence property

    $1,875+

    Huntington Exchange Providence

    2–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    507–800 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Telephone Building property

    $2,400+

    Telephone Building

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    1190–1684 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • 87 Vernon Street property

    $2,850

    87 Vernon Street

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1100 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 125 Wickenden St #207 property

    $2,400

    125 Wickenden St #207

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    708 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 9 Rhodes Ave property

    $3,550

    9 Rhodes Ave

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1505 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 79 Washington St #305 property

    $2,300

    79 Washington St #305

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    700 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
0%
17.8%
utilities
0%
19.8%
food
0%
1.7%
transportation
0%
5.5%
healthcare
0%
6.2%

Elmwood Demographics

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Elmwood Reviews

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  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    Yes

    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Near Downtown

    No

    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores

    No

    Say 2 of 3 renters

Elmwood Transportation

walk bike and transit

Very Walkable

70/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

65/100
Bike Score®

Some Transit

44/100
2 other stops

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

Other

265 Melrose St

San Miguel Transportation

Other

1096 Broad St

Source: foursquare.com

Elmwood Schools

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