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5 Things To Know About Living In Providence Rhode Island

Providence Rhode Island is a relatively small and quiet city compared to many other areas of the country. Because of this, it’s a great place to live for people who are looking for a happy medium between city life and a small town environment. Plus, Providence’s proximity to the ocean makes it a great place for people who love the beach. On top of that, Providence Rhode island is close to other major northeastern cities such as Boston. If you’re thinking of moving out to Providence, there are definitely a few things you’ll want to think about beforehand. Keep reading for 5 things to know about living in Providence Rhode Island.

There are four seasons

If you enjoy being able to experience each season in all of its glory, you’ll definitely appreciate the weather in Providence Rhode Island. Like other areas of New England, Providence has all sorts of different types of weather throughout the year. You can expect to see some snow during the winter, while also enjoying the heat in the summer.

Opportunities to experience art

Providence is a great place for both art lovers and artists alike. There are several museums throughout the city where you can check out some pretty cool pieces. If you’re an artist, you can feel confident that you’ll find a community of fellow artists in Providence.

Gay friendly

Providence Rhode Island is known for being a place that is very friendly towards the LGBT community. If you’re a member of the community this is definitely a huge bonus. You’ll definitely be able to enjoy the city’s gay nightlife scene as well as other gay friendly activities.

High crime rates

The high crime rate in Providence may come as a shock to some. Many people probably just assume that a city of this size is safe, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Crime rates in Providence are 85% higher than the Rhode Island state average as well as 38% higher than the nation’s average.

Lots of things to do 

Boredom is something you’re not likely to experience in Providence Rhode Island. There are lots of things to do in the city including museums, parks, restaurants, and bars. No matter what it is that you like to do, you’ll be able to find something you enjoy in Providence.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.