Livability Score

85
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (6) F
Honey Dew Donuts
Coffee Shop
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee Shop
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee Shop
Nourish 401 Cafe
Coffee Shop
Depot Cafe
Coffee Shop
Tuskers Cafe
Coffee Shop
Teas and Javas
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Brewed Awakenings
Coffee Shop
Bay Tree Cafe
Coffee Shop
Harborside Café
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
beans & buns
Coffee Shop
Classic Cafe
Coffee Shop
Bubble Tea House
Coffee Shop
White Electric
Coffee Shop
Schasteâ
Coffee Shop
Willie's Grab & Go
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Coffee Grinder
Coffee Shop
Bolt Coffee
Coffee Shop
Small Point Café
Coffee Shop
Wildcat Café
Coffee Shop
Dave’s Coffee
Coffee Shop
Benefit Street Juice Bar Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (5) B
Park Theater
Theatre Arts
Cranston Lanes
Bowling Alley
Victorian Rose Garden
Attraction
A World of Adaptations
Attraction
Betsey Williams Cottage
Museum
Japanese Garden
Attraction
Roger Williams Park Carousel
Attraction
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Zoo
Temple to Music
Museum
Governor William Sprague Mansion
Museum
Woodlands Express! Train Ride (Seasonal)
Attraction
Sorring Eagle Zipline
Attraction
Hasbro's Our Big Backyard
Attraction
Treehouse For All
Attraction
Naturescape
Attraction
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Museum
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Zoo
Roger Williams Botanical Center
Attraction
Culinary Archive and Museum;Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts Museum
Museum
Fete Music Hall
Nightclub
Dirt Palace
Theatre Arts
Pawtuxet Rangers Armory
Museum
Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA)
Museum
Columbus Theater
Theatre Arts
Bishop McVinney Memorial Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (41) A-
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Walt's Roast Beef
Fast Food
Heritage Liquors
Alcohol
KFC
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
D'Angelos Sandwich Shop
Deli
Pontiac Tap
Bar
Royal Liquors
Alcohol
Olneyville New York System
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Suce Pizza cafe
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Coffee Bean
Fast Food
Cones Ice Cream
Sweets
Wendy's
Fast Food
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Newport Creamery
Sweets
Fitness (5) F
The Edge Fitness Clubs
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Boys and Girls Club of Warwick
Community Centre
Zuccolo Recreation Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
ILoveKickboxing.com
Gym
Groceries (13) A+
Chinese American Mini Mart
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Pacific Seafood market
Seafood
Sunny Market
Grocery Store
Price Rite
Grocery Store
V-Mart
Grocery Store
Armando & Sons Meat Market
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Good Fortune Supermarket
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Ocean Pride Seafood
Seafood
Shore's Fresh Food Market
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Shaw's
Grocery Store
Aldi
Grocery Store
Shaw's
Grocery Store
Walmart
Grocery Store
Las Gigantes Meat Market
Butcher
New Asian Market
Grocery Store
Fertile Underground Natural Market
Grocery Store
Urban Greens Co-op
Grocery Store
Urban Greens Co-Op Market
Grocery Store
The Original Italian Bakery
Bakery
Parks (22) C-
Cranston Stadium
Park
Murphy Trainor Park
Park
Dodsworth Beach State Park
Park
Mashapaug Pond Park
Park
Ardoene Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Joseph Williams Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Hasbro Boundless Playground
Playground
Sanders Playground Park
Park
Columbus Square
Park
Columbus Square
Park
Roger Williams Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Sivo Park
Park
Belmont Park
Park
Amos Earley Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Sackett Street Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Dyer Avenue Playground
Park
Shops (52) A-
Unknown Name
Mall
Benny's
Department Store
Durfee TrueValue
Home Improvement
Aaron's
Furniture
Salon Panache
Beauty
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Sprint
Electronics
Beauty Works
Beauty
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Eblens
Clothing
Ocean State Job Lot
Department Store
TJ Maxx
Department Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Discover the Wild Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Unknown Name
Mall
Unknown Name
Home Improvement
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Crossroads Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Unknown Name
Mall
Pottery Barn
Houseware
Crate & Barrel
Furniture
LeCreatif Salon
Hairdresser
Ocean State Job Lot
Department Store
Ocean State Job Lot
Mall
Garden City Center
Mall
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commute A

Of all people who commute, 2.7% take public transportation in Cranston.
Public Transit Stops (11)
Stops & Stations
B+
Pontiac and Richfield
Bus Stop
Elmwood at Job Lot
Bus Stop
Elmwood at Price Rite/Job Lot
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Garden City Center
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Warwick and Post
Bus Stop
Narragansett Parkway and Post
Bus Stop
Traffic Tribunal
Bus Stop
Eddy and Borden
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Dorrance and Pine
Bus Stop
Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Kennedy Plaza Stop V
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Kennedy Plaza Stop W
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.7%
F
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cost of living D+

The cost of living in Cranston is 116/100 - which is 3% higher than Rhode Island.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B
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crime A+

Cranston crime rates are 1,275 per 100k, which is 13% lower than Rhode Island
Property Crime
1,156 crimes per 100k
B+
Violent Crime
119 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Cranston is $74,425 - which is 27% higher than Rhode Island.
Med. Household Income
$74,425
B
Unemployment Rate
2.4%
A
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (19)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Cranston Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Providence Fire Department Engine Co. 11
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Dentist
Cranston Fire Department Station 3
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Providence Police Mounted Command
Police
Cranston Police Department
Police
Providence Fire Department
Fire Station
CVS
Pharmacy
Cranston Fire Department Station 1
Fire Station
Cardiovascular Institute of New England
Hospital
Family Health and Sports Medicine
Doctor
XRA Medical Imaging
Doctor
Rhode Island Health Center Association
Doctor
Cranston Fire Department Station 4
Fire Station
Saint Joseph Health Center
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Providence Fire Department
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Providence Fire Department Engine Co. 13
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Cranston Police Training Academy
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
C
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housing A+

Cranston home prices are $257,400 - which is 8% higher than Rhode Island
Home Price
$257,400
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
18%
A+
Home Affordability
3.5x (home price to income ratio)
B-
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schools C

The Cranston graduation rate is 85% - which is 3% higher than Rhode Island
School Test Scores
39%
F
High School Grad. Rates
85%
C
Elementary Schools (25) A+
W. R. Dutemple School
A Childs University
Eden Park School
Stadium School
Hugh B. Bain Middle School
Daniel D. Waterman School
Reservoir Avenue School
Park View Middle School
Woodridge School
Arlington School
Lillian Feinstein El. School
Af Iluminar Mayoral Middle Sch
Garden City School
Gladstone Street School
The San Miguel School
St Mary Elementary School
Chester W. Barrows School
Leviton Dual Language School
Precious Angels Child Care Center
Highlander Charter
Highlander Elementary Charter
George J. Peters School
Alfred Lima Sr. El School
Charles N. Fortes Academy
Cornel Young & Charlotte Woods
High Schools (4) C-
Cranston High School East
Dr. Jorge Alvarez Hs
Paul Cuffee Upper School
Highlander Charter
Dcyf Alternative Ed. Program
360 High School
W B Cooley & Acad Internationa
Cranston High School West
Meeting Street
Metropolitan Career Tech Ctr
Trinity Academy Performing Art
Ctr For Individualized Training & Education
Providence Career Technical
Tavares Educational Center
Pilgrim High School
Central High School
Classical High School
Sheila Skip Nowell (Capital)
Urban Collaborative Program
Bradley School Providence
Academy For Career Exploration
Nel/Cps Construction Career
Charette Charter School
Rini Middle College
Village Green Virtual
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ratings A

Cranston has an overall rating of 82% from 7 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (6)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Cranston Area Facts

  • Cranston has a Livability Score of 85/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Cranston crime rates are 13% lower than the Rhode Island average
  • Cost of living in Cranston is 3% higher than the Rhode Island average
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Cranston, RI - Small Town Waterfront Charm 4 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 27, 2010) I spent four days in Cranston, RI when touring the state of Rhode Island. Cranston, RI may not be a big and bustling city however it is fun in its own aspect. Cranston, RI capitalizes on the small town feel and it is located right on the water which makes it perfect.

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...Read More I has several attractions although the most forth-coming is the beautiful natural landscape. The city of Cranston does a wonderful job at utilizing the natural environment to create lush parks and beautiful sprawling waterfront malls and restaurants. Visit the Providence Place Mall and take in the beautiful waterfront scenery from the third level. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many Crab Shacks and enjoy authentic seafood. Cranston is a waterfront community with a metropolitan feel.

Night's are quiet in Cranston and there is an overwhelming feeling of security and safety. There are many upper middle class homes and the schools are above average in Cranston. Cranston would be a great place to live for a family. Individuals and couples make find Cranston a little boring with a lack of nightlife. Make an effort to visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo before leaving Cranston, it's beautiful. Read Less
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B+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Cranston? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Cranston Stadium
Murphy Trainor Park
Dodsworth Beach State Park
Mashapaug Pond Park
Ardoene Park
Unknown Name
Joseph Williams Field
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Park Theater
Cranston Lanes
Victorian Rose Garden
A World of Adaptations
Betsey Williams Cottage
Japanese Garden
Roger Williams Park Carousel
Roger Williams Park Zoo

Food & Drink

Dunkin' Donuts
Burger King
Walt's Roast Beef
Heritage Liquors
KFC
KFC
D'Angelos Sandwich Shop
Pontiac Tap

C Commute

Is public transit available in Cranston? Of all people who commute, 2.7% take public transportation in Cranston.
Drive to Work
82%

5% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

2% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A- Health & Safety

Is Cranston a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Cardiovascular Institute of New England

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Rhode Island Health Center Association
Family Health and Sports Medicine
XRA Medical Imaging

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