The creative capital

Living In Providence
City Information

Labeled the “Creative Capital”, Providence is home to a thriving arts, poetry, spoken word, and music scene. There are a lot of festivals and free events throughout the city, including WaterFire, where large woodpiles are ignited along the Providence River. Providence has a wide variety of restaurants, cuisines, and museums, including the RISD museum. With so many colleges and universities in the area, Providence has a large young population. Providence has many beautiful parks and is just one hour away from the beach.   

Living In Providence
Housing

On average, AmeriCorps members each pay between $350-$400/month and have 2-3 roommates. AmeriCorps members typically live in Federal Hill, the East Side, Smith Hill, Elmhurst, and Chalkstone. 

Living In Providence
Transportation

AmeriCorps members receive a free Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus pass for the year. Many AmeriCorps members bring cars if they own one. Providence is also a very bike friendly city. 
Useful Providence Links

Things To Do
State of Rhode Island
News & Events
SNAP: Food Assistance
Apartment Finder
Roommate Finder 
Farmers’ Markets

Fun Things to Do

●    Explore this guide of free and discounted things to do in Rhode Island
●    Go to Gallery Night the third thursday of every month for free
●    Attend a bonfire or other free events during Waterfire season
●    Climb up the 100-foot wooden Observation Tower in Hannah Robinson Park
●    See Newport’s mansions and ocean views on the Cliff Walk
●    Visit The Providence Athenaeum, one the oldest private libraries in the country 
●    Find all the cheap eats around Rhode Island
●    Catch a Pawtucket baseball game, the farm league for the Boston Red Sox