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10 Reasons to Live in East Providence, RI

  • Surrounded by History! The John Hunt House is believed to have been built around 1750 and is now a local museum and the home of the Historical Society. The Philip Walker House is the second oldest in the state and was rebuilt in 1679 after being burned to the foundation in the war of 1676.

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  • Lovely Neighborhoods! Riverside is located in the southern portion of the city and home to the Crescent Park Amusement Center. Rumford is in the northern part of the city and was once actually part of the state of Massachusetts.
  • Local Events! The East Providence Heritage Fest has been a community mainstay for more than 30 years. Every summer vendors, artists, and chefs gather for an art and cultural extravaganza. The city also hosts an annual tree lighting event and 4th of July fireworks display.
  • Dining Around Town! The Sun & Moon Korean Restaurant is locally owned and operated and offers an authentic taste of Korean cuisine. Davenport's Restaurant consistently receives high praise for its seafood chowder, chicken pot pie, and chicken florentine pizza.
  • Musical Life! The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra is located in East Providence and provides private lessons, classes, and many concerts throughout the year. The local Recreation Department hosts Summer Concerts at the Rose Larisa Memorial Park every Thursday evening.
  • Unique Shopping! American Rare Coin is owned and operated by a professional coin appraiser who buys and sells rare coins. Gallery Belleau features hand blown glass art created by the owner as well as work by other artisans.
  • Play in the Park! No matter which rent to own property you are interested in, you're sure to end up near a beautiful park, as all housing in East Providence is surrounded by this natural beauty. The Blackstone Valley Bikeway runs between parks and along the Central Pond, providing cyclists with a safe and beautiful paved path. Squantum Woods is made up of nearly 30 acres of grassy and wooded areas as well as picnic and grilling areas. Willett Avenue Pond has a large pond that is stocked each spring by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Nearby Waterplace Park and Roger Williams Park are part of the more than 1200 acres of park systems in the downtown Providence area.
  • Great Location! East Providence rent to own homes are in a central location and are a great choice for those who wish to work in the surrounding areas. The city is only minutes away from I-95, which leads directly to Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Booming Economy! There are many job opportunities for people interested in the rent to own houses in East Providence. The Rhode Island Hospital is located only ten minutes away and is one of the largest employers in the area. Other national businesses located in the vicinity include Bank of America, Brown University, and Citizens Bank.
  • Be a Good Sport! The area of East Providence is surrounded by sports teams. Hockey fans will want to cheer for the AHL's Providence Bruins. Rugby fans can get excited about the USARL's Rhode Island Rebellion.