Life in the Providence area has undergone an impressive transformation over recent decades. Once a brimming hub of industrialization, Providence has shed its manufacturing-focused reputation and been reborn as a center of institutions, arts, and leisure. The area owes its transformation to the development of its eight hospitals, seven higher education facilities and an explosion of hospitality. Top educational facilities such as Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) add to the appeal of the Providence Metro and further create an energetic atmosphere.
With a reputation for selling some of the best coffee in the U.S. and famous for its mouthwatering doughnut shops, foodies will truly love living in Providence. If sweet treats aren't enough, any other tastes can be catered for as Providence has a vast food scene with claims of the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city. It isn't all about food, however, markets, concerts and unique festivals such as the Waterfire are regularly held by the riverside and often Brown University holds events for local residents to enjoy.
Life in Providence is as active as you make it, and with major public transportation readily available, it's easy to connect to Boston and other neighboring New England hubs.