New England is a beautiful part of the country. This is especially true for the area around the city of Providence, Rhode Island. The city of Providence is located where the Providence River meets the Narragansett Bay. The Seekonk River also runs through the heart of Providence. The city is mainly known for its industrial businesses, various college campuses, and beautifully kept historic homes. Brown University, The Rhode Island School Of Design and The Roger Williams Park Zoo are among the many places that call Providence home. The neighborhoods in this beautiful city are full of diverse housing options. Historic homes, modern condominiums, and quaint starter homes can all be found in Blackstone, Wayland, Elmhurst, and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Blackstone is a diverse neighborhood with a population of around 6,000. It is located along the banks of the Seekonk River. The homes in this area range from historic properties to newly constructed multifamily buildings. The neighborhood offer a stable housing market and better than average schools making it a great choice for families. There are several parks in the area to help promote an active lifestyle. Gladys Potter Park, Blackstone Park, and The Ladd Observatory are popular destinations for various exciting activities for families with small children. The Doyle Avenue Historic District is also located in the neighborhood of Blackstone and offers exciting dining, shopping, and other entertainment options.
The neighborhood of Wayland is smaller than Blackstone but offers all the amenities of an exciting residential location. The residences in this neighborhood range from historic single family residences to large multi-family buildings. These options are great for the many students and faculty that make up the Brown University campus. There are also several other school campuses in the neighborhood, in addition to Brown University. These schools include Moses Brown School, Hope High School, School One, and several more. The local hospital, Butler Hospital, also has its facility located in this area. Fox Point Splash Pad, India Point Park, and Long Strange Rip are among the many exciting destinations for various adventures. Gano Park is also located in this neighborhood and offers locals a convenient boat launch ramp into the river.
Elmhurst is located east of the downtown area and is one of the largest neighborhoods in the city of Providence. It has a population of around 11,000 and is mainly comprised of moderately sized single family residential properties. It offers homeowners in the area stable, but lower, home values and great schools. There are several school campuses in this neighborhood for families to choose from. Saint Augustine School, Nathanael Greene Middle School, and George J. West Elementary School are among some of the best schools in the state. Elmhurst has several parks located in its boundaries including the local water park, George West Water Park. The Lippitt Memorial Park is also located in Elmhurst and a popular destination for residets and visitors alike.