With the prices of housing constantly on the rise – both for buying and renting – the ideal time to buy a home just about anywhere is right now. Don’t let your decision to buy a home linger any longer; there are lots of places to choose from, but Providence, RI is one of the best places around, and the longer you wait, the more the prices go up. Let us explain…. [Read more…]
We don’t know if you ever saw the article on destinationtips.com, but we can tell you that Providence has a lot to be proud of; we made the list of the top 10 places in America to raise kids! Of course, this is something that we have believed for many, many years, but to have someone else believe it as well is satisfying.
There are countless reasons why raising kids in Providence is a wise decision. But don’t take our word for it, although that should be plenty good enough because we know Providence. Take a look at all we have to offer for your family, and start packing!
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
While this summer’s warm weather was very much appreciated (following last winter’s back-to-back brutal snowstorms), the fall season is definitely our favorite season of all. There’s a ton of ways to truly appreciate sweater weather in Providence, both big and small. Hint: It’s not pumpkin-spiced everything.
Long walks down Benefit or Blackstone Boulevard admiring the colors. The brisk fragrance of fall air. The leaves crunching beneath your feet. Walking under the colorful trees amid historic providence architecture. There are few things as romantic as historic Providence in autumn.
2. The indie movie scene
Catch an indie or foreign film in the cozy Cable Car Cinema with some nutella on toast and a fresh cup of coffee by your side. Been there already this week? We also have the Avon on Thayer where foreign, art house & indie films are shown in their historic art deco theater. We love local businesses and have two top-notch movie theaters playing interesting movies that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere.
3. Perfect excuse to clean your fireplace
For an even more low-key night, grab some wine from Bottles Fine Wines and Spirits, some cheese from Narragansett Creamery at Whole Foods, then curl up on the couch, and watch a movie with the fire roaring in the fireplace. Whether you’re renting or you own, so many of the historic homes in Providence can boast one or more fire places. Take advantage of this. Enjoy the Providence autumn the way people have for generations.
4. Morning coffee to warm you up
Morning coffee or tea with the brisk fall air. There’s so much great Coffee and Tea around Providence, that if you’re still drinking Folger’s we’ll need to give you a talking to. Coffee Exchange, White Electric, Seven Stars, the Shop in Fox Point, The Duck and Bunny, and so many more! Even if you make your own coffee in the morning, take a short break from work at 11am, and grab a hot cup one of the coffee houses nearest you. If you must, you can even get a pumpkin-spiced something.
5. Trivia night
Meet up with friends for trivia night at McBrides Pub on Wednesday nights. It’s a great way to unwind with friends and family after a long day at work! There’s a Trivia night in Providence practically every night of the week. If you pick one and start going, it’s a great way to bond with friends in a lively environment, get out of the house a bit, and enjoy some nightlife.
6. Sweater weather
It’s not too hot, and it’s not too cold. There is something nice about sweater weather. With a pair of slacks and a sweater and your at the perfect temperature. Also, the temperature is such that you actually get work done instead of taking beach days (or Newport days) so you feel good after a a hard day at work.
7. That kids are back in school
Well, those crazy days of rushing the kids around in the Summer time are over, and now you get a little breather during the day while they’re at school. After school, why don’t you take them to the Duck & Bunny for “Afterschool Tea (and sandwiches) and catch up on the day with some bonding time.
The holidays are coming! Dinner parties and holiday cheer. It’s nice to know the holidays are coming now that everyone is back from their summer activities. We love Halloween in Providence! Experience the jaw-dropping display at the Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Explore Providence’s spooky side with an enchanting ghost tour. More on that here. We love the holidays in providence, People are in good spirits, we love dinner parties with friends and everything that comes with that.
There’s a growing movement taking place in Providence, RI and it can be found in your Twitter and Facebook newsfeeds. A movement reflected by many Rhode Islander’s who have spent countless hours conversing about at The Avery or Hot Club on Thursday evenings. Passionate conversations lamenting over what Rhode Island used to be, or could’ve been.
#ChooseRI is a declaration of love for the Ocean State, made by locals as well as those who choose to be here over anywhere else. It’s a social commentary on the ever-growing “brain drain” that many RI’ers are resentful of. Millennials are leaving, but those who #ChooseRI are staying put.