Ranked in the 12th percentile


  • Providence is ranked #34 in Rhode Island
  • Providence is ranked #25,648 in the USA
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Providence, RI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wayland, Providence741.83,028
Manton, Providence722.54,362
Hope, Providence702.23,060
Elmhurst, Providence691.810,503
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mount Hope, Providence671.76,083
Reservoir, Providence662.12,944
Mount Pleasant, Providence6629,950
Blackstone, Providence662.16,336

Best Cities Near Providence, RI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Brookline, MA8037.459,180
Newton, MA8036.888,317
Westborough, MA7932.44,057
Needham, MA7832.930,167
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wellesley, MA7834.128,909
Franklin Town, MA7818.132,873
Hingham, MA7839.35,777
Northborough, MA7835.86,314

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Providence, RI - A Great Place to Raise a Family

I lived in the city of Providence, RI for four years. Providence has a unique culture that draws some of its best elements from being a seaside port, a historical landmark and Boston's southward neighbor. Providence is a place where arts and dining truly shine. In recent years, Providence has become known for its environmental art show, WaterFire, where people gather in the streets downtown to see a series of bonfires lit just above the surface of the canals running through the city, to a backdrop of classical music. The atmosphere is incredible. It is a beautiful way to experience the city on a summer evening, especially for those lucky enough to reserve an outdoor table at one of Providence's fine dining restaurants. Overall, Providence is a small city that has mastered the blend between being a hip college town, a comfortable place to raise a family and a sophisticated travel destination. Really, it should be in a category all its own.
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Places to raise children My question is, where is the best place in Rhode Island to raise children, safety, schools, no flood zones.
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Source: The Providence, RI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).