The East Side of Providence is a unique entity in RI. In no other location does such a cross section of world renowned colleges and an artistic right brained aesthetic form a collage with high fashion and culture. Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design are two of the premier universities in New England. The neighborhoods that have sprung up around them reflect the quintessential urban college city.
Thayer Street nearby the Moses Brown School as well as RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) is an amazing area to stroll, dine and of course, due to all the nearby students, night life is thriving; food trucks are making the scene and there is electricity in the air. Spreading out toward Waterman Avenue and Brown University there are peaceful parks on every block surrounded by historic properties, many owned by the Brown professors and patrons. Heading all the way to the Providence River and the port district, India Point park is the featured attraction of Fox Point, where Wickendon Street is the cultural hub of that well defined section. The eclectic off the wall vibe of of Fox Point is another draw for those culture seeking RI residents or tourists. On the way to Fox Point you could stop by the amazing Hope Street Farmers Market in the summer time or check out iconic Rochambeau Avenue for more stores, restaurants and fun stuff for grown ups to do! The East Side is the place to be for urbanites in Rhode Island.
With a median price point of 460,000 for a single family home in 2014, the East Side is one of the highest price point locations in all of RI, however with condo prices at only 239,500 median and multifamily properties 340,000, there are more affordable ways to get into the neighborhood. Sales of single family homes in 2015 have gone as has high as 4,950,000 for a private estate containing a Colonial Revival Mansion, with 12 possible future building lots, to sales of other much more public Victorian Mansions in the 1-3 million dollar price point, spanning locations like Blackstone Blvd, College Hill and Wayland. In the 250-350 range in neighborhoods like Fox Point, Elmgrove, Mount Hope, Lippit Park and Hope Village, you can find single family living for the more modest lifestyle and still break into the East Side vibe. If you're looking for more information on the market value of your East Side of Providence Home then we're happy to provide a consultative approach and luxury marketing plan that fits your amazing property!
Map of The East Side of Providence