Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Patio seating surrounds the fountain at DePasquale Square in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence

Providence Neighborhoods

Some of Providence’s greatest assets are its vibrant, thriving neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own distinct personality, unique history and welcoming community. Together, they have made Providence “America’s Coolest City” (GQ) and “America’s Favorite City” (Travel + Leisure).

We invite you to get out and explore these 15 neighborhoods. There are things to see, do, eat and buy in every one. Check out our favorites and then tell us what we’ve missed by using the hashtag #PVDpicks on Instagram. We will put some of our favorite suggestions on every page.

The busy city streets of Washington, Westminster and Weybosset are central to downtown... Learn More ›

Providence’s historic Federal Hill neighborhood spans iconic Atwells Avenue and the... Learn More ›

The College Hill neighborhood is home to many historic and cultural sites and residences, as well as... Learn More ›

Providence’s West End includes the areas around Broadway, West Fountain Street and Luongo... Learn More ›

Thayer Street, in the heart of the Brown University neighborhood, is a vibrant and... Learn More ›

The Wayland Square neighborhood runs along the edge of the Seekonk River. It boasts the charms of a... Learn More ›

Community resonates in this neighborhood tucked on the East Side of Providence on a... Learn More ›

Fox Point is a relaxed and walkable neighborhood with a diverse mix of college students, urban... Learn More ›

Broad Street is most notable for its international character, especially its distinctive... Learn More ›

Stroll along the area around the Providence River and discover a number of quaint shops and... Learn More ›

The iconic towers of the Narragansett Electric Company rise high above the Providence skyline... Learn More ›

Visit Elmhurst and Mt. Pleasant and discover vibrant restaurants, delicious bakeries and many... Learn More ›

Around the turn of the 20th century, communities of Italian immigrants settled these streets. Now... Learn More ›

Located directly off Interstate 95, the Elmwood neighborhood is an epicenter of multicultural... Learn More ›

The Smith Hill area, bordering downtown, is home to state government and abuts businesses... Learn More ›