Even those who don’t know Providence well are quickly won over by its history, charm, and big city benefits in a bite-sized wrapper.
With a metro area of around 1M people, Providence is a small city with a giant personality. It has been described as “the intersection of affordability and awesomeness,” and is often compared to other innovative cities that also forge their own path, such as Austin, and both Portlands (Oregon & Maine).
Home of internationally-renowned Waterfire, Providence has also been recognized as the Top Food Destination by Travel + Leisure magazine, and routinely places near the top of listings of best places to live. Providence won the 2014 U.S. Council of Mayors award for City Livability. The city packs a hefty cultural punch with its rich diversity of music, food, design, and college culture. It also has thriving entrepreneurship and tech sectors.
Providence is where we live, work and play. With its cafes, bars, sidewalk bistros, and charming public spaces, there are many great reasons we call it home.