Downtown Providence, also known as Downcity, is the economic and cultural hub of the city. In this post-industrial neighborhood, you will find the most delicious restaurants, gorgeous historic landmarks, and a thriving arts community. It’s an ideal place to live, work, and play where there are always great events and new places to explore. Here are fifteen of our favorite Downtown Providence spots to check out: [Read more…]
Rhode Island has always been famous for its rich history, stunning scenic beauty, and unique New England charm. While it’s not difficult to find a fun everyday activity, it’s also worth taking a few seconds to review some of the more seasonal activities in the area.
As fall rolls in, Rhode Island fills up with great Autumn activities and events. The natural beauty of the leaves is everywhere, and you’ll be able to take the family to haunted houses, apple picking, and much more. In fact, the fall activities here are one reason why so many people decide to actually buy a home in the area – it’s a season that can be filled with memories every single year. [Read more…]
As we enter the last days of summer, you should consider making the most of your remaining time before Fall begins. There are only a few more months before the weather gets cold, so it’s a great idea to head outdoors and enjoy the warmth. Here are some ideas for what to do in Rhode Island before summer ends: [Read more…]
Good news from the Governor’s office about the unemployment rates in Rhode Island. Since 2011, there have been 14,700 new jobs added in the state of Rhode Island and this month alone 2,200 more jobs will be added. The job growth marks a welcomed turnaround for the state economy, which was hampered by ongoing pension liabilities, slow economic growth, and public sector malfeasance. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of state leadership, Rhode Island’s economy is now on the upswing and growing at a sustainable pace. The unemployment rate has fallen below the national average now at 4.5%. [Read more…]
Realtor.com named Providence the #1 real estate market to watch in 2016. The forecast looked at the 100 largest markets in the country and took past trends and modeled the future values for home sales and prices. Then they identified markets whose growth is predicted to better than the US average. Markets which are estimated to see slower price appreciation were cut from the list, even if they are currently hot markets, including San Francisco and Denver.
Here is the list:
Top 10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016
- Providence, RI
- St. Louis, MO
- San Diego, CA
- Sacramento, CA
- Atlanta, GA
- New Orleans, LA
- Memphis, TN
- Charlotte, NC
- Virginia Beach, VA
- Boston, MA
Why you may ask? Providence is very close to Boston and New York, is a hip, artsy, edgy town with historic architecture and a thriving arts and education industry that will always keep rents well-priced and competitive. Even more so, PVD has a great nightlife for young professionals and “up-and-coming” small businesses. The fact that the local economy is expected to improve bodes well for buyers and sellers. Home prices are affordable and are only expected to improve if you are considering buying.
If you’re thinking about buying a property and perhaps renting it at a later date, consider something close to Brown University or RISD. After all, education is about as close to a recession-less industry as you can get. (It’s never going to be a bad idea for an individual to invest in themselves or their future.) We like e-learning and all, but universities are looking more and more closely at hybrid online/offline models because you can’t overstate the necessity of a real community to facilitate learning.
Above we listed some of the things we LOVE about providence. Now it’s your turn. Have you made PVD your home yet? Why Providence? What attracted you to our great city? What do you LOVE about Providence?
Below is WPRI 12 on the matter