Providence/East Providence

East Providence is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, it is known as the Gateway to the East Bay.

James Dennis House

Understand

East Providence is NOT the eastern portion of the city of Providence. The eastern portion of Providence is known as "The East Side."

This city began as community of settlers comprised of Puritans from Boston and Pilgrims from Plymouth as part of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. The western portion became the town of Seekonk on February 26, 1812. In 1862, part of Seekonk was annexed to Rhode Island and the residents renamed the town East Providence. Several houses built before the Revolution are still standing today.

East Providence is located between the urban center of Rhode Island and rural southern Massachusetts. The area is predominantly residential, with elegant waterfront property and numerous apartment complexes. Demographically, there is a high percentage of Portuguese heritage. This community is still growing because of its central location on an available waterway, its modern highway and railroad routes, and the suburban outgrowth from the city of Providence.

East Providence is made up of three parts: Rumford, Riverside, and East Providence. Riverside was known as "The Coney Island of New England" because of a major amusement park called Crescent Park. Crescent park was built in 1886 by Charles Boyden. The park contained ballrooms, a carousel, many amusement rides, hotels, and restaurants. There was a steamship that traveled to many other parks in the area. In 1979 Crescent Park was torn down. The only thing that was left was the Carousel. Now Riverside is a suburban area, located on the Narragansett Bay.

Get in

Oddfellows' Hall

By plane

By car

From points South and T.F. Green Airport, take I-95 North to I-195 East (exit 19) and from points North take 1-95 South to I-195 East (exit 20). In both cases, cross over Washington Bridge and take exit 4. At the end of the exit ramp you have the option to bear left or right. The left exit leads to Taunton Avenue where many shops and eateries are located. The right exit leads to Riverside with many more options for things to see and do. It is easy to travel between both areas of East Providence. There is also the Henderson Bridge which connects East Providence to the historic East Side of Providence.

By bus

RIPTA provides transit across all of Rhode Island with the central hub located in Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. For the current bus schedules, please view the RIPTA webpage . The contact number for RIPTA is +1 401-781-9400.

By train

By bicycle

The East Bay Bike Path can be accessed by taking exit 4 off 195 east, known as Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. The path travels for approximately 4 miles until it reaches Riverside Square, then it continues into Barrington.

By boat

The town of East Providence is surrounded by a body of water which allows boaters to travel in and out and around the town. The main boat lunching point can be found in John Lewis Park across from India Point and parallel to the East Providence Yacht Club. Another common loading area can be found in Sabin Point Park in Riverside.

Get around

East Providence is easily accessed by car or bus transportation. Because the city is mostly residential, RIPTA's public transport network provides an extensive alternative to driving. The area is conducive to walking.

There are two notorious car rental choices to choose from when traveling around East Providence. The first...Enterprise Rent-A-Car - 365 Waterman Ave, 401-438-8550, and the second... Thrifty Car Rental - 2312 Pawtucket Ave, 800-847-4389. Also another way to get around is by taking a taxi and East Providence has numerous taxi services to offer including... East Providence Cab Service - 2723 Pawtucket Ave, 401-434-2000 Lions Taxi - 86 Lyon Ave, 401-434-9600 Fox Point Cab / Wayland Square Cab - 71 Dey St, 401-434-8181 Hillside Cab Incorporated - 35 North Spruce St, 401-944-200

See

John Hunt House

Do

Historic Carousel
St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Buy

Eat

Phillip Walker House

1-Robust curries- this concept represents all food that cooked with curry, it has different rang of taste from mild to very hot; all curries are served with Indian Basmati rice. 2-Biryanie- this food concept represents all sorts of Indian food, it is prepared by steaming rice and meat with vegetable together in addition to pineapple, raisin and aromatic spices. The final touch Is almonds, cashews, fresh cilantro or topped with delicious pistachios over cream.

Drink

Bars

Others

Sleep

There are other hotel options less than 3 miles away in nearby Seekonk.

Go next

Routes through East Providence

END Providence  W  E  Seekonk New Bedford
Warwick Providence  S  N  Pawtucket Attleboro
Hartford Providence  W  E  Seekonk New Bedford
Hartford Providence  W  E  Seekonk Plymouth
Woonsocket Pawtucket  N  S  Barrington Newport


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