Where is the Providence area and what is the average apartment cost?

Perhaps you’re looking to relocate to New England but prefer a location far less populated than a metropolitan area. You may find just what you’re looking for adjacent to Massachusetts in the tiny state of Rhode Island. A mere stone’s throw from Boston (60 miles to be exact), Rhode Island is only 48 miles long by 37 miles wide, making it easy to get from one point of interest to another.

The city of Providence is known and loved for its abundance of historical and cultural attractions. You will find immaculately preserved homes in architectural styles ranging from Greek revival to Victorian, as well as numerous attractions for lovers of the arts, including a Philharmonic orchestra, museums and theatre.

The cost of living in this part of New England is also less than typical rental rates you will find in Metro Boston. Apartments in Providence area, for example, can range from $890 to $1,100 for a studio, $985 to $1,300 for a one-bedroom, and somewhere in the $1,500 to $2,000 range for a three bedroom unit.

Category: City Guides, New England/Greater Boston