Providence's East Side
Many East Side residents walk to work! If you work outside the City, the State's small size makes it convenient to live in our culturally rich Capital City and work just about anywhere in the State.
In Rhode Island, the average commute is only fifteen minutes. When you do need to leave town, the East Side of Providence has direct access to Interstate 95, which can quickly take you to some of the Rhode Island's beautiful ocean spots, or on to Boston, one-hour north, or New York City, three-hours south. Providence also has commuter rail and Amtrak service.
TOD'S PICK: Hope Street Farmers Market!
The Hope Street Farmers Market is a farmer-run cooperative created and managed by many of the best farmers and food artisans in Rhode Island. We sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, breads and pastries, pasture-raised meats, seafood, poultry and eggs, and many other items that we grow, make or raise ourselves. Come join us every Saturday morning from 9 to 1:00 and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00. Load up your shopping bags with great things to eat, listen to live music and spend time with your neighbors - all at Lippitt Park on the East Side of Providence where Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard meet.